The History Graduate Student Conference enables student panelists the opportunity to present their research in a professional setting and receive comments from nationally recognized faculty from within the Research Triangle. 

The 2016 Conference will be held on April 2, 2016, on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in Riddick Hall Lounge. The program includes paper panels from 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., a session for prospective graduate students at 10:30 a.m., and a keynote address by Dr. Anthony Kaye at at 1:00 p.m.

The theme of this year’s conference is “place.” There is no geographical focus. 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
  • migrations
  • memorials and monuments  

Any questions regarding the conference may be directed to ambenton@ncsu.edu.

2016 Conference

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