CFP: Annual Graduate History Symposium: Senses and Spaces, May 10-11, University of Toronto (Deadline: Feb 23, 2018)

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CFP - We are accepting paper submissions to the fourteenth annual Annual Graduate History Symposium: Senses and Spaces, May 10-11 at the University of Toronto:

Senses and spaces comprise the fabric of lived experience. As historians begin to focus on embodiment as a focal point of historical interest, this conference will ask: how do scholars approach the historical meanings of senses? How do we examine the constructions of spaces? Experiences of sound, sight, touch, smell, and taste offer windows into culture, politics, and power where the body encounters both matter and meaning. Senses provide insight into historical experiences from gender, sexuality, and culture, to religion and violence. Similarly, the study of spaces maps lived experience onto geographies that are contested as they are imbued with cultural significance. We seek to explore how historical spaces are powerfully shaped by memory, environment, and migration. Please join us for the fourteenth Annual Graduate History Symposium to be held on May 10–11, 2018 by the University of Toronto’s Department of History. The overarching theme will be Senses and Spaces, but we welcome participants from all backgrounds to submit paper or panel proposals.

Please submit a 250-word proposal and a one page CV to by Monday February 23, 2018. Successful submissions will be notified by the end of March 2018. For more information, visit or contact