11th Annual Texas A&M History Conference: "The Challenge of Change"

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Call for Papers
February 21, 2020 to February 22, 2020
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Military History, Borderlands

The History Graduate Student Organization of Texas A&M University is proud to announce that our 11th annual graduate and undergraduate history student conference will take place on February 21-22, 2020. This conference is an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their research in front of their peers and experts from a variety of historical fields. We are pleased to announce
Dr. Jacqueline Whitt – U.S. Army War College as the keynote speaker and Dr. Andrew Torget –University of North Texas as the Digital History speaker.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Challenge of Change.” Our central focus for this conference is to create a scholarly discussion on the historical or historiographical change, or lack thereof, in their respective fields, and talk about the challenges and responses that resulted  from such shifts. We encourage submissions from a wide variety of fields and academic disciplines to have an inclusive and
interdisciplinary environment in which to have fruitful discussion. We are accepting paper proposals regarding any geographical region and featuring research on any historical period or topic. Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in presenting are asked to submit a 250 word (maximum) abstract and curriculum vitae by Monday, November 18, 2019. If you are a graduate student and are interested in participating in a “lightning talk,” a short, 5-minute research presentation on either War & Society or Borderlands fields, please include in your abstract your interest in giving a “lightning talk.” Notification of acceptance will occur by Friday, December 20, 2019 and accepted applicants will have until Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to submit completed papers (not to exceed ten pages). Any Ph.D. students interested in serving as commentators for undergraduate panels in their respective fields should submit a one-page CV by Wednesday, February 5, 2020. All submissions and correspondence should be submitted to Ross Phillips at tamuconference2020@gmail.com. A panel of judges will select the best overall Ph.D., M.A., and undergraduate papers to receive awards in recognition of excellence.

Contact Info: 

All submissions and correspondence should be submitted to Ross Phillips at tamuconference2020@gmail.com.