Call for Papers Extended!

The deadline for the call for papers and posters for our 16th annual conference has been extended!

Submissions are due by Friday, September 13, 2019.

This year’s theme, Conscience-Driven History, encourages submissions about questions of morals and ethics in producing and analyzing historical work.

Read the full call for papers here and submit proposals here.

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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

Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference 2019

Save the Date!

Announcing the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference of Loyola University Chicago’s History Graduate Student Association

This year’s conference theme, Conscience-Driven History, emphasizes work that broadly demonstrates ways in which personal and cultural ethics and morals shape how we do historical work and understand the past. Potential projects include (but are not limited to) sites of conscience, challenging or limited source material, and historical moments of conflicted memory. In keeping with Loyola’s strong public history tradition, we plan to include contributions that discuss public history work and issues or questions related to professional ethics for historians.

The conference will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.

The call for papers will be issued in early July.

Conference Recap: Destablilizing Normativity, Public Engagement, LGBTQ Histories, and More

Miss the 2014 Loyola History Graduate Student Conference? Want to relive it? Check out the round-up of conference tweets and pictures here on Storify.

Thank you to all of the presenters, conference volunteers, lunch panelists, and faculty commentators for making this year’s conference so successful. We hope to see you again next year!

The 2014 conference lunch panel begins.
The 2014 conference lunch panel begins.

Introducing the LGBTQ History Lunch Panel!

The eleventh Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference lunch panel, “Changing Strategies for Collecting, Sharing, and (Re)telling LGBTQ Histories,” focuses on how methods of collecting, writing, and sharing LGBTQ histories changed over the past thirty years.

Panelists include:

Jill Austin, Curator, Chicago History Museum

Dr. John D’ Emilio, Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies Emeritus, UIC

Symone L. Simmons, Program Coordinator, UIC Gender & Sexuality Center

Jakob VanLammeren, Archivist & Collections Librarian, Leather Archives & Museum

Dr. Michelle Wright, Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University

The lunch panel opens with each panelist commenting on how methods of collecting, writing, and sharing LGBTQ histories changed over the past thirty years. Then, the floor opens for a question and answer session about the topics at hand. Changes and challenges still face activists, archivists, historians, and students who work with LGBTQ community members and research LGBTQ histories. While the conversation at the conference takes place at lunch, these issues exist beyond the conference walls. The conversation does not stop here, it begins here.

We look forward to your contemplations and engagement at the lunch panel, and can’t wait to see you on November, 15! Stay tuned for more information!

Deadline Extended for 11th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference!

 Call for Papers

Eleventh Annual

Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference

November 15, 2014

Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus, Chicago, IL

Masters and doctoral graduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present individual research papers at Loyola’s Eleventh Annual History Graduate Student Conference.  Panel applications and individual papers focusing on borderlands and transnational studies, urban history, gender history, and public history are especially encouraged.  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 of $150 and $50 will be awarded to the top two conference presentations.  Loyola graduate students are ineligible for these monetary awards, but an honorable mention will be given to the top Loyola presentation.

Individual proposals should include: submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a one page abstract of the paper (with a title), and a brief biographical statement indicating your academic status along with a return address and current e-mail address.  Panel proposals should include the above as well as a brief description of the panel itself.  Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit.  For more information please visit loyolahistoryconference.com or our department webpage at http://www.luc.edu/history/graduate/conference_test.shtml.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 8, 2014.  E-mail proposals as an attachment to the HGSA Conference Committee at: HGSA@luc.edu or mail to:

History Graduate Student Association
Attn: Hope Shannon
Loyola University Chicago
Department of History
1032 West Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60660

For more information about the conference, please contact the HGSA Conference Committee at: HGSA@luc.edu. Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago.