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:
Gender and Sexuality
Please send a title, 300 words abstract, and a 1-page curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org 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/