Call for Papers!

Submit to Loyola University Chicago’s 2019 HGSA Conference, Conscience-Driven History: Challenging Pasts, Public Space, and Memory

Masters and doctoral graduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present individual research papers or posters at Loyola’s Sixteenth Annual History Graduate Student Conference.

In keeping with this year’s theme, Conscience-Driven History, we solicit presentations that broadly demonstrate ways in which personal and cultural ethics and morals shape how we do historical work and understand the past.

We welcome submissions that explore difficult histories—sites of conscience, challenging or limited source material, and historical moments of conflicted memory. We also encourage contributions that discuss public history work and issues or questions related to professional ethics for historians.

Potential frameworks may include, but are not limited to: American history, world history, public space and monuments, urban history, history of gender and race/ethnicity, religious history, professional historical work, 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.

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.

Submissions due Friday, September 6, 2019.

Submit a Paper or Poster Here

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