CfP-- Loyola University Chicago HGSA Conference and Grad/Undergrad Poster Session: "Hearing Silences", Nov. 18th, 2017

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Call for Papers
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Graduate Studies

Call for Papers
Fourteenth Annual
Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference:
“Hearing Silences”
November 18, 2017
Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, Chicago, IL

Submission Deadline: September 1st, 2017
Masters and doctoral graduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present individual research papers at Loyola’s Fourteenth Annual History Graduate Student Conference. In keeping with this year’s theme, "​Hearing Silences​," we solicit presentations that address gaps in the historical record, especially those related to marginalized subjects. We welcome original research on any topic of historical interest, but we encourage presenters to consider the ways in which historical silences hinder, motivate, or inform their scholarship. Potential frameworks may include, but are not limited to: borderlands and transnational studies, urban history, gender history, and public history. We also welcome papers about history projects in the digital humanities. The goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for students to gain experience presenting original research projects and to receive feedback from their peers on their work. Certificates will be awarded to the top presenters.  
Additionally, graduate and undergraduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present during our morning poster session.​ Posters may feature original research or showcase public history projects. Presentations related to the conference theme are especially encouraged. Certificates will be awarded to the top graduate and undergraduate poster presenters.
Individual proposals should include the submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a one page abstract of the paper or poster (with a title), and a sentence listing up to three historical subjects your paper addresses (e.g. French history, sport history, gender). Please also include a brief biographical statement indicating your academic status along with a return address and current e​mail address. Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 1, 2017. Please email your proposal to the HGSA Conference Committee at: ​​. For papers, use the subject line ​Re: CFPapers Loyola History Grad Conference​. For posters, use the subject line ​Re: CFPosters Loyola History Grad Conference​.
Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago

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