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Submit Abstracts

Call for Abstracts - Due July 30, 2021

Submitted abstracts should describe the topic you would like to present at the AFCC conference, highlighting your argument, evidence and contribution to the historical literature. Abstracts are restricted to 250 words (or 1575 characters).

 

Notification of acceptance will begin August 2, 2021.

 

All accepted presenters are required to register for the Conference

 

View the following links to learn more about the different sessions before submitting your Abstract(s):

The AFCC Program Committee Members will be reviewing all submittals


Be sure to orient your abstract to the following three topics:

 

Answer the following questions in your Abstract

  • What is the historical question or problem?

  • Make a clear statement of your thesis or argument. It should be original.

  • What is your evidence? State clearly what you are using as your primary source material.

  • How does your paper contribute to the three subject matters and why does it matter?

  • Why should your abstract be important to the Program Committee Members?

 

Things to keep in mind when submitting your Abstract

  • Work to be concise, clear and specific in your submittals.

  • Be as specific as possible, avoiding overly broad or overreaching statements and claims. Do not get sidetracked by writing too much narrative or over explaining. Say what you need to say and nothing more.

  • Keep your audience in mind. How much background you give on a topic will depend on the conference.

  • Your language should be professional and your style should adhere to academic standards.

  • If you pose a question or two, make sure that you either answer it or address why the question matters to your conference paper – unless you are posing an obvious rhetorical question. Too many questions take up too much space and leaves less room for you to develop your argument, methods, evidence, historiography, etc. You are not expected to have already written your conference paper, but you are expected to have done enough research that you are prepared to write about a specific topic that you can adequately cover in 15-20 minutes. Prove that you have done so.

  • Remember that the Program Committee Members will be reading a lot of abstracts and will not want to wade through the unnecessary language. Keep it simple.

  • Make sure each sentence is unique, does not repeat information already given and that it contributes to the flow of your abstract.

  • The Program Committee Members do not need to be reminded of the grand sweep of history in order to contextualize your topic. Place your topic specifically within the historiography.

Single speaker abstract submissions will also be accepted.

 

Use the form below to submit your Abstract by August 31, 2021.

 

Submissions for Poster Presentations have a close date of September 20, 2021. Please use the form on the Poster Presentations page to submit your Abstract. 

All registration fees for moderators and speakers will be waived although all speakers and/or moderators are required to register.

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