The Paul Lucas Conference in History at Indiana University presents:
"People and Preoccupations: Intersections of Identity, Tradition and Resistance"
Hosted by IU History Graduate Student Association
Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, 2010.
The History Graduate Student Association at Indiana University invites paper submissions from graduate students for its 2010 conference entitled People and Preoccupations: Intersections of Identity, Tradition and Resistance.
This year's conference seeks to utilize a variety of sources and perspectives to explore the interrelationship of people and occupations, broadly construed as both historical and conceptual, and the wide-ranging intersections of identity, tradition and resistance that encompass this relationship. The conference aims to highlight intersections of both historical and interdisciplinary value and to engage with multifaceted themes that are particularly relevant to numerous contemporary fields of historical inquiry, both inside and outside the academy. Our hope is to engage with historical topics that not only cross disciplinary boundaries, but that reach within and beyond the social and academic borders that influence our understandings of self and society.
We welcome submissions from various disciplines, time periods, and geographic focus. The conference is intentionally broad and invites multiple interpretations of complex issues such as the construction of individual and mass identity, resistance, material culture, colonialism, anxiety, community, tradition, professions and employment as well as shifting ideas of power, agency and meaning. In addition to graduate student panels, the conference will also include an undergraduate panel and a key note speech incorporating the conference theme.
Please submit the items and information below no later than Friday, January 1st. The HGSA Conference Committee will evaluate abstracts and inform participants by January 22, 2010 of their acceptance and panel assignment. Full papers are expected by February 19th, 2010. For visiting graduate students, we will organize accommodations with IU graduate students participating in the conference. The conference is free to IU graduate students in any field. Non-IU students must submit a registration fee of $30. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.indiana.edu/~hgsaconf/
Please submit the following information via e-mail as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Paper abstract and title (no more than 250 words)
2. Institutional affiliation and title/position
3. Contact information: name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone/fax numbers
The Paul Lucas Conference in History
742 Ballantine Hall
Bloomington, IN 474057103
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