Call for Papers: Sixth Annual Graduate History Symposium (AGHS)
University of Toronto, February 5-6, 2010
“Crossing the Line: Boundaries & Borders in History”
Whether it be Caesar crossing the Rubicon, the Bhakti saints’ drive to reform the Indian caste system, or the tremendous upheaval that gripped China during the Cultural Revolu-tion, accounts of history reveal the inscription and implosion of the lines that inform our understandings of the world.
‘Crossing the line’ thus evokes not only the lines that are declared, pushed, and trans-gressed by historical subjects, but also the blurring of the disciplinary boundaries that can divide and compartmentalise us as scholars. What has it meant in history to cross a line? What does the existence of the lines themselves mean? And what is at stake in the draw-ing, crossing, and redrawing of lines? As scholars, it is our responsibility to identify not only when and where lines have been crossed, but how crossing them was significant.
The graduate students of the Department of History at the University of Toronto are pleased to accept paper and panel proposals for the Sixth Annual Graduate History Sym-posium (AGHS), to be held February 5-6, 2010. Submissions are invited from scholars working in:
- Socio-political, economic, and legal history
- Cultural and social history (class, race, gender, and sexuality)
- (Post)coloniality, imperialism, and diaspora (racial 'otherness,' alienation)
- Environmental, material and food history
- History and philosophy of science
- Religious history
- History of ideas and ideologies
- Any and all reflections not readily delineated by the above
Please submit a 250-word proposal and a short biographical sketch at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/gradhistsymp/AGHS6/submitpapers.html or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, December 1 2009. Successful submissions will be noti-fied by mid-December. For more information, please visit http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/gradhistsymp/AGHS6/.
Michael S. Newmark
Sidney Smith Hall Rm. 2074
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