Extended Deadline CFP 9/2/16: Ninth Annual Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Conference “Producing History”

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Call for Papers
September 2, 2016
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies, European History / Studies

​Call for Papers
Ninth Annual
Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Conference “Producing History”
November 4th, 2016
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

We are pleased to announce the 9th Annual History Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Department of History at Northern Illinois University, to be held in DeKalb, Illinois on Friday, 4th November 2016. Participants will present their work in a collegial academic setting, and meet future colleagues from other institutions presenting research on a variety of historical fields. 

We are pleased to announce Professor Susan J. Pearson of Northwestern University will deliver the keynote address. She will speak on the topic of birth certificates as forms of knowledge in the United States. Her keynote address is titled, “Age Ought to be a Fact’: Birth Certificates as Forms of Knowledge in the United States.”

Professor Pearson is the author of The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America (University of Chicago Press, 2011), winner of the 2012 Merle Curti Award in Intellectual History from the Organization of American Historians. 

History graduate students (MA. and Ph.D.) are invited to submit proposals to present individual research papers or panel proposals of 2-3 presenters. While participants are encouraged to address the theme “Producing History,” we welcome submissions on any historical topic. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Please submit proposals to niuhistorygsa@gmail.com no later than Monday, August 22, 2016. Presentations should be between 15 and 20 minutes long.

Individual proposals should include submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a 250-300 word abstract of the paper with a title, and a brief biographical statement indicating your academic status along with a return address and current e-mail address. Panel proposals for three (or more) presenters are also encouraged and should include the above, as well as a brief description of the panel itself. Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit.

Please address any inquiries to JoAnn LoSavio, the conference organizer, at niuhistorygsa@gmail.com. Registration and program information will be sent in mid-September. 

Contact Info: 

Joann Losavio
PhD Student Northern Illinois University
Coference Chair, Ninth Annual History Graduate Student Association Conference

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