"Talking Across Borders: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Historical Questions"
The UW History Department Graduate students will hold their interdisciplinary conference April 4th-6th, 2008, in Smith Hall at the University of Washington.
This unprecedented gathering will bring together graduate students from throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond to engage in sustained discussions over approaches to the study of history. Each panel is organized thematically, bringing together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines who share a common interest in particular historical processes.
The conference sessions will run Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The keynote address, "Interdisciplinarity in the Imperial Field: Area Studies, Ethnic Studies, Disciplines" will be given by Professor Laurie Sears, Professor of Southeast Asia History and Director of The Southeast Asia Center of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Professor Sears will speak at 7:00 pm on April 4th in Smith 205.
Panel topics include: "Identity and Art," "Do Borders Matter?", "Conflicting Methods," "Gender and Agency," and "Globalization," among others.
A Conference social will be held at the College Inn Pub directly following the last session on Saturday, April 5th. Please join us for an informal gathering of graduate students and faculty.
For an online version of the conference program, please see:
(Campus Map showing Smith Hall: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/northcentral.html?53,53,739,397 )
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