Call for Papers: Louisiana State University Graduate History Conference (Deadline for Paper Proposals EXTENDED to Friday, February 4th)

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Call for Papers
March 3, 2022 to March 5, 2022
Louisiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies

The History Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University is delighted to announce the thirteenth annual Graduate History Conference for March 3-5, 2022. The conference allows graduate students from across the country to present their original and ongoing work in a professional environment and to receive feedback from their peers and experts within their fields.

For this conference, our keynote speaker is Dr. Tyler Priest, associate professor of history and geography at Iowa University. His current research focuses on the study of environmental history, fossil fuels, and controversies surrounding natural resource extraction. "His most recent book project, Oceans of Oil: The Epic Struggles Over Offshore Oil Drilling in the United States, examines the legal, political, and policy conflicts over offshore oil development from the 1920s through the Deepwater Horizon disaster." His keynote speech, scheduled for the evening of March 4th is entitled "Shell Oil's Deepwater Mission to Mars."

As a graduate organization, we wish to connect with our fellow graduate students by sharing historical perspectives across departments and programs. We invite submissions for individual papers and panels from graduate students at all levels and departments. Proposals may cover all fields and approaches of historical scholarship and span all chronological and geographical boundaries.

Deadline for Paper Proposals EXTENDED to Friday, February 4th. All interested parties will be made aware of their approval status by Friday, February 13th. 

The current fees include the following:

Standard Registration: $30

Virtual Participation Only Registration*: $20

Louisiana/SEC Institution Affiliation Registration: $20

LSU Affiliate Registration: Free

*All participants with Virtual Only status will be scheduled for an online panel that will take place either on Thursday, March 3rd, or Saturday, March 5th. They will also have access to our online-based professional development panels. These events are open to all participants, regardless of status. 


Contact Info: 

Jacob T. Gautreaux

Conference Chair

Louisiana State University History Graduate Student Association

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