Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies Rhode Island College (IPLWS) Marie R. Fraley, Interim Director ; and Dulce Maria Soares Scott, Ph.D., Anderson University & Affiliated Researcher with IPLWS
Call for Papers
Conference: October 14 & 15, 2011 Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
Theme: Integration of Portuguese Immigrants and Their Descendants in the United States and Canada
The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies is pleased to announce a two-day conference on topics related to Portuguese immigration and integration into American and Canadian societies.
Questions to be addressed include, but are not limited to:
-How have the Portuguese populations of the United States and Canada integrated/assimilated into their respective adopted nations through the generations? -What changes in education, occupation, political participation and use of the Portuguese language have taken place?
-What marks have the Portuguese and their descendants made on their respective communities and how do they maintain their cultural and ethnic boundaries?
-To what extent do Luso-descendants remain identified and connected to their ethnic culture, ethnic communities and Portugal?
This two-day conference will bring together a cadre of national and international scholars to address these questions and more.
The conference organizers are seeking proposals for conference presentations in the area of ethnic and migration studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, history, political science, economics, psychology, linguistics, education, literature, the arts, the teaching of the Portuguese language, and other areas related to the experience of immigration and the integration of Portuguese-Americans and Portuguese-Canadians and their descendants into their respective host societies.
Presentations comparing the integration of other ethnic groups, in particular those of other Lusophone populations, with the Portuguese-American and Portuguese-Canadian experiences are also welcomed.
We look forward to receiving proposals (300-500 words) in Portuguese or English for 20 minute presentations. Participants may also want to propose their own thematic panels, to include papers delivered by 3 or 4 participants.
Proposal Submission Requirements: 1) Presentation Title: 2) Presentation Description (300 to 500 words) 3) PresenterInformation: – Name, Institutional Affiliation, Address, Phone, E-mail 4) Biography – Provide a short introductory bio – maximum 250 words
Dates to remember: Deadline for submission of proposals: May 31, 2011 Early submissions are encouraged Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2011
Deadline for submission of complete papers for publication: December 31, 2011
The papers will be published in a Volume containing all Conference proceedings. Funding is being sought to provide stipends for travel and lodging. Details to follow. We would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this call for papers to anyone who might be interested. Thank you Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rhode Island College
For more information, contact:
-Marie R. Fraley, Interim Director, Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies E-mail: email@example.com
-Dulce Maria Scott Soares, Ph.D.