Submissions are welcomed for the 6th Annual History Graduate Student Association Conference, to be held March 29, 2014, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
The History Graduate Student Association at Florida State University invites graduate students in all areas of the humanities and social sciences to join us as we explore rich and exciting new research related to politics and identity. This is a warm and lively environment, where participants are encouraged to meet fellow rising scholars with similar interests, provide research collaboration, and build networks that are essential for burgeoning careers in academia.
We welcome submissions that investigate identity formation, patriotism, and/or the nation-state, as well as the tensions between these concepts. We want to expand our understanding of this theme in relation to history, political theory, gender/sexuality, modern languages/linguistics, religion, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, literature, musicology, and visual arts.
Some questions this conference seeks to address are: How have diverse or homogenous identities informed the construction of patriotism and/or States? How have nation-states attempted to shape/construct patriotism/identities? In what ways do political forces define and categorize internal and external populations? How do institutional and cultural structures relate to identity formation? How have cultures resisted, reinforced, or developed collective identities? What influence do regionalisms have on domestic and international perceptions of the nation-state, and/or how States govern? How do social factors influence different cultural, intellectual, and/or political manifestations of citizenship?
Possible paper topics and approaches to investigations of identity, patriotism, and the nation-state include but are not limited to:
∑ Social Formations/Interactions/Conflicts
∑ Artistic/Cultural Demonstrations
∑ Gender/Sexuality ∑ Case-Studies
∑ Comparative Approaches
∑ Theoretical Developments and/or Challenges
Presentations are to last approximately 15 minutes.
Proposals must include a titled abstract (no more than 300 words in length), participantís name, e-mail address, university affiliation, level of study, and any special needs such as technological resources. For panel submissions, please include all of the above information for each presenter, the name and contact information for the panelís commentator and moderator, as well as the title of your proposed panel and how it relates to the conferenceís theme.
The deadline for submissions is January 2nd, 2014. All proposals will be acknowledged, with notification of acceptance, by mid January. Send proposals and requests for information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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