The Department of History at The University of Alabama is pleased to announce its Second Annual Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle, to be held at the UA campus on March 5-6, 2010. The conference will include a keynote speaker addressing the conference theme, with a reception following. Graduate students nationwide are invited to submit proposals that engage the conference theme by examining power relations in all historical fields and time periods.
The conference theme addresses new approaches of historical analysis that focus on the relationship between struggle and power. We encourage students to address instances in which people have struggled to break, transform, or reclaim the boundaries constructed by those in power. We seek proposals employing innovative approaches and interdisciplinary research. Particular attention will be given to papers developing comparative perspectives and utilizing multi-archival research bases. Possible topics may include but are not limited to histories of
• Power in institutions, society, and religion
• Struggle in cultural expression, social relationships, and belief systems
• Power in discourse on gender, race, and class
• Struggle against labels in nationalism, ethnicity, sub-culture, or sexual identity
• Power in traditional structures such as politics, diplomacy, imperialism, and war
• Struggle in resistance such as crime, protest, liberation, and revolution
Single papers should include a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV of the presenter. Full-panel proposals will not be accepted. All submissions should be sent in Word format via email to the committee using firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for proposal submission is November 2, 2009. Final papers should be submitted to commentators by February 1, 2010. For more information please email the committee at email@example.com.
University of Alabama Graduates Student History Conference Committee:
Megan Bever firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Chapell email@example.com
Kerry M. Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele L. Cooper email@example.com
University of Alabama
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