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Call for Proposals

The Texas State Historical Association will hold its 116th annual meeting, March 1-3, 2012, in Houston at the Omni Houston Hotel and the program committee is now calling for proposals for sessions and papers to be presented at the meeting.

A complete session proposal includes the following: a) session title; b) complete name, address, phone number, a one-page vita, and institutional affiliation (or hometown, in the case of lay historians) of the session chairman, paper presenters (either two or three), and commentator (for sessions with two paper presenters); c) titles of the two or three individual papers; and d) a brief summary of each paper. Each complete session is strictly limited to seventy-five minutes. To allow time for introductions and questions, each presentation in three-paper sessions should not exceed twenty minutes (about ten typewritten pages) and in two-paper sessions each should be limited to twenty-five minutes (about twelve pages).

Individuals may submit a proposal for a single paper rather than a complete session. Although single papers are often difficult to combine into coherent sessions, committee members will make every effort to include such proposals in the program.

The 2012 Program Committee is interested in having sessions presented by collectors of Texana—books, maps, or art, for example—and accordingly we invite such proposals. Such sessions should include at least two presenters and will be expected to meet the seventy-five minute time limit.

Papers presented should not have been delivered at a scholarly meeting or published prior to the 2012 Texas State Historical Association meeting. There are no objections to the papers being given again or published after the meeting.

As much as possible, participants in a given session should be from different institutions. Historians from outside Texas but doing work in Texas-related studies are encouraged to participate.

Individuals who participate in the TSHA's annual programs may present a paper once every three years or serve as a commentator once every two years. Session chairs may repeat annually, although the committee will make every effort to avoid repetition.

Individuals who are to present papers at the 2012 meeting will be required to have a copy of their paper and a one-page vita in the hands of their session chairman and session commentator (in two-paper sessions) by January 27, 2012.

Proposals should be submitted to Susan Manuel at the TSHA, in hard copy at 1155 Union Circle #311580, Denton, TX 76203-5017 or electronically to Proposals for the 2012 Houston meeting must be received by February 1, 2011. A Program [End Page 182] Committee Worksheet is available online at If there are questions, please contact John Miller Morris, Chair of the Program Committee for 2012, at 512-338-0889 or, or Randolph "Mike" Campbell, Chief Historian of the TSHA, at 940-369 5223 or

TSHA Nominating Committee

The 2010 Nominating Committee solicits recommendations for Second Vice-President of the Texas State Historical Association for the term beginning in March 2011. This person should be an academic member in good standing. The Committee also solicits applications for open positions on the Board of Directors, one academic member and three nonacademic members. Please send recommendations to:

Dr. Walter L. Buenger, Head, Texas A&M University, Department of History, History Building #101, College Station, TX 77843-4236, wbuenger@

Mr. John W. Crain, The Summerlee Foundation, 5556 Carruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX 75225,

Dr. Lynn Denton, 13325 Trail Driver Street, Austin, TX 78737-9531,

Mr. John Nau III, Silver Eagle Distributors, 7777 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007,,

Dr. Robert A. Wooster, Division of Arts and Humanities, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412,


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