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Department To Host Tennessee
Conference of Historians in September

The Union University history department will host the 2007 Tennessee Conference of Historians on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15. Department member Dr. Judy LeForge is coordinating this event, which is being held at Union for the first time.

The theme of the conference, “Bringing the Past to Life in the 21st Century,” seeks to bring together college and university professors, high school teachers, librarians, museum professionals, graduate students, and all practitioners of history for a discussion of ways to preserve and promote the past in the new millennium. The keynote speaker at the conference will be University of Tennessee/Martin Professor Brent Cox, whose topic will be on Native American history. Another special part of the conference will be professional musician J.J. Kent of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, who will perform Native American music on his flute during the Saturday luncheon. Papers and panel discussions from all subject areas, approaches, and methodologies are encouraged. The deadline for proposals is May 1, 2007.

The conference will coincide with the annual Pinson Mounds State Archeological Park’s Archeofest, which celebrates the culture and archeology of Native Americans. Archeofest will take place on Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16.

For more information about the conference, contact Dr. LeForge at or go to the conference web page.

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