The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


February 16 Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on “Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution”

The Stony Brook University History Graduate Student Association will host its second annual interdisciplinary conference on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Graduate students from all fields are invited to submit paper or panel proposals related to the theme of Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution.

We are honored to welcome Heather Gautney as our keynote speaker this year. Heather Gautney is an associate professor of sociology at Fordham University, and is a senior policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders. She has written books, articles, and opinion essays on U.S. politics, social movements, and global inequality, and appeared in broadcast interviews for a variety of domestic and international media outlets. Her book on the 2016 presidential election and Sanders campaign, called Crashing the Party, will be released this May. She is currently working on another book titled The New Power Elite, a remake of C. Wright Mills’ classic.

Possible paper and panel topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Protest and Reform Movements
  • Challenges to Social Order
  • Everyday Forms of Resistance
  • Authority and Subversion
  • Contested Sovereignty
  • Slave Revolts and Maroonage
  • Labor Uprisings and Strikes
  • Agricultural and Industrial Revolution
  • Scientific and Technological Revolution
  • Cultural and Sexual Revolution
  • Artistic Depictions of Revolution
  • Historical Memory and its Uses

We welcome papers from all disciplines and historical time periods. Please direct inquiries and submissions to Lance Boos ( by February 16, 2018. Please include the following with your submission:

  • Your name, institution, and program of study
  • The title of your paper and a brief abstract
  • Your current CV
  • For panel proposals, please contact Lance to work out details

Accepted applicants will be asked to submit their full papers two weeks before the conference.

Stony Brook University is about an hour from New York City by car, and accessible from New England via Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry. The university is directly serviced by the Long Island Railroad from New York City. Lodging is available on campus at the Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook.

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