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Call for Papers – Boston College Graduate History Conference


Grad Student Voices

Boston College’s Graduate History Conference

April 20, 2024

Connolly House, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The history graduate students at Boston College are pleased to announce the return of their annual graduate student conference, Graduate Student Voices. Sponsored by the Graduate History Alliance (GHA) at Boston College, this conference provides an inclusive space for graduate students from all backgrounds and levels of study to share their historical projects. Rather than privilege a particular field of history, this conference showcases graduate students conducting innovative research and the unique voice they bring to the discipline of history. This conference serves as a platform for graduate students to highlight their non-traditional research topics and foster meaningful and inclusive discussions in a collegial environment.

In line with their recurring theme, Graduate Student Voices, Boston College encourages papers that challenge normative histories and illuminate recent critical approaches.They are eager to receive presentations that disrupt static historiographies, thus emphasizing the uniqueness of today’s generation of graduate students. In the spirit of disrupting academic traditions, this year’s keynote speaker will be a graduate student whose research reflects the aim of the conference.

The GHA welcomes submissions for conference presentations related to topics in any time period and geographical location on themes including, but not limited to, the following:

● Gender and Sexuality
● Race and Identity
● Labor and Markets
● States and Nations
● History of Ideas and Ideologies
● Climate Change and Environment
● Imperialism and Colonialism
● Organized Religion and Institutions
● Migrations and Diasporas
● Health and Disability
● Topics from Related Fields with a Historical Focus


Please submit presentation proposals of 200-300 words through the official registration form. Roundtable proposals are also welcome, and a single abstract for the group should be submitted via the registration form. Please submit abstracts by Monday, January 29th. Contact for more information.