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Focus on Topics in Religious History

We received the following Call for Papers. They have indicated a particular interest in religious history.

Ninth Annual Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, October 18-19, 2007

Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History. The Conference welcomes submissions from professionals and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.

Each proposal should include a summary of the topic and a one-page resume of the participant. The summary should specify the major primary and secondary sources used in the research. Proposals should be formal, footnoted papers. The deadline for proposals is March 20, 2007.

Contact: Thomas F. Schwartz, State Historian, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 112 North Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701.

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