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.

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.

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

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.