CFP: The Crafting of Historical Knowledge (Houston, 21-11 February 2020)

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The Graduate Students of Rice University’s History Department is calling for paper proposal for its IV Biennial Graduate Student History Conference

 

The Crafting of Historical Knowledge: Revealing Narratives through New Methodologies challenges historians to ponder how current methodologies are helping to create and maintain silences and overrepresentation of historical actors, narratives, and artifacts. 

 

We seek papers that propose innovative methodologies that can help move beyond current approaches that have created silences and overrepresentations across the fields of history. While the last few decades have seen historians devoted more attention to the lives of marginalized groups (women, enslaved people, native populations, people of color, LGBTQ communities, and other underrepresented groups), silences and overrepresentations remain within our studies. Embedded power structures in racism, sexism, and other disparities that have shaped the past have too shaped the histories we write and the archives we curate and consult. Our conference will bring together historians to consider how embedded power structures within past and present societies have shaped our studies and propose ways to overcome them.

 

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

 

Archival Structures

Colonial/Imperial power

Gender and Sexuality

Hypervisibility/Overrepresentation

Silences/Censorship

Illicit Economies

Institutional Inequalities

Exploited Communities

Fluid Borders

Interdisciplinarity

 

Please send a title, 300 words abstract, and a 1-page curriculum vitae to craftinghistknowledge@gmail.com September 10, 2019

 

Travel Assistance will be provided for Presenters outside the greater Houston area.

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Andrés Résendez, University of California- Davis

Dr. Keila Grinberg, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro

Dr. Mônica Lima e Souza, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro

 

Confirmed Invited Panel Presenters:

Cynthia Roman, Lewis Walpole Library

Mark Allan Goldberg, University of Houston

 

 

 

Additional details are available at http://craftinghistoricalknowledge.blogs.rice.edu/

 

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