The Crafting of Historical Knowledge: Revealing Narratives through New Methodologies
Biennial Graduate Student Conference
Rice University | Houston, Texas
The Crafting of Historical Knowledge: Revealing Narratives through New Methodologies challenges historians to ponder how current methodologies are helping to create and maintain silences and overrepresentation of historical actors, narratives, and artifacts. Our conference seeks papers that propose innovative methodologies that can help move beyond current approaches that have created silences and overrepresentations across the fields of history. While the last few decades have seen historians devote move attention to the lives of marginalized groups (women, enslaved people, native populations, people of color, LGBTQ communities, and other underrepresented groups), silences and overrepresentations remain within our studies. Embedded power structures in racism, sexism, and other disparities that have shaped the past have too shaped the histories we write and the archives we curate and consult. Our conference will bring together historians to consider how embedded power structures within past and present societies have shaped our studies and propose ways to overcome them.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to the following themes:
- Archival Structures
- Colonial/Imperial Power
- Gender and Sexuality
- Illicit Economies
- Institutional Inequalities
- Exploited Communities
- Fluid Borders
Please send a 300-word abstract and a 1-page curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2019.
Travel assistance will be provided for presenters outside the greater Houston area.
Keynote Speaker: Andrés Reséndez, Professor of History, University of California-Davis
For more information about the conference please visit the conference website: http://craftinghistoricalknowledge.blogs.rice.edu