The Northeastern University History graduate students and the NU Department of History invite proposals for their upcoming graduate student conference, "Out of Bounds: Exploring Global Connections." Graduate students working in all disciplines of the arts and social sciences are encouraged to submit topical papers, artwork and documentaries.
The conference invites scholarly work that challenges our notions of boundaries and borders. The world is more connected today through communication, technology, commerce, and politics than ever before. Exploring global connections, in both the past and present, has therefore become imperative for scholars throughout the social sciences. How can global stories be told? How can we move beyond bounded paradigms such as the nation, culture, and modernity, which have been ingrained, not only in our literature, but also in our own minds? Northeastern University's 1st World History Conference welcomes all scholarship that examines these and related questions through the lens of race, gender, class, diaspora, the environment, economics, globalization, violence, space/place, and related fields.
Keynote Speaker: John Thornton, Boston University
Both individual and panel proposals will be considered. Regardless of medium (visual media or scholarly paper), panelists will have fifteen minutes each to present. The following documents should be sent to the program committee at email@example.com by December 1, 2008, to be considered. Selected panelists will be notified via email by January 15, 2009.
- 250 word abstract describing paper or artwork. Please specify the type of media you will be presenting, and include your name, email address, and phone number.
- List of supplies needed, if applicable
- Brief curriculum vitae
- 250 word abstract for each paper or artwork to be presented with the panel
- List of all panel members (3 per panel) with chairperson designated.
- 250 word abstract that discusses the theme of the panel
- Brief curriculum vitae for each panelist
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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