CALL FOR PAPERS
The Paul Lucas Conference in History at Indiana University presents
Making a Choice: Conflict, Consensus and Compromise in Cultural Change
Hosted by IU History Graduate Student Association
Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 2011
The History Graduate Student Association at Indiana University invites paper submissions from graduate students for its 2010 conference entitled Making a Choice: Conflict, Consensus and Compromise in Cultural Change.
This year’s conference seeks to utilize the idea of agency and choice as a lens through which to encourage a more interdisciplinary discussion that reaches into the local community and engages with a variety of sources and perspectives about the role of the individual, the community and the memories created in the processes of conflict and conflict resolution. 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 how choices affect cultural change.
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 identity in cultural change, resistance, ideas of agency and power, colonial relationship, identity politics, foreign relations, material culture, community, and contested notions of tradition. In addition to graduate student panels, the conference will also include an undergraduate panel and keynote speeches incorporating the conference theme.
Please submit the items and information below no later than Monday, Jan 17. The HGSA Conference Committee will evaluate abstracts and inform participants by January 24, 2011 of their acceptance and panel assignment. Full papers are expected by February 18th, 2011. 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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