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Georgia State hosts history and political science conferences

Monday, April 14, 2008 – Charleen Wilcox

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Georgia State University’s history department will host the 2008 Georgia Phi Alpha Theta Undergradutate Conference on April 19 in the Student Center. The theme of the history honor society’s conference is “History, Consciousness and Urbanism.” It will feature panels examining the role of women in American religion, the influence of sport in Western history and culture and the eastern Mediterranean in world history among others. Students from various universities and colleges in Georgia will participate as presenters. The conference’s keynote address will be delivered by Jared Poley, assistant professor of German history at Georgia State. A complete schedule of events may be found here.

The political science department welcomes paper proposals for inclusion at its multi-disciplinary conference to be held on June 12-13. The conference, tentatively titled “Democracy and Extremism,” will feature panels examining how democracies cope with intolerance, the legal restraints on extremism, sociological profiles of extremist groups and the promotion of democracy through civic education and media campaigns. Inquires for additional information may be directed to William Downs, chair of political science.