CFP-Individuals to Empires: Historical Scale in Method and Approach

Northern Illinois University 12th Annual History Graduate Student Conference

November 1, 2019

Historians make choices about the scale of their inquiry. We set parameters for our writing–temporal, geographical, archival, or other–that shape research strategies, the potential audiences, and guide historical analysis and argumentation. Do you write history on a grand or intimate scale? Or both? 

At the 12th annual NIU History Graduate Student Association Conference, we welcome paper proposals that address any geographical area, period, or field of history. We encourage all submissions to critically consider the scale of your original research. Whether you shape your work around representative or obscure individuals or the movements of society, culture, or politics through viewing empire, we want to foster a critical discussion of historical approach by considering the scale of analysis.

Individual paper or full panel proposals must be submitted by September 15, 2019, and include an abstract of 300 words and one-page curriculum vitae for the presenter. Panel proposals should include a brief statement about the focus of the session. Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to:

Megan VanGorder, HGSA Conference Organizer
Email: niuhistorygsa@gmail.com

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Posted: June 3, 2019
Tagged: Calls for Papers