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Calls for Papers 

"The Post-Obama Ethos: The Transnational U.S. in the Aftermath of Hope" (Deadline January 8, 2018)
The English Department of Georgia State University and its departmental partners in collaboration with the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz, and The Atlantic Academy (in Kaiserslautern) welcome proposals for this Spring 2018 Symposium on the topic of “The Post-Obama Ethos.” Assembling a body of leading international scholars in interdisciplinary research and teaching areas, this symposium will explore the global importance of cultures, populations, policies and discourses marked by the completion of the two term presidency of the 44th United States President, Barack Obama. The storm of political changes in the U.S. within days of President Obama's end of term, have been felt widely. Nationally and internationally, President Obama’s departure from office has coincided with a wave of social, political, economic, religious, and scientific changes. Panelists and speakers from fields across the humanities, law, public policy, the arts, and the social sciences will present critical perspectives of, and reflect on the immediate post-Obama period and the prospects of the global discourse of hope that will mark the legacy of the 44th U.S. President.

Library Research Grants: Georgia College (Deadline April 2, 2018)
Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia, offers short-term Library Research Grants every year to scholars and students whose work would benefit from access to materials in Ina Dillard Russell Library’s Special Collections. Strengths of the collections include Milledgeville/Baldwin County history and culture, (local/regional) women’s history, and Georgia College history. Special Collections houses the papers of authors Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker and several political figures, including U.S. Secretary of Labor W. J. Usery, U. S. Senator Paul Coverdell, U. S. Representative Carl Vinson, and Georgia State Senator Floyd L. Griffin, Jr. For more information about Special Collections or the grant, please visiour website (Contact: nancy.davisbray@gcsu.edu).

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