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The Alabama Historical Association invites proposals for individual papers to be given at its sixty-second annual meeting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on April 23-25, 2009. This meeting is open to scholars, researchers, educators, public historians, professionals, students, and laypeople who share an interest in the history of Alabama from the founding years to the present. Proposals must consist of a one-page abstract of a twenty-minute presentation on an Alabama history topic and a c.v. or resume including the author's e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, and academic affiliation (if any). Presenters will be required to register for the conference and be members of the Alabama Historical Association by the time of the meeting. The committee gives preference to authors who have not presented papers at the annual meeting within the past three years. Please send submissions and any questions to Dr. Lonnie A. Burnett, Program Committee Chair, University of Mobile, 5735 College Parkway, Mobile, Alabama 36613; e-mail: lburnett@mail.umobile.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred. Proposals will be accepted until October 1, 2008.

The fifty-fourth British Association of American Studies annual conference will take place at the University of Nottingham, England, April 16-19, 2009. The association invites proposals, of a maximum of 250 words, for twenty-minute papers, which should also include a provisional title. Paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on any topic within American Studies, including literary studies, history, film, television and media studies, political science, cultural studies, and visual culture and art history, are welcome. The conference will feature papers across a wide range of disciplines. Proposals should be submitted to Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier by October 13, 2008, by e-mail attachment: baas2009@nottingham.ac.uk.

In celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of President Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), Tusculum College, located in Greeneville, Tennessee, will be hosting a daylong symposium on Thursday, September 18, 2008, titled "Andrew Johnson: Heritage, Legacy, and Our Constitution." The symposium will feature Paul H. …