Call for Papers: Marquette University - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Student Humanities Conference

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Call for Papers
January 19, 2016 to February 28, 2016
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, European History / Studies

Call for Papers

“Conflict and Liberation”

April 22-23, 2016

Marquette University, Milwaukee WI

The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University invite submissions for the third annual Graduate Student Humanities Conference to take place on April 22-23, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduate students from Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are now accepting 250-word proposals from humanities graduate students whose work addresses our theme.

The graduate students at Marquette and UWM are honored to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Heather Cox Richardson. Dr. Richardson is a distinguished professor of history at Boston College and teaches the history of the nineteenth century, paying particular attention to the transformation of political ideology from the Civil War to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Her works include West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War; The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901; Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre; and To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party.

Dr. Richardson is a frequent contributor to and We’re History where she writes about the intersection of contemporary American politics and history. In addition to her keynote address, Dr. Richardson will lead a workshop on Saturday, April 23rd where she’ll lead a discussion with conference participants and the audience on how to publish pieces for an academic press and for the public.

Potential topics Include (but are not limited to):

  • Conflicts between people / state/ society
  • Postcolonial liberation and identity
  • Conflicting interpretations of space / place/ actors
  • Narratives of liberation
  • Negotiating conflict / arbitrating disagreement
  • Violence and society
  • Sexual or gender liberation

Our goal is to bring together emerging scholars from throughout the Midwest to discuss these broad issues in a wider interdisciplinary discussion. Lunch will be provided during the keynote address as well as prizes for best paper and presentation. Please submit your abstracts (with your preferred email address) online to:​ by February 28, 2016. We will organize panelists, provide commentators, and notify prospective presenters by March 15, 2016 for those who are accepted. Generous support for this conference is provided by the History and English departments of both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as by the College of Arts and Sciences & the Graduate School of Marquette University.

Please visit our conference website for more information @

Contact Info: 

Thomas Bouril, Marquette University, History Department