The Annual Global History Graduate Student Conference is intended to challenge the norms of scholarly inquiry and to explore new directions in world history. In 2009, 35 graduate students from Europe and the United States gathered at Northeastern University for the first graduate student conference in world history. At this conference, students presented their research, participated in an exchange of ideas and met some of their fellow colleagues. Since then the graduate student conference has continued to grow, featuring keynote speakers like Adam McKeown and Peter Gran, and attracting top-notch graduate students from around the world.
The 2013 conference, “Migration, Mobilities, and Movements: Crossing Boundaries in World History,” will be held March 16-17, 2013. Donna Gabbacia, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the keynote address entitled, “From Immigration History to Mobility Studies.”
To visit our conference website and access the call for papers, please click here. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2012.
Last year’s 2012 conference took place on March 24 and March 25. The theme of the conference was “Empires and Technologies in World History.” The 2012 conference brought together scholarly work that engaged world historical theories and methodologies, particularly methodologies of imperial history and interdisciplinary approaches exploring global, transnational, and world historical themes. Papers examined the movements of people, commodities, technologies and ideas affected by various networks; the function of gender in empire, and technologies of the telegraph and railways. On March 24, Dr. Philippa Levine presented her keynote address, entitled “Naked Truths: Bodies, Knowledge and the Erotics of Colonial Power.”
For more information on previous conferences, see the links below:
Sponsored by: The Northeastern University Department of History, Vice Provost for Research, Humanities Center, College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean’s Office, Graduate and Professional Student Association.
All events are free and open to all members of the Northeastern Community.