CFP: 2nd Annual UC Davis Graduate Conference

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Call for Papers
May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Social Sciences

From:  Lawrence Abrams
Ph.D. Student and Conference Chair/Coordinator; University of California: Davis


2nd Annual University of California: Davis
"Historians Without Borders, History Without Limits"

Graduate Conference

The University of California: Davis History Department and Graduate Student Association invites proposal submissions for its second annual graduate student conference to be held May 19-21, 2017 at the University of California: Davis.

With this conference, we hope to explore how history is made, used, preserved, and accessed through a wide variety of mediums and disciplines around the world and over time. We are particularly interested in how historical study is a useful tool to unite other humanities and social sciences disciplines in innovative ways.

New this year: The first day of the conference, May 19th, will be dedicated to undergraduate work. Graduate students are welcome to come early and participate in the undergraduate day in a mentorship role to provide feedback.

Submissions may engage directly with a variety of themes including:


   This year’s special conference focus on the integration of digital humanities.
   Innovative linkages across time, space, fields, methodologies, and professional choices;
   Contested places;
   The capture, documentation, or display of history through other disciplinary lenses;
   The role of humanities and social sciences, librarians, archivists, and teachers in the act of preservation and pedagogy;
   Interdisciplinary study and its role in the ongoing development of historical practice.

We also welcome papers that address themes such as nostalgia, imperialism
and postcolonial studies, education and public engagement, cultural
geography, psychology, art, literature and media studies-and that do so in
trans-disciplinary or interdisciplinary ways.

We invite graduate students in degree programs in history and other
disciplines to present work on any of these topics or on others that address
the conference themes.

We also welcome panel proposals. Faculty are invited and encouraged to volunteer as
chair/commentators in their research areas.

Logistics/Conference Details:

When: May 19-21, 2017

Where: UC: Davis; Davis, CA

Keynote: TBD

Format of Presentations: Accepted presentations are typically divided into
three-person panels. Each panelist will present their papers for
approximately fifteen to twenty minutes.

For consideration, please send the following documents to the program
committee at by December 30th, 2016.

Individual Panelists:
   250-word abstract describing paper or work to be presented
   Brief curriculum vitae
   List of audio/visual needs, if applicable

   List of all panel members (3 per panel) with designated chairperson, if
   200-word abstract that discusses the theme of the panel
   200-word abstract for each paper or work to be presented
   Brief curriculum vitae for each panelist and chairperson
   List of audio/visual needs, if applicable

For more information about our 2017 Conference, please contact Lawrence Abrams at or Kaleb Knoblauch at


A special thank you is owed to the following organizations for their generous support of this conference:

The UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences

The UCD Graduate Student Association

The UCD Department of History

 Without their support, this endeavor would not be possible.


Contact Info: 

Conference Chair: Lawrence Abrams


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