Call For Papers 2017: Submit to the 14th Annual Loyola HGSA Conference!

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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

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 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. Certificates will be awarded to the top 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.

Individual proposals should include the submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a one page abstract of the paper or poster (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.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 1, 2017. Please email your proposal to the HGSA Conference Committee at: HGSA@luc.edu. For papers, use the subject line Re: CFPapers Loyola History Grad Conference. For posters, 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

Announcing This Year’s Public History Roundtable

The Loyola University History Graduate Student Conference is pleased to announce this year’s public history roundtable: The Challenges of Commemoration in Public History Practice.

This year’s roundtable discussion concerns the challenges of commemoration and memorialization in public history practice. These words often evoke the remembrance of violent events, and grappling with traumatic histories is indeed a challenge that many museums and historic sites face. However, commemoration in a public history setting can also involve the tension between presenting a “celebratory” history of particular people or events and painting a more complex historical picture.

Roundtable Presenters

  • Frank Butterfield – Landmarks Illinois – Director of the Springfield Office
  • Terry Fife – History Works – Principal
  • Bethany Fleming – Fleming Museum Consulting – Principal

After brief presentations by the featured speakers, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the issues around commemoration and memorialization they raise. All conference attendees are welcome to participate.

Announcing This Year’s Keynote Lunch Panel

The Loyola University History Graduate Student Conference is proud to announce this year’s keynote lunch panel: Teaching Difficult History in Academic and Public History Settings

Citizens cannot realize the principles of justice, equality of opportunity, or national honesty without broadly understanding the history of the country and the relations between its various classes and communities. Teaching and analyzing such interactions often requires facing dark, uncomfortable, or controversial truths, tempting educators and audiences to avoid discussing them or to modify the narrative to match a more acceptable legacy. This panel will address pitfalls, tools, and opportunities in communicating difficult history in classrooms, museums, and other venues.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Devin Hunter – University of Illinois Springfield – Assistant Professor of History
  • Kat Latham – Pritzker Military Museum and Library – Director of Collections Management
  • Dr. Chernoh Sesay – DePaul University – Associate Professor of Religious Studies
  • Dr. Alice Weinreb – Loyola University Chicago – Assistant Professor of History

The panel discussion will take place in the Information Commons, 4th Floor during lunch, beginning with prepared remarks by panelists and followed by Q&A with the audience. We look forward to a thoughtful and critical discussion and welcome participation by all conference attendees.

2016 Loyola HGSA Conference CFP is Here!

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Call for Papers

Thirteenth Annual

Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference

November 19, 2016

Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore 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 Thirteenth Annual History Graduate Student Conference. Panel applications and individual papers focusing on borderlands or 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. Certificates will be awarded to the top three conference presentations.

Individual proposals should include: 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. 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.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 2, 2016. Email proposals as an attachment to the HGSA Conference Committee at: HGSA@luc.edu or mail to:

History Graduate Student Association

Attn: Julia Lacher

Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

1032 West Sheridan Road

Chicago, Illinois 60660

For more information about the conference, visit https://loyolahistoryconference.wordpress.com or our department webpage at http://www.luc.edu/history/graduate/conference_test.shtml

Please contact the HGSA Conference Committee at: HGSA@luc.edu with any further questions.

Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago

Thank You for Making the 2015 Conference a Success!

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The HGSA Conference Committee would like to thank all of our presenters, commentators, panelists, moderators, and volunteers for making the 12th Annual HGSA Graduate Student Conference a success!

The 2015 conference featured a timely and thought-provoking lunch panel on state-sanctioned violence, and a Public History roundtable which explored the challenges and benefits of doing meaningful public history work in Chicago’s diverse communities. The core of our conference is graduate work, and this year we featured dozens of excellent and engaging graduate presenters, including three award-winners:

  • Best Graduate Presentation is awarded to Nathan Moore for his presentation “Capitalism on Trial: The  Great Communism Trial of 1925”
  • Excellent Graduate Presentation is awarded to Clint Rogers for his presentation “The Devil’s Schoolhouse: Sensual Concerns and the Theater in Elizabethan England”
  • Best Loyola Graduate Presentation is awarded to Katherine Macica for her presentation “Fortress Cities: Seattle and the Waging of WWII”

Thank you all for joining our Loyola community in creating an environment of scholarship and collegiality. We hope to see you all next year!