The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers to their annual conference, entitled Rethinking Resources as a Dimension of Historical Agency, to be held Friday, January 31, 2014, at Duke University. The conference will explore the ways in which people interact with and shape their world by focusing particularly on the analytical category of resources, broadly construed. We are especially interested in papers that work to expand and reconceptualize current working definitions of resources, including papers from a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches. We encourage scholars with works in progress or at an early stage in their research, including pre-dissertation graduate students, to apply.
Topics of relevance for the conference might include (though are not restricted to): geography and history; the environment; migration; politics; economics; religion; labor; spaces and landscapes of transformation; social, political, and cultural capital; as well as many others.
The conference will consist of moderated panels organized around specific questions/topics. There will also be both lunch and keynote speakers. Please submit a 250-word abstract of your paper including title and affiliation by November 22, 2013 to Mandy Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those selected will be notified by December 11, 2013.
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