G-SPAN Graduate Scholarship on Power, Adversity, and Networks

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 8, 2022 to April 10, 2022
Location: 
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Borderlands, Graduate Studies, Humanities, World History / Studies

G-SPAN
Graduate Scholarship on Power, Adversity, and Networks 
Call for Papers
Department of History, University of Arizona

The University of Arizona’s History Graduate Association (HGA) invites paper proposals on the theme
Change, Continuity, and Chaos for the inaugural Conference for Graduate Scholarship on Power, Adversity,
and Networks (G-SPAN). This conference is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, cooperation,
and collegiality between and among graduate students. We welcome papers from the humanities and social
sciences focused on any period.
This year’s theme of Change, Continuity, and Chaos hopes to capture the relationship between change and
continuity in light of seemingly chaotic elements of everyday experiences. Various perspectives on both the
past and present offer potential insights into an interconnected, globalized world. Such conversations also
generate connections within the humanities and social sciences that will broaden horizons and methodologies.
This conference will take place from April 8-10, 2022 in Tucson, AZ at the University of Arizona. The first
evening of the conference will feature the Keynote Address. This year’s keynote address and dinner will focus
on highlighting stasis in the broader fields that are represented in this conference. Graduate students will
deliver their papers in three-to-four person panels on the second day. Faculty commentators will offer feedback
on the papers presented, helping graduate students to strengthen their work. Graduate students will be able
to experience the full breadth of an academic conference without the high-pressure context of a professional-
association-hosted conference. The third day will feature an optional outing to a local venue to experience
some of Tucson’s local history. Sign-ups will be sent out separately to accepted participants.
Interested individual participants should submit a 300-word abstract, with their name, institution, status
(MA/PhD), and title at the top of the abstract, and a one-page CV. We encourage proposals with any temporal
or spatial focus that discuss some aspect of the subtheme: Change, Continuity, and Chaos.
We are also recommending proposals for complete panels. For panel proposals, there must be a 300-word
abstract on the theme of the panel with a brief overview of the papers. The abstract should also include the
names of all participants, their statuses (MA/PhD), and the titles of the papers and panel at the top. Additionally,
each panelist must submit a one-page CV.

All proposals, whether individual papers or panels, must be submitted to UAG-SPAN@email.arizona.edu by
no later than December 10, 2021.

Final papers for all accepted proposals should be sent to commentators by no later than March 1, 2022. For
more information, please email UAG-SPAN@email.arizona.edu.

This conference is currently set to be in-person. However, the Conference Steering Committee will be monitoring
the continuously evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic closely. If conditions prove such that they are
unsuitable for an in-person conference, then we will hold a virtual conference over the same dates.

Sincerely,
Abby Gibbons, Conference Chair
Liliana Mondragon-Morales, Committee Member
Rachel Small, Committee Member
Don Unger, Committee Member

Contact Info: 

-All proposals, whether individual papers or panels, must be submitted to UAG-SPAN@email.arizona.edu by
no later than December 10, 2021.
-Final papers for all accepted proposals should be sent to commentators by no later than March 1, 2022. For
more information, please email UAG-SPAN@email.arizona.edu.