Each session focuses on the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. The essayist and an assigned commentator will each have an opportunity for remarks before the discussion is opened to the floor. Papers must be available for circulation electronically and by mail at least a month before the date of the seminar.
The seminar’s steering committee would like to fill two or three sessions through this call for papers. If you wish to be considered for a slot, send your CV and a one-page precis of your paper by March 15 to Conrad E. Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or to email@example.com.
In your proposal, indicate when your paper will be available for distribution. If there are special scheduling conditions, such as a planned trip to Boston or an extended period when you cannot make a presentation, indicate in your proposal.