2020/2021 Call for Papers: Belief and Identity

The Twelfth Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of History, Syracuse University

Friday, March 26, 2021

Hosted by the Department of History Future Professoriate Program (FPP)

For its Twelfth Annual Graduate Conference, Syracuse University’s Future Professoriate Program is seeking papers related to belief and identity. Topics can include: the creation/evolution of religious beliefs, political views and social mores, identity politics/formation, inclusion and exclusion, and the intersection of faith and secular culture. The History FPP welcomes papers from various departments, disciplines, and methodologies. 

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. This year’s keynote address will be presented by Erik R. Seeman, Professor of History at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Seeman has published multiple works including Death in the New World: Cross Cultural Encounters, 1492-1800 and Pious Persuasions: Laity and Clergy in Eighteenth-Century New England. His most recent work, Speaking with the Dead in Early America was published in November of 2020 by the University of Pennsylvania Press and was the winner of the 2020 Lawrence W. Levine Award from the Organization of American Historians. 

Please note that this is a virtual conference and will be held entirely online.

Deadline and Submissions:

Please submit proposals to suhistoryfpp@gmail.com by the deadline of January 31st, 2021, and include a brief abstract (300-word maximum) and a current CV. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by early February. We invite proposals from across the humanities and the social sciences on topics related to belief and identity. In addition, we accept proposals for both individual papers and complete panels. For panel applications, please include a 200-word panel abstract in addition to the individual paper abstracts.

Accessibility: Please contact us with all accommodation requests and we will be happy to arrange them.