Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

Global Liberal Arts Alliance

Earlham College Conference on 1964

Earlham College Conference on 1964

Call For Papers

Saturday, April 5, 2014; Richmond, Indiana

In 2014, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer. To commemorate these events the African and African American Studies Program and History Department of Earlham College will host a one-day conference on the histories, cultures, and legacies of 1964. We invite papers from faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, and activists exploring, but not limited to, the following:

• Mississippi Freedom Summer

• The Civil Rights Movement in the North

• The Global Civil Rights Movement

• The Civil Rights Act, 1964 and the Voting Rights Act, 1965

• Technology, Media, and Resistance Movements

• Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

• Labor and the Civil Rights Movement

• Religion and the Civil Rights Movement

• Civil Rights Battles Today

• The Legacies of Brown vs. Board of Education


Individual paper submissions by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates are encouraged. Paper submissions should include a title, 500 word abstract, and contact information.


Panels can include a combination of undergraduate and/or graduate student participants as well as faculty. Panel proposals should include a title, a one-page description of the topic and a list of participants.

Submission Guidelines and Deadline

All submissions should include the contact person's name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address. Papers and panels should be submitted to Betsy Schlabach, Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies ( by February 28, 2014.

2014 Winners of GLCA New Writer's Award

The Great Lakes Colleges Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 GLCA. New Writers Award for fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Now in its 45th year, the New Writers Award confers recognition on promising writers who have published a first volume in one of the three genres.


Click here for names of the 2014 winners and judges

2013 Intensive Faculty-Student Research at the Library of Congress


Click here to read more about the Library of Congress Research Project as written by Gregory Wegner, GLCA.

 For an account of the research team from the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts in Slovakia, click here

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Virginia Beard (Hope College, left) and her team studying the phenomenon of homelessness in the U.S. They are meeting with Susan Garfinkle (right) of the Library of Congress.





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 The U.S. Capitol from the steps of the Library of Congress.









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 Briefings of research progress among the teams.







IMG 1231Research teams on site in the Jefferson Building of the Library.













Global Conference on Water: The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide:
International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
On Sustaining a Life Resource

Click here to read article.

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 Water Conference participants in the Library at the College of Wooster


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Conference participants observe the operation of a water filtration system, developed at the College of Wooster, at a site that had once been contaminated by hazadous chemicals.


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An Amish farmer in Wayne County, Ohio, demonstrates the operation of an irrigation system powered by solar panels.

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International visitors from the Water Conference discuss erosion on an Amish farm.

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Conference participants learn of water quality issues in Lake Erie.



Photos and Article by Greg Wegner, GLCA.

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Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

The Great Lakes Colleges Association
535 West William. Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

+1.734.661.2350 (voice)
+1.734.661.2349 (fax)