2018 CFP

The Tenth Annual Graduate Conference

Department of History, Syracuse University 

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 

Hosted by the Department of History Future Professoriate Program 

The Future Professoriate Program of the Department of History at Syracuse University will host its tenth annual graduate conference on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. As debates rage in our country over the proper interpretation of Confederate symbols, we are reminded that collective memory never applies to an entire body politic but instead fractures along fault lines political, social, ethnic, racial, gendered, and religious. To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the history graduate conference, our theme this year will be memory. Papers that focus on memory repression, subversion, or omission are encouraged, though we invite proposals from any and all studies that treat the subject of memory. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: amnesia, collective memory, “coming to terms with the past”, commemoration, divided memory, forgetting, local memory, the manipulation of memory, memorialization, places of memory, the politics of memory, public/official memory, and remembrance (including remembering violence, war, and genocide).

The Future Professoriate Program’s annual conference offers graduate students of all levels an opportunity to present their research and to receive feedback from professors and peers alike. Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that Andrew Lipman, assistant professor of history at Barnard College and recipient of the 2016 Bancroft Prize in American History for his book, The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast, will give this year’s keynote address. The day’s schedule will also include a light breakfast, lunch, and closing reception with refreshments.

Deadline & Submissions: 

Please submit proposals to suhistoryfpp@gmail.com by February 1st, 2018. Proposals should include a brief abstract (300-word maximum) and a current CV. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by early February.

Given the span of memory studies, we invite proposals from across the humanities and the social sciences. In addition, we accept proposals for both individual papers and complete panels consisting of two to four presenters. For panel applications, please also include a 200-word panel abstract.

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Rethinking Movements: March 24th Graduate Conference of the Department of History, Syracuse University

Rethinking Movements
 
The Ninth Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of History at Syracuse University
Hosted by the Department of History Future Professoriate Program
Friday, March 24th, 2017
8:30-9:00, Registration and Breakfast (Tolley 300)
Location on Campus Map
 
The Future Professoriate Program of the Department of History at Syracuse University is pleased to announce that its ninth annual graduate conference will take place on 24 March 2017 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. This year’s theme, “Rethinking Movements,” should be interpreted broadly to include papers on movements pertaining to political, social, cultural, religious, and philosophical developments. Proposals on medical or scientific movements (including discoveries of all kinds, the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, paradigm shifts, and technological breakthroughs) as well as physical movements of goods and people (diasporic experiences, diplomatic and commercial encounters, networks, migration, displacement, colonization and imperialism) are also encouraged.
 
This day-long event provides an excellent opportunity to present current projects and receive feedback from both professors and other graduate students. The conference will include a breakfast, lunch, and closing reception with refreshments. Complementary housing for participants traveling from outside the Syracuse area will be provided, pending availability.
 
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