Resistance is not Futile: Reinterpreting Past Struggles and Present Realities
Graduate Conference University of Alberta, Edmonton
28 February – 2 March 2013
Call for Papers
The History and Classics Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Alberta invites proposals for a graduate student conference on the theme of resistance, to be held 28 February to 2 March, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. Paper proposals may cover any period, region, or field.
We encourage students to engage with our theme by considering the many different forms of resistance, from mass protests to private struggles. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Theoretical conceptions of resistance
• Protests, riots, and rebellions
• Subversion of cultural, social, political, religious, or intellectual authority
• Resistance to the imposition of linguistic, gender, cultural, and/or other norms
• Resistance to historiographical norms and narratives
• Challenges to professional interpretations and representations of the past
• Methodology: reading resistance in/into sources
• Conflicts over access to sites and artifacts
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Winona Wheeler. Winona is an associate professor and Department Head of the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research area includes Indigenous history and Indigenous research methods. Dr. Wheeler has published in The Beaver, Saskatchewan History, Studies in American Indian Literature, Oral History Forum, and Canadian Journal of Native Studies as well as various articles in edited collection publications.
Presentations should be 20 minutes long. Please submit a 200-word abstract for individual papers as either a Word or as a PDF file attachment along with a brief CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th, 2012.
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