The University of Illinois at Chicago History Graduate Society announces the fifth annual Windy City Graduate Student History Conference: Navigating New Worlds: Contact, Conflict, and Conquest in the Modern Era. This event will take place at UIC on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
History has been shaped by complex interactions between previously separate individuals and groups. Historians trace the ramifications of these discrete or long-term moments of contact, conflict, and conquest across geographic and social boundaries, and through time, thereby enhancing our understanding of human histories as well as the world that we inhabit today. We are interested in examining the ways in which historical actors responded to new interactions across geographic, spatial, political, social, cultural, and intellectual boundaries. By bringing together scholars exploring wide-ranging themes such as race and ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality, science and technology, material culture, politics, and empire, we hope to engage in productive discussions about how we study and understand the messy interactions that drive historical change.
Submissions for panels or individual papers are welcomed from graduate students at all levels and advanced undergraduates. We welcome scholars whose work focuses on any region or field in modern history (roughly 1500 – present). Please send a 250-word abstract and short curriculum vitae (no more than two pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2012. For panel proposals, please send a 200-word panel abstract along with paper abstracts and presenters' CVs.
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