CFP EXTENDED-- 14th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Conference: "Hearing Silences"

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Call for Papers
September 22, 2017
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Public History, Social History / Studies


Fourteenth Annual

Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference:

“Hearing Silences”

November 18, 2017

Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, Chicago, IL

EXTENDED deadline: September 22nd, 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. Prizes will be awarded to the top presenters.


Individual proposals should include the submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a one page abstract of the paper (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 e­mail address. Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit.


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.


Contact Info: 

For more information about the conference, visit https://loyolahistoryconference.wordpress.comor our department webpage. For any further questions, contact the HGSA Conference Committee at


Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago

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