The History Graduate Student Association at Florida State University is pleased to announce its graduate student conference on the Power of Place to be held Saturday, April 3, 2010. Southeastern graduate students in history or closely related disciplines are invited to submit a three-hundred-word abstract for presentations and abbreviated curriculum vitae by Friday, February 5, 2010.
1) Physical – geographical, environmental, urban, and transgressing spaces – How do individuals or groups of people create their identities in relation to their physical locations? How do people occupying the same space experience place differently? How have historical actors transgressed physical boundaries of class, gender, and race?
2) Temporal – lifecycle, change over time, progress, and periodization – Why do historians define eras by certain events? Does the periodization of history aid or hinder our understanding of the past? How have historical actors been shaped by the period in which they lived? How do seasonal changes affect cultural practices?
3) Ideological – intellectual, religion, language, discourse, gender, class, race, and identity – How do religious beliefs and institutions affect cultural practices? What has been the affect of political ideologies on historical actors? How have gender roles defined spaces for historical actors and historians? How much do modern racial categories influence historical studies? How do the ideological constraints of primary source material influence how historians view history?
Please email your abstract and abbreviated curriculum to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2010.
History Graduate Student Association
Florida State University
P.O. Box 3062200
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2200
(850) 644-5888 Email: email@example.com
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