Monday, December 10, 2012

CALL for Proposals: International Society for Educational Biography

Call for Papers
The Thirtieth Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas   April 4-6, 2013
Submission deadline is February 4, 2013 

I.S.E.B. invites academics, teachers, graduate students, researchers and anyone who engages aspects of biography in their writing, teaching, research, or other professional endeavors to submit proposals for our annual conference. Previous papers have come from a variety of disciplines including history, education, English, religion, and many more. We encourage submissions from graduate students.

Possible topics include: Collective biographies, Role of biography in the history of education, biography and fiction, general biography, plot structures of biographies, biographic criticism, publishing biographies, feminist approaches to life writing, oral history, experimental approaches, ethical issues, methodology, and the use of biography in classroom instruction.

Proposal Information: The refereed conference invites individual papers, panel discussions; and other  presentation formats. Generally, the conference schedule allows 30 minutes for individual papers (includes discussion time), and 60-75 minutes for panel sand other kinds of presentations.

Proposals should be sent as attachments and include:
1) A title page which includes title, name of author(s), address, telephone #, and e-mail.
2) A 250-350 word abstract describing the importance of the topic, the approach taken & the need for any technology.
3) A statement with any time and day that you cannot present.
Send proposals by surface mail, or e-mail attachment to
Dr.Raji Swaminathan,  Director, Urban Education Doctoral Program 
Department of Educational Policy & Community Studies
515 Enderis Hall, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,WI 53211   
Phone: 414-229-5752   Fax: 414-229-3700

ALL persons presenting papers MUST be current in ISEB dues. The Conference Registration fee is a separate fee from membership dues.
Membership - regular - (includes ISEB's journal, Vitae Scholasticae) $75
Membership - retired - (includes conference registration, does not include lunch or journal) $50
Membership - student -(includes conference registration, does not include lunch or journal) $30
Conference registration (before April 1. Includes lunch) $170
Conference registration (after April 1. Includes lunch) $190
Additional lunch (optional) $45/each
Student subscription to Vitae Scholasticae $40

*Please complete the membership/conference form at Then follow the link at the end of the membership survey to pay via PayPal or mail dues and registration to: 
 Lora Helvie-Mason, Tarleton State University , PO Box T-0490, Stephenville, TX 76042,,, 254-968-9488

Conference Hotel: MENGER HOTEL 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX; 800/345-9285. The Menger Hotel is an historic hotel located across the street from the Alamo and about a block from the River Walk.  
The rate is $132 US single or double; $20.00/night roll away bed.  Committed guest rooms will only be held until March 3 so please reserve early. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be accepted on the basis of availability.  If more persons reserve early than are in the guaranteed room block, the rooms could be taken prior to the cut-off date. (Some rooms have been reserved for those who come early and for those who plan to stay over the weekend).


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