I got back an acceptance for a paper presentation. It had a small note to help me with revising the paper: my abstract is a little convoluted
. Yes, I guess it was. I tried to substitute a few catch phrases, like lieux de memoires
(sites of memory), in order to get within the 250 word maximum. The paper will deal with the administrative reports about Alsace-Lorraine which talk about how the regional institutions left over from Germany could be dismantled. I also plan to look at the statehood movement for District of Columbia: it seems to me that the city is a battleground for national policies despite the interests of the residents.