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Call for Papers: Circus History / Circus Studies (Circus Historical Society annual convention )

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Organization: Circus Historical Society
Event: Circus Historical Society annual convention
Categories: Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2023-08-24 to 2023-08-27 Abstract Due: 2023-05-15

The Circus Historical Society invites proposals for in-person presentations on any subject related to circus history, including the careers of performers and other circus people, business, logistics, show history, circus acts, animals, and other related topics to be presented at the annual Convention in August 2023. 

To submit, please send: 

  1. A short paragraph about the subject of your proposed presentation (make sure to tell us if you are requesting a 20 minute or 40 minute presentation slot) 
  2. A short biography (up to 100 words)
  3. Your mobile phone number and best contact email address
  4. Any audio-visual requirements you will need beyond a microphone and lectern. For example, do you plan to display images or a PowerPoint presentation?  Will you need to play video or music during parts of your presentation?

Please send the above information and any questions to katvecchio@gmail.com. Submissions must be received by May 15, 2023 at the latest; proposals cannot be considered after the deadline. 



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