2022 History across the Humanities: Memory, Identity, and Community

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Call for Papers
December 31, 2021
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, World History / Studies, Public History, Humanities, Historic Preservation

Youngstown State University
online/Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
February 24-25, 2022

The Youngstown State University History Program and the Alpha Gamma Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta invite proposals for the 2022 History across the Humanities Conference (HATH). This annual conference is dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary research by undergraduate and graduate students.

HATH 2022 will take place in a hybrid format, with the option to present either virtually or in-person. Please note: plans may change according to YSU COVID-19 policies.

The HATH organizers invite paper and panel presentations related to the theme: Memory, Identity, and Community. We hope to assemble a program that explores public, popular, and/or collective memory. We wish to examine how individuals and communities adopt particular beliefs about the past and how those beliefs shape their actions and values in the present.

Proposals from all fields and eras are welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • museums, archives, libraries, historic preservation
  • monuments, public works
  • commemorations, holidays, anniversaries
  • tourism
  • heritage associations, descendant societies, clubs
  • intergenerational trauma
  • revitalization

We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops, and roundtables. Presentations should be 15 min in length. To submit an individual paper, send a Word document containing a title, 200 word abstract, contact information, and brief resume/CV. To submit a panel, workshop, or roundtable, send a Word document containing a panel title, 200 word abstract for each paper including titles, contact information for each presenter, brief resumes/CVS, and a suggested commentator. Please email proposals to history@ysu.edu by December 31, 2021.

Through the YSU Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Education and the YSU Graduate School, we are pleased to offer awards for the best undergraduate and graduate papers. Awards will be paid by mail at the conclusion of the conference. To be considered for one of these awards, please submit your complete conference paper (of no more than 3,000 words) with the subject line “HATH Award Submission” to history@ysu.edu no later than February 1, 2022.

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Dr. Amy L. Fluker

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