“Transcending the Narrative: Transformation and Transition in History”
The History Graduate Student Association at Indiana University invites panel and individual paper proposals for the annual Paul Lucas Conference to be held March 22-24, 2013 on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.
This year’s theme: "Transcending the Narrative: Transformation and Transition in History" underscores our goal of reaching out to broader audiences, both within and outside of academia. Most importantly, we would like to consider how historians of specific places and time periods can put their work in dialogue with scholars in other fields, with other professionals such as the policy community, and with a general audience through public history. Ultimately, what does interdisciplinary work look like from a historian's point of view?
Keynote speaker Dr. Amanda McVety of Miami University of Ohio will discuss the broader and interdisciplinary implications of her recent book Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia (March 2012, Oxford University Press).
Graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the community are cordially invited to submit papers and panels addressing all topics pertaining to social and political transitions; the transnational; cultural and economic exchange; migration; technological, scientific, and medical transformations; and boundary crossings of all kinds across space and time.
Interdisciplinary in scope, the conference welcomes submissions from a variety of fields employing a diversity of methodologies. The committee encourages the submission of pre-organized panels (comprised of three or four panelists, in addition to the chair and a discussant), as well as roundtable sessions. Individual papers are also welcome and the IU HGSA conference committee will assign accepted papers to a suitable panel.
Interested participants should submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday January 11, 2013:
1. Paper title and abstract (no more than 250 words)
2. Institutional affiliate and title/position
3. Contact information: name, email address, postal address, telephone/fax numbers
Panel proposals should include a panel title, the name, affiliation, and contact information of each participant, as well as titles and abstracts of the individual papers. Please note that A/V technology will be available to participants.
Conference participation does not require a registration fee. The IU HGSA has limited travel grants available to cover travel costs for outside scholars.
Visiting participants should contact email@example.com to inquire about accommodations in Bloomington.
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