Jan. 12 University of Massachusetts Graduate History Conference: Transcending Borders and Disciplines

11th Annual University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate History Conference Transcending Borders and Disciplines: The Global Importance of Transnationalism
March 7, 2015
Amherst, Massachusetts
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Guglielmo
The Graduate History Association of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites graduate students to submit proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference. This year’s conference, entitled, “Transcending Borders and Disciplines: The Global Importance of Transnationalism,” will be held on March 7, 2015.
Transnational scholarship recognizes the historical and contemporary interconnectedness of individuals, groups and ideas across traditional boundaries such as the nation state. We ask how a transnational approach has complicated narratives which center the nation-state. How has the transnational approach illuminated previously obscured political, economic, social, and labor histories?
We welcome submissions from students of History, African-American Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Anthropology, Political Science, Journalism and other disciplines relevant to competing approaches to history and today’s society. The following are just a few examples of possible presentation fields and subjects, although we will gladly receive others:

  • African Diaspora
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Movements
  • Immigration

Graduate students interested in participating in this conference should submit a one-page paper proposal, resume or CV, and a brief two to three sentence biography (.doc, .docx or .pdf format) for consideration by January 12, 2015. In your proposal please include a paper title, abstract and very brief statement indicating your discipline and areas of geographic, chronological, and thematic focus, as well as any presentation AV needs. We also welcome proposed panels, which should include a brief description of the panel along with individual paper proposals

Please e-mail materials to ghapage@history.umass.edu. Accepted applicants will be notified in February 7, 2015 with final papers submitted by February 21, 2015.

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