**CFP EXTENDED** CFP - NIU Emerging Scholars History Conference, "Individuals to Empires: Historical Scale in Method and Practice"

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Call for Papers
August 1, 2019 to September 22, 2019
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Graduate Studies, Intellectual History, Local History, Oral History


Conference Theme  -  Historians make choices about the scale of their inquiry. We set parameters for our writing – temporal, geographical,  archival, or other – which shape research  strategies, the potential audiences, and guide historical analysis and  argumentation. Do you write history on  a grand or intimate scale? Or both?   At the 12th annual NIU History Graduate Student Association Conference, we  welcome paper proposals that address  any geographical area, time period, or field of history. We encourage all submissions to critically consider the scale of your original research. Whether you shape your work around representative or obscure individuals or the movements of society, culture or politics through viewing empire, we want to foster a critical discussion of historical approach by considering the scale of analysis. 

Paper or Panel Submissions  -  Individual paper or full panel proposals must be submitted by September 22, 2019,  and include ​an abstract of 300 words​. Panel proposals should include a brief statement about the session. Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to:  

Megan VanGorder, HGSA Conference Organizer  

Email: ​niuhistorygsa@gmail.com   

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