CFP: Exploring the Margins of History

12th Annual
Texas A&M University
History Conference
"Exploring the Margins of History"
February 18 & 19, 2022

The History Graduate Student Organization at Texas A&M University is proud to announce that our 12th annual graduate and undergraduate history student conference will take place on February 18th and 19th, 2022. This conference is an opportunity for students to showcase their research in front of their peers, as well as experts from a variety of historical fields. We are pleased to announce Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of history at Rice University, Dr. W. Caleb McDaniel, as our keynote speaker, and Dr. Amy J. Rutenberg, award-winning author and professor of history at Iowa State University, as our distinguished speaker.

The theme for this year's conference is "Exploring the Margins of History." In selecting this theme, the conference honors the evolution of historical scholarship that has shone a light on people previously ignored or marginalized, and maintains that their time in the shadows remains an essential topic for historical examination. We thus celebrate the accomplishments of the present, while also addressing the shortcomings of the past. We welcome papers on underrepresented individuals and groups, as well as events, conflicts, movements, theories, innovations, inventions, environments, nonhuman actors, etc., that assist in shaping our understanding and appreciation of history. We encourage students to think outside of the box in considering the significance, and perhaps singular importance, of a subject matter inhabiting the fringes of our collective memory. We encourage students in all historical fields, as well as disciplines outside of history, to submit paper proposals for consideration.

Awards in recognition of excellence will be presented to the best overall PhD., M.A., and undergraduate papers. Travel grants will also be awarded on the basis of need and merit. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in presenting at the conference must submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract, along with a curriculum vitae (CV), by Friday, November 19, 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by Monday, December 20, 2021. Accepted presenters will have until Friday, February 4, 2022, to submit completed papers, not to exceed ten pages. Any graduate students interested in participating in a "lightning-style" discussion (a short five-minute presentation of your research) on topics related to War and Society should express such interest when sending in their abstract. All submissions and correspondence should be emailed to: tamuconference2022@gmail.com.


Posted: October 18, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers