2018 Conference: Call for Papers & Poster Proposals

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Call for Papers

15th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference:

“Building Bridges”

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, Chicago, IL

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, September 14, 2018


Masters and doctoral graduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present individual research papers at Loyola’s Fifteenth Annual History Graduate Student Conference. In keeping with this year’s theme, Building Bridges, we solicit presentations that broadly demonstrate ways in which history helps us form connections. Despite the many divisions in our world, the study of the past can often increase understanding and prompt critical conversation today. We welcome submissions that highlight new approaches to historical topics that promote constructive dialogue on how we can use the past to better society. Potential frameworks may include, but are not limited to: American history, world history, borderlands and transnational studies, urban history, history of gender, race/ethnicity, religious history, colonialism/imperialism, public history, and memory studies. We also welcome papers about history projects in the digital humanities. The goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for students to gain experience presenting original research projects and to receive feedback from their peers on their work. Prizes will be awarded to the top paper presenters.

Additionally, graduate and undergraduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present during our morning poster session. Posters may feature original research or showcase public history projects. Presentations related to the conference theme are especially encouraged. Certificates will be awarded to the top graduate and undergraduate poster presenters.

We are also pleased to announce that this year’s conference will include a special lunch panel and networking event focused on career pathways for graduate students, both within and outside of the academy, as part of our involvement with the American Historical Association’s (AHA) Career Diversity for Historians initiative. These new and exciting sessions will provide space for you to explore future career opportunities and make important connections within the field.

Instructions for Submissions:

You will complete an online form using this link. We recommend you write your abstract in a separate word document and paste into the form. Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit. The extended deadline to submit is Friday, September 14, 2018.

If you have any questions about submitting your proposal, feel free to email the HGSA Conference Committee at: HGSA@luc.edu. Use the subject line Re: Loyola History Grad Conference.

Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago

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Introducing the 2017 Public History Roundtable

The Public History Roundtable will take place during the third session, 3:15-5:00pm, in room 105 of Loyola’s Information Commons.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the roundtable discussion explores what role publichistory practitioners have in addressing the historical and contemporary silences present in museums and archives, as well as in our communities. Giving voice to marginalized groups can empower communities to enact social change. However, exposing silences may also alienate potential audiences, or put a community at risk. Moreover, public historians must recognize that what might appear to be a silence to one group may not be silenced within another group. Join us as we discuss how publichistorians can incorporate silenced voices and stories, and recognize when silences should be respected. After brief presentations by the featured panelists, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the issues around drawing attention to silences. All conference attendees are welcome to participate.

Announcing the 2017 Lunch Panel

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(Panelist Kevin Coval)
The 2017 HGSA Conference Lunch Panel will take place 1:15-3:00pm on November 18th, on the fourth floor of Loyola’s Information Commons.
This year’s lunch panel will bring together an artist, public historian, community activist, and academic historian to discuss the theme of “Hearing Silences” in Chicago’s historic record. This diverse group of panelists, drawing on their own unique experiences and research, will discuss communities and topics in Chicago history that have been historically ignored, as well as the unique ways of addressing and filling those voids or hearing those silences. 
 
Kevin Coval is a poet, playwright and educator, who will discuss his time in the archives writing his recent book of poetry, The People’s History of Chicago, which delves into the history of each of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. Nell Taylor, Executive Director of Read/Write Library Chicago, will speak about her work with local youth to record their own stories and archive what they think should be saved about their neighborhoods. North Central College professor, public historian, and co-editor of The Encyclopedia of ChicagoDr. Anne Keating will talk about racial discrimination in suburban Chicago. The final panelist is Dr. Rachel BoyleNewberry Library Mellon Major Projects Fellow, whose work centers on feminine violence and criminality in Chicago, a topic that required creativity when researching sparse records on the topic. 

Welcome and Registration Packet 2017

We are getting very excited as the Conference approaches! Please download the welcome and registration packet here: 2017WelcomePacket 

This document contains more information about the campus and the city. It also contains a registration form. Please email your registration form to the provided address ASAP. If you are presenting, please include the $60 registration fee. If you are not presenting and wish to attend the lunch panel, please include the $10 catering fee.

 

Call for Posters: Inaugural Loyola HGSA Poster Session– Open to Graduate and Undergraduate Students!

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Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference:

“Hearing Silences”

Morning Poster Session

November 18, 2017

Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, Chicago, IL

Deadline: October 27th, 2017

Graduate and undergraduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present during the morning poster session. Posters may feature original research or showcase public history projects. Presentations related to the conference theme are especially encouraged. This year’s theme, Hearing Silences, deals with gaps in the historical record, especially those related to marginalized subjects. We welcome scholarship on any topic of historical interest, but we encourage presenters to consider the ways in which historical silences hinder, motivate, or inform their work. Certificates will be awarded to the top graduate and undergraduate poster presenters.

Proposals should include the submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a one page abstract of the poster (with a title), and a sentence listing up to three historical subjects your poster addresses (e.g. American history, gender, public history). Please also include a brief biographical statement indicating your academic status along with a return address and current e­mail address. Finally, indicate whether your display will require any digital or audiovisual accommodations.  Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit.

Email your proposal as a PDF attachment to the HGSA Conference Committee at: HGSA@luc.edu. Use the subject line Re: CFPosters Loyola History Grad Conference.

For more information about the conference, visit our department webpage. For any further questions, contact the HGSA Conference Committee at ​HGSA@luc.edu.

Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago

14th Annual Loyola HGSA Conference–Deadline Extended!

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​ ​Fourteenth Annual

Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference:

“Hearing Silences”

November 18, 2017

Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, Chicago, IL

EXTENDED deadline: September 22nd, 2017

Masters and doctoral graduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present individual research papers at Loyola’s Fourteenth Annual History Graduate Student Conference. In keeping with this year’s theme, Hearing Silences, we solicit presentations that address gaps in the historical record, especially those related to marginalized subjects. We welcome original research on any topic of historical interest, but we encourage presenters to consider the ways in which historical silences hinder, motivate, or  inform their scholarship. Potential frameworks may include, but are not limited to: borderlands and transnational studies, urban history, gender history, and public history. We also welcome papers about history projects in the digital humanities. The goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for students to gain experience presenting original research projects and to receive feedback from their peers on their work. Prizes will be awarded to the top presenters.

Individual proposals should include the submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a one page abstract of the paper (with a title), and a sentence listing up to three historical subjects your paper addresses (e.g. French history, sport history, gender). Please also include a brief biographical statement indicating your academic status along with a return address and current e­mail address. Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit.

Email your proposal as a PDF attachment to the HGSA Conference Committee at: HGSA@luc.edu. Use the subject line Re: CFPapers Loyola History Grad Conference.

For more information about the conference, visit our department webpage. For any further questions, contact the HGSA Conference Committee at ​HGSA@luc.edu.

Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago