2012 Symposium - call for papers

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March 28-30, 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska Union, 14th & R Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska





Submission Deadline:

November 1, 2011


Print Call for Papers

Interested contributors should submit abstracts of 200 words or less using the
Abstract Submission Form.

Please email the submission form and a 1-2 page vita to cgps@unl.edu

Persons whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to submit final papers by the symposium. Great Plains Quarterly and Great Plains Research, the Center's scholarly journals, have the first right to publish the papers presented at the symposium.


We invite you to submit a poster proposal. You can either do a traditional poster or -- new opportunity -- present your poster electronically. The conference expects to have a substantial number of flat-screen TVs available for posters, and we strongly encourage you to consider presenting your poster in electronic form.

Electronic posters

These posters should feature a guided presentation, preferably with audio. You may use animations, mapping, or any other special effects. Your poster presentation should be under 15 minutes in length. File formats may vary, but they must be playable on a computer. Suggested file formats include Quicktime (.mov), Windows Media Video (.wmv) and other common video formats, Powerpoint (.ppt and .pptx) as well as internet-hosted video sites such as Youtube. The electronic posters will be displayed on 37-inch flat television screens. Any particular software needs beyond Office Suites and generic media players must be met by the presenter. If your proposal is accepted, technical assistance (e.g., with audio, etc.) will be available.

Traditional posters

Maximum size for traditional posters is 40 inches by 48 inches.

Posters will be displayed on March 29, 2012, from approximately 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM; poster authors will be expected to be near their posters for at least half of this period. There will also be an opportunity for electronic posters to be on display for a longer period (perhaps 60 days) at the Homestead National Monument of America (National Park Service) in Beatrice, NE.



Call for Papers