Call for Papers: Barnes Conference, Philadelphia, PA

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The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 24th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference. The event will feature a keynote address from 2018 Bancroft Prize winner, Dr. Marc Gallicchio, Associate History Professor at Villanova University, for his book, Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944-1945.

The Barnes Club Conference will be held Friday evening March 22 and Saturday March 23, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Temple University's Center City Campus in downtown Philadelphia. The Barnes Club Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, drawing participants from across the nation and around the world.

Proposals from graduate students for individual papers or panels are welcome on any topic, time period, or approach to history. We welcome proposals that foreground public history and digital humanities, and are eager to work with applicants in these fields to facilitate their participation. Panels will include three or four paper presentations, running between fifteen and twenty minutes each, with comment and questions to follow.

At the conclusion of the conference, cash prizes will be awarded to the best papers in multiple scholarly categories. Of particular note is the Russell F. Weigley – U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation Award, a substantial award offered through the U.S. Army Heritage Center to the best paper in military history presented at the conference.


Please submit a 250-word abstract that outlines your original research and a current C.V. via this link no later than Monday, December 31, 2018.The registration fee is $50 for presenters and attendees. A continental breakfast, lunch, and pre- and post-conference receptions are included. Registration is free for all Barnes Club Members.