2017 History Graduate Student Associaton Conference
March 17th & 18th, 2017
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Graduate History Conference is an opportunity for graduate student scholars to present original research and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in their respective fields. Submission of proposals is January 1, 2017.
The keynote speaker is Walter Johnson, Winthrop Professor of History, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. His books, Soul by Soul: Inside the Antebellum Slave Market and River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom are winners of multiple prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner and Avery O. Craven Prizes from the Organization of American Historians, the Francis B. Simkins Award from the Southern Historical Association, the SHEAR Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the John Hope Franklin Prize from the American Studies Association.
The conference will also feature presentations from graduate students from across the United States and abroad, covering numerous fields and approaches of historical scholarship, and a wide variety of chronological and geographical boundaries.
LSU HGSA Conference Committee Chairperson