Call for Papers: 31st Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference

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Call for Papers
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African History / Studies, European History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

31st Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference

March 10-11, 2023

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

Call for Papers

The Graduate History Association (GHA) of the University at Buffalo would like to place a call for papers for the 31st Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference, to be held on March 10-11, 2023. Co-sponsored by the History Department, this conference enables graduate students from across North America to share current research with fellow students and faculty members from a variety of fields, including History, Political Science, Anthropology, Classics, English, Comparative Literature, American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Transnational Studies, Geography, Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Religious Studies, and Urban Studies.

We seek original papers that analyze a wide range of historical topics, time periods, and places, drawing from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. For the 30th Annual Plesur Conference, we are especially seeking research that addresses the theme of “The Presence of History: Historical Research and the Politics of the Moment.”
 Broadly interpreted, this theme seeks to bring historical perspective to the value and role of historical thinking in contemporary society. In light of recent discussions regarding history’s relationship to the present, we seek papers that explore the historian’s role in society broadly considered. Work that employs multi-disciplinary approaches is highly encouraged. As such, we will be accepting papers on a wide range of themes including but not limited to:

-Public History

-Latinx studies

-Disability Studies

-Architecture and Urban Planning

-Medicine, Science, and Technology

-Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology

-Print Culture in History

-Museum Studies

-Popular Culture and Consumerism

-Economics, Trade, and Commerce


Proposal Instructions

Please send your proposal, consisting of a 250-word abstract (including main argument and methodology), CV, school or other affiliation, and contact information to Please contact Ryan Adams ( if you have any questions.

The deadline for paper proposals is January 15, 2023.

Accepted proposals will be notified by email in early February.


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