The University of Alabama Graduate History Association Conference on Power and Struggle

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Call for Papers
October 5, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Military History, Slavery, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Department of History at The University of Alabama is pleased to announce its Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle, to be held at the UA campus on October 5-6, 2018.

Our conference encourages graduate students to submit proposals that engage the conference theme by examining power relations in all historical fields and time periods. The theme addresses new approaches to historical analysis that focus on the relationship between struggle and power, especially people who struggled to break, transform, or reclaim the boundaries constructed by those in power. The Conference seeks proposals employing innovative approaches, interdisciplinary methods, comparative perspectives, and multi-archival research bases. At the conclusion of the Conference, one presenter will earn recognition as the recipient of the Best Paper Prize. The University of Alabama’s graduate history journal, the Southern Historian, is also sponsoring an award for the Best Paper in Southern History.


The GHA Conference seeks submissions concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:

● Power in institutions, society, and religion

● Struggle in cultural expression, social relationships, and belief systems

● Power in discourse on gender, race, and class

● Struggle against labels in nationalism, ethnicity, sub-culture, or sexual identity

● Power in traditional structures such as politics, diplomacy, imperialism, and war

● Struggle in resistance such as crime, protest, liberation, and revolution


Single papers should include a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV of the presenter. Full-panel proposals will be accepted. All submissions should be sent in Word format via email to the committee using

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The deadline for proposal submission is May 30, 2018. Final papers should be submitted to commentators by September 31, 2018. For more information please email the committee at

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