Message de Steve Maxner du Vietnam Center à l’université Lubbock du Texas.
Conference Call for Papers and Panels
“1969: Vietnamization and the Year of Transition in the Vietnam War”
April 25-27, 2019, Lubbock, Texas
Vietnam Center and Archive (VNCA) and the Institute for Peace &
Conflict (IPAC) at Texas Tech University are pleased to announce a
focused on the year 1969. We expect in this conference to approach a
wide range of historical events and topics by hosting presenters who
examine diplomatic, military, international, regional, and domestic
aspects of the Vietnam War. We also seek presentations
that reflect the recent and emerging scholarship on the transition of
leadership from Johnson to Nixon and from Westmoreland to Abrams in
challenging and complicating existing interpretations of them and their
policies. We are also particularly interested
in papers that address the concepts of “Vietnamization” and the shift
toward “pacification.” We seek presentations that reflect all
participants and perspectives, including those of the US, RVN, DRV, NLF,
and other nations involved. Additional areas of interest
include the strategic and tactical decision-making to expand the war
into Cambodia with OPERATION MENU. We also encourage presentations that
examine the social and religious aspects of the war, the antiwar and
peace movements at home and abroad, the effect
of journalism and reporting on the war, and the efforts to end the
conflict through international diplomacy and military and diplomatic
means in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
two-day conference will be hosted in Lubbock, Texas. Conference
organizers welcome both individual presentation proposals as well as
panel proposals that include a moderator/commentator and three
individual presentations. Conference sessions will follow the standard
90-minute format to include 60 minutes for presentations (20 minutes per
presentation) followed by 30 minutes for commentary,
questions, and discussion. Presentations by veterans are especially encouraged as are presentations by graduate students.
Graduate student travel grants will be made available to select
students. All presentations will be video recorded and made publicly
available after the conference via the Vietnam Center and Archive
website. Select papers may also be published in a collection by the TTU
Proposal submission deadline is February 1, 2019.
Please submit a 250-word abstract and separate two-page CV/resume to VietnamConference.TTU@gmail.com. The program committee of Ron Milam, Steve Maxner, Justin Hart, Dave Lewis, and Laura Calkins will evaluate all paper proposals and develop a program that reflects the many remarkable aspects of 1969. If submitting a panel proposal, please include separate abstracts for each proposed presentation and CVs/resumes for each speaker.
Thank you for your interest in participating in this conference.