Call for Papers
“History and Power Across American Borders”
Graduate Student Conference at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, November 4, 2006
Keynote Speaker: David Montgomery:
“Workers’ Movements in the U.S. Confront Imperialism: The Twentieth-Century Experience”
The UMass-Amherst History Department and Graduate History Association are sponsoring the Third Annual University of Massachusetts graduate history conference: “History and Power Across American Borders.”
In a world in which the United States and the nations of the Americas are increasingly politically, economically and culturally connected to each other and nation-states throughout the world, it is imperative that historians research and reveal the myriad ways in which “America,” defined broadly, was constructed from its constituent parts. Often that construction occurred through projections of political, economic and cultural power across real or imagined borders and boundaries. This conference will provide a space for presenting and participating graduate students (especially from the Northeast) to engage in a discussion regarding the historical importance of power(s) across borders.
We welcome papers on a variety of topics relevant to this conference’s theme, including (but not limited to):
Trade and economic exchange
History of borderlands
Transnational social movements
Religion and religious movements
Imperialism and the cultures of empire
Interested graduate students should submit a c.v. and a 500-word abstract of their paper (description, significance, sources, current status) to:
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
161 President’s Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
Both individual papers or panel proposals may be submitted. Interdisciplinary papers are welcome but should be historically oriented. Undergraduates, especially from the Five Colleges, are welcome to submit papers for inclusion.
The submission deadline is Friday, September 15, 2006.
For more information, please visit the UMass-Amherst History website at www.umass.edu/history or contact the UMass GHA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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