TAMU History Conference & Grant Applications (Extended Deadline & Speakers Dr. James Brooks & Dr. Aaron O'Connell)

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The History Graduate Student Organization and the Sigma Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Texas A&M University are proud to announce our 2018 graduate and undergraduate history student conference. The conference will take place on March 23-24, 2018. This conference is an
opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their research in front of their peers and experts from a variety of historical fields. We are excited to announce Dr. James Brooks of University of California – Santa Barbara as the keynote speaker and Dr. Aaron O’Connell of University of Texas – Austin as the War and Society speaker.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Conflicts and Resolutions.” Our central focus for this conference is to create a scholarly discussion on different conflicts, both historical and academic, and the resolutions, or lack thereof, that resulted. We encourage submissions from a wide variety of fields and academic disciplines to have an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment in which to have fruitful discussion. We are accepting paper proposals regarding any geographical region and featuring research on any historical period or topic. Presenters do not have to be members of Phi Alpha Theta to participate.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in presenting are asked to submit a 250 word (maximum) abstract and curriculum vitae by Sunday, January 14, 2018. Notification of acceptance will occur by Wednesday, February 1, 2018 and accepted applicants will have until Tuesday, March 7, 2018 to submit completed papers (not to exceed ten pages). Any Ph.D. students interested in serving as commentators for undergraduate panels in their respective fields should submit a one-page CV by Wednesday, February 8, 2018. All submissions and correspondence should be submitted to tamuhistoryconference2018@gmail.com. A panel of judges will select the best overall Ph.D., M.A., and undergraduate papers to receive awards in recognition of excellence.

CASA Academic Excellence Travel Grant
The Texas A&M History Graduate Student Organization (HGSO) and the Sigma Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) are proud to offer several travel grants for eligible Undergraduate and Masters-level Graduate students to attend the 9th Annual Texas A&M History HGSO/PATConference on March 23-24, 2018. The CASA Academic Excellence Travel Grant is designed to provide funding to applicants who demonstrate a high level of scholastic and academic achievement within their current institution.  Applicants from a variety of fields, including Women's and Gender Studies, are encouraged to apply. The grant will cover travel and lodging expenses up to a $700 value. Those awarded will participate in the HGSO Keynote Panel--a highlighted event intended to showcase the best scholarship submitted to the conference. In addition to the Keynote Panel, selected applicants will have networking opportunities with Texas A&M History Faculty tailored to their current and future historical projects. It is the goal of the CASA Grant Selection Committee to identify individuals who seek to foster relationships with Texas A&MUniversity and consider this conference an important step in their professional careers.

Texas A&M University History Department has several working clusters (i.e. War and Society; U.S. and the World; Chicano/Latino; Caribbean/Atlantic World; Race, Ethnicity and Migration) with award-winning historians. Texas A&M also offers competitive internal funding and a
collaborative learning environment. To find additional information about the department, please use the following website: history.tamu.edu.

Review Criteria:
Applicants will submit the following articles to the Selection Committee by 01/14/2018:
Cover letter addressing the professional benefits of the CASA Travel Grant and attendance at the Texas A&M History HGSO/PAT Conference; Curriculum vitae; Letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the applicant’s current institution; Abstract of the applicant’s conference paper in accordance to the Texas A&M History HGSO/PAT Conference Call for Papers  requirements

How to Apply:
Interested Undergraduates and Masters-level Graduate students are invited to submit the above articles to (tamuhistoryconference2018@gmail.com). Please submit TWO separate emails, one clearly marked GRANT APPLICATION, the other CALL FOR PAPERS SUBMISSION. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately, but must have the recommender’s name clearly marked.