The NC State History Graduate Student Association invites graduate students to participate in the 2016 Graduate Student History Conference to be held on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 2, 2016.
We seek a diverse range of papers, exhibits, digital projects, and other public history works. The theme of this year’s conference is “place.” There is no geographical focus, and scholars of any historical places and spaces are encouraged to apply.
As a broad yet useful lens of analysis, studies of place can give voice to underrepresented groups while also calling into question the complex motivations of structures of power. Possible topics for studies of place include the following:
borderlands, both physical and cultural
evolving rural or urban landscapes
imperialism and colonial culture
memorials and monuments
Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent together with a short biography including the applicant’s name, institution, and field of specialization to history.ncsu.edu/grad/conference.php by January 11, 2016. Presenters are urged to seek funding from their home departments and outside sources if possible. Limited funding for travel and accommodations is available for applicants who demonstrate need on the online abstract submission form.