Approaching CFP Deadline: Transatlantic History Conference

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20th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History

September 27-28, 2019

 Deadline for Submissions June 1

THEME: “Currents of Power: Empire, Nation, Encounter, and Exchange”

The Transatlantic History Student Organization, in collaboration with the Barksdale Lecture Series, the History Department, and the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Texas at Arlington, is proud to announce the 20th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History, September 27th and 28th. We invite paper and panel submissions, as well as interdisciplinary and digital humanities’ project submissions, that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, or cartographic in nature and that fall within the scope of transatlantic studies from both graduate students and junior scholars. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the PhD Transatlantic History Program at the University of Texas at Arlington, we especially want to invite submissions that seek to expand and complicate the historiography of transatlantic history.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Currents of Power: Empire, Nation, Encounter, and Exchange” will explore the political, economic, social, and cultural transformations that resulted from the conflict between imperialism and resistance in the Atlantic world from the 1400s to the present day. From cultural contacts and the beginnings of empire to issues of globalization, the contexts that define human encounters and exchanges evolved significantly. While honoring the idea that transatlantic history examines the circulation and interaction of people, goods, and ideas between and within any of the four continents surrounding the Atlantic basin, “Currents of Power” seeks to explore the alternating waves of order and agency hidden in the imperial shadow.

In addition to the submitted papers and panels the conference will include other highlights. In honor of our twentieth anniversary, this year’s keynote speaker will be a distinguished graduate of our program, Paulette Hasier, Chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. We will also have a lunch roundtable on integrating digital humanities into the classroom.

We will accept submissions for papers written in English, French, Spanish, and German. Selected participants’ papers will be considered for publication in Traversea, the peer-reviewed, online, open access journal in transatlantic history operated by doctoral students as a joint project between THSO and the doctoral program in transatlantic history at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately one hundred words in length and should be accompanied by an abbreviated, maximum one-page, curriculum vita. Panel proposals (3- 4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panel as a whole as well as each individual paper. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2019. We will notify authors of accepted papers by June 15, 2019.

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