The Seventh Annual Texas A&M History Conference, sponsored by the Texas A&M History Graduate Student Organization and the Sigma Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, will take place on the Texas A&M University campus on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2016. This two-day conference will feature panels for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research to an audience of peers and subject experts.
The theme for this year's conference is "Community, Cuture, Conflict" and we welcome proposals from all areas of the humanities and social sciences as well as all subfields of history. Presenters need not be members of Phi Alpha Theta to participate. We encourage papers and presentations that apply interdisciplinary approaches to the study of history, including digital humanities, visual art, film, etc.
We are pleased to annouce that Dr. Emilio Zamora of the University of Texas-Austin will deliver the keynote address, and Dr. Brian Riedel of Rice University will deliver the Murray and Celeste Fasken Lecture in Distinguished Teaching.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in presenting are asked to submit a 250 word (minimum) abstract and curriculum vitae by Thursday, December 31, 2015. Notification of acceptance will occur by January 15, 2016 and accepted applicants will have until March 1, 2016 to submit completed papers (not to exceed ten pages). Any Ph.D. students interested in serving as commentators for undergraduate panels in their respective fields should submit a one-page CV by January 15, 2016. All submissions and correspondence should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A panel of judges will select the best overall Ph.D., M.A., and undergraduate papers to receive awards in recognition of excellence. For more conference details, please visit http://history.tamu.edu. Four travel awards will be available to presenters. Applications and selection criteria will be available to accepted presenters after January 15, 2016.
History Graduate Student Organization (HGSO) Officers