The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Non-GC Events

Call for Papers: Disruption and Rupture

For its Thirteenth Annual Graduate Conference, Syracuse University’s Future
Professoriate Program is seeking papers related to disruption and rupture. Disruption
and rupture can range from historiographical interventions or challenges to historical
narratives to the destabilization of power structures in the past and present. Topics can
include but are not limited to: political movements and revolutions; the emergence of
new technologies or other “disruptive innovations;” disruptions in theology or ruptures
in beliefs systems; disruptions in cultural practices emerging through either forced or
voluntary migration; institutional ruptures; disruptions to ecologies and environments;
disruptive changes to narratives of identity formation; and all other topics related to the
theme of disruption and rupture. The History FPP also welcomes papers from various
departments, disciplines, and methodologies.

Disruption and rupture have been a part of the human experience throughout history.
Political uprisings, environmental changes, technological innovations, and other events
have continuously altered how people across the world have lived their lives. The
multiple disruptions of the past decade have made clear that modernity often
accelerates rather than prevents disruption. Many scholars are also increasingly
disrupting long held attitudes toward historical narratives and how we understand the
world more broadly

Friday, April 1st, 2022.
Virtually hosted over Zoom by the Department of History Future
Professoriate Program (FPP).

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 Dr. Tamika Nunley,
Professor of History at Cornell University. Dr. Nunley has published multiple works,
including At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in
Washington, D.C.. Dr. Nunley is currently finishing a book project titled The Demands
of Justice: Enslaved Women, Capital Crime, and Clemency in Early Virginia,


The day’s schedule will also include an opening address, lunch break, and closing

Deadline & Submissions:
Please submit proposals to by the deadline of January 31st,
2022 and include a brief abstract (300-word maximum) and a current CV. Applicants
will be notified of their acceptance mid-February. We invite proposals from across the
humanities and the social sciences on the variety of topics related to disruption and
rupture. 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.