The University of Maryland, College Park's History Graduate Student Association is excited to announce its 7th Annual History Graduate Student Conference on Friday, February 24, 2012. The conference organizers invite submissions of research proposals from M.A. and PhD students.
This conference is wide-ranging and multi-faceted in scope. Last yearís conference revolved around the theme of transnational methodology. This year, we encourage submissions that cross geographical, temporal, and methodological boundaries. Though papers must be historical in nature, they may also draw upon theoretical and methodological approaches of other disciplines.
The conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to present and discuss their research with colleagues and peers. Panels consist of several graduate presenters, a graduate student commentator, and a faculty chair. The conference offers an excellent opportunity for professional development and intellectual exchange.
Paper proposals must be submitted by Friday, October 28. Proposals must be no more than 300 words and should include scholarís name, home institution, e-mail address, the fundamental research question addressed in the paper, the evidence and methodological approaches to be used, and the argument to be made. Though conclusions need not be final, the areas of inquiry must be consistent between proposal and presentation.
If selected, participants will be asked to submit a ten to fifteen page final version of their paper by January 6, 2012. The best paper presented at the conference will receive a $50 award.
Additionally, we are proud to announce that the conference will feature Professor Stephanie McCurry. Dr. McCurry is professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and a specialist in American Civil War and antebellum history who has written extensively on the intersections of race, class, and gender in the American South during the nineteenth century. She was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in History.
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