The Department of History at The University of Alabama is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle, to be held at the UA campus on March 1-2, 2013. The conference will feature a keynote banquet by Dr. John K. Thornton, a Professor of History and African Studies at Boston University. Dr. Thornton has published widely on African and Atlantic history, specifically Africa and Africans and the Making of the Atlantic World, as well as his newest book, A Cultural History of the Atlantic World: Encounter and Development in the Formation of Atlantic Culture. The Conference encourages graduate students to submit proposals that engage the conference theme by examining power relations in all historical fields and time periods. The theme addresses new approaches of historical analysis that focus on the
relationship between struggle and power, especially people who struggled to break, transform, or reclaim the boundaries constructed by those in power. The Conference seeks proposals employing innovative approaches and interdisciplinary research.
Particular attention will be given to papers developing comparative perspectives and utilizing multi-archival research bases.
Single papers should include a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV of the presenter. All submissions should be sent in Word format via email to the committee using firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for proposal submission is December 14, 2012. Final papers should be submitted to commentators by January 31, 2012. For more information please email the committee at email@example.com.
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