The Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH), publisher of the journal Connecticut History, and University of Connecticut Torrington are sponsoring a one-day conference on the broad theme of Connecticut Biography on Saturday, November 6, 2010. The meeting to be held at UConn Torrington will feature both concurrent and plenary sessions with speakers from diverse backgrounds discussing a variety of subjects.

Hundreds of men and women with ties to Connecticut, both prominent and obscure, have lived important and meaningful lives that are well worth documenting. Although most researchers will probably focus on single individuals, studies of multiple people and collective biographies will also be considered. Those studied may have had significance in a wide variety of areas, from the law, military, and politics to athletics, education and the arts. This conference will bring together people from different backgrounds and areas of expertise to explore biography.

Historical society and museum personnel, graduate students, independent scholars, teachers, and members of the academy are all invited to make presentations. For consideration, please submit a paper title, abstract, and a short c.v. Application deadline is May 1, 2010.

Proposals should be sent to ASCH vice president, Bruce P. Stark, 84 Beaver Brook Road, Lyme, CT 06371 or (in MSWord format). Telephone (860) 434-0112.

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