Presented in conjunction with Tulane Universityʼs New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the History Graduate Student Association at Tulane University proudly announces its first annual Graduate Student Conference on The Global Gulf, to take place February 29, 2012. The keynote speaker will be Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in Mainland North America.
Given its past and present as a site of trans-national and trans-cultural contact, conflict, and exchange, New Orleans is the ideal location for scholarly explorations of the Global Gulf. As a conceptual model, the Global Gulf invites scholarly inquiry that blurs traditional geographic, temporal, or disciplinary boundaries. While this interdisciplinary conference encourages papers examining the very real historical and contemporary networks linking the people and places of the Gulf Coast, Circum-Caribbean, and wider Atlantic World, it welcomes scholarship rooted in any and all geographic locales and time periods. Papers should address the conference theme of “Mobility.”
History Graduate Student Association
6823 St. Charles Ave.
115 Hebert Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118
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