29th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference

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Call for Papers
March 6, 2020 to March 7, 2020
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Slavery, Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies

29th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference

March 6-7, 2020

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York


Call for Papers

The Graduate History Association (GHA) of the University at Buffalo invites proposals for papers for the 29th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference, to be held on March 6-7, 2020. Co-sponsored by the History Department, this conference enables graduate students to share current research with fellow students and faculty members from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to: History, Political Science, Anthropology, Classics, English, Transnational Studies, Geography, Gender Studies, and Disability Studies.

We seek original papers that analyze a wide range of historical topics, time periods, and places, drawing from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. For the 29th Annual Plesur Conference, we are especially seeking proposals that address the theme of “Violence and Resistance: Exploring Structures of Power and Inequality in Global History.” Broadly interpreted, this theme seeks to bring historical perspectives to issues related to the study of violence and the role of agency and resistance. Work that employs multi-disciplinary approaches to the historical understanding of violence is especially encouraged. We challenge scholars to conceptualize their proposals beyond physical violence and also look to explore other forms of structural, institutional, or archival violence. As such, we will be accepting papers on a wide range of themes such as:

-Colonialism and Empire

-Medicine, Science, and Technology

-Archaeology and Anthropology

-Environment and Sustainability

-Migration and Diaspora Studies

-Popular Culture and Museum Studies


Proposal Instructions

Please send your proposal, consisting of a 250-word abstract, CV, school or other affiliation, and contact information to ghaconference2020@gmail.com.

The deadline for paper proposals is January 6, 2020. Accepted proposals will be notified by email by the end of January. Please contact Emily Seger (emseger@buffalo.edu) or Ashley Morin (ammorin@buffalo.edu) if you have further questions.