We seek submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate student conference the purpose of which is to challenge the divisions present within discipline of History and between History and other disciplines. This conference, to be held April 4th-6th, 2008 and
supported by the Department of History at the University of Washington, seeks to stimulate dialogue by bringing scholars from a wide variety of disciplines together to enrich each other's work with outside perspectives and methodologies.
While papers that focus on crossing these inter- and intradisciplinary divides are ideal, the thematic and interdisciplinary structure of the conference itself will help to put the various papers in dialogue with each other. We therefore invite proposals on all historic topics, regions, and time periods from historians and non-historians. Papers will be on panels of 3-4 other papers with a commentator. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.
Possible topics of proposals may include but are not limited to:
Religious Encounters and Exchanges
Imagined Communities, Imagined Borders
Defining Masculinity and Femininity
Systems of Power
The Performance of History
History as Literature/Literature as History
Borderlands and Cultural Contact
Gendered Space and Power
Social Networks and Nexuses
Interpreting Artistic Expression Historically
Papers selected for their exceptional merit and interest will be submitted to and published by Istoria, the Department of History's electronic journal.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a title by January 18th, 2008 to TalkingAcrossBorders@gmail.com or by mail to: Christopher Herbert, Conference Committee Chair, Department of History, University of Washington, 315 Smith Hall, Box 353560, Seattle, WA, 98195-3560, USA.
Conference Committee Chair
Department of History
University of Washington
315 Smith Hall
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