The University of Richmond invites abstracts for its conference, Connecting the Humanities and the Professions, to be held March 21-22, 2013. The conference, which is offered with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will explore connecting the humanities and education or research in the legal, business, and medical professions. In addition to a presentation by our keynote speaker, William Sullivan, Senior Scholar at the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College and Director of Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers, the conference will provide a forum for scholars, teachers, and administrators who have integrated the humanities and these professional disciplines to share their experiences. We plan on three panels whose purpose is to focus on connecting the humanities and the professions in 1) teaching, 2) curriculum development, and 3) scholarship. We encourage abstracts that consider the practical means, the challenges, and the rewards of connecting the humanities and the professions in these three areas. Suggested topics include team-teaching, integrated curricula, and cross-disciplinary research, but any relevant topic is welcomed and will be considered. Those who would like to participate on a panel should submit a 300-word abstract and a CV to Dr. Joan Neff, Associate Provost (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 1, 2012. The abstract should indicate clearly for which panel the abstract is intended, and should state briefly the author's experience. Questions concerning the conference may also be directed to Dr. Neff.
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