The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Vanderbilt University Graduate Student Conference

New Approaches to History
Call for Papers
Department of History, Vanderbilt University
2013 Music City Graduate Student Conference
Nashville, TN
February 15th, 2013
The graduate students of Vanderbilt University’s Department of History invite doctoral
students to submit proposals for our annual conference. This conference provides a venue for graduate students to showcase their most innovative work. The selected title for this year, New Approaches to History, implies our desire to turn this conference into an opportunity to explore the most relevant trends and themes studied by the
newest generation of scholars. The overarching organizing theme for this conference will be
originality, as opposed to a particular chronological or geographical focus.
Presentations will be organized into coherent panels. Each of these panels will have a
commentator. In order to encourage a real discussion of the papers, participants will be asked to circulate their work in advance.
Please submit an abstract of your paper, not exceeding 250 words, and a one-page CV by
December 7th, 2012, to Christian Rocha at
Those selected will be notified on a rolling basis. We expect to inform all participants by
December 15th, 2012.