The NC State History Graduate Student Association invites graduate students to participate in the 2016 Graduate Student History Conference to be held on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 2, 2016. The theme of this year’s conference is “place.” There is no geographical focus, and scholars of any historical places and spaces are encouraged to apply. As a broad yet useful lens of analysis, studies of place can give voice to underrepresented groups while also calling into question the complex motivations of structures of power. Possible topics for studies of place include the following:
- borderlands, both physical and cultural
- evolving rural or urban landscapes
- imperialism and colonial culture
- memorials and monuments
Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent together with a short biography including the applicant’s name, institution, and field of specialization to history.ncsu.edu/grad/conference.php by December 11, 2015. Presenters are urged to seek funding from their home departments and outside sources if possible. Limited funding for travel and accommodations is available for applicants who demonstrate need on the online abstract submission form.
Questions regarding applications or the conference may be directed to Sarah Matter, Co-President of the History Graduate Student Association at NC State.