*23rd Annual *Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference*
*University at Buffalo*
*State University of New York*
*Saturday, April 5, 2014*
The University at Buffalo Graduate History Association (GHA) would like to place a call for papers for the twenty-third annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, the History Department, and graduate student groups from the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Plesur conference has provided an opportunity for M.A. and Ph.D. students across the United States and Canada to present original research in history and related fields for over two decades. The GHA is proud to continue the tradition of supporting graduate student research in a collegiate forum.
This year we are pleased to welcome Dr. Erin K. Rowe, Assistant Professor at The Johns Hopkins University, who will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Rowe’s address is titled “How Can a Black Man Be a Saint?: Constructing Black Sanctity in Early Modern Global Catholicism,” and investigates the rise and circulation of devotion to sub-Saharan African saints in the early modern Catholic world. We would like to encourage individuals to submit papers that would complement Dr. Rowe’s work, though we will be accepting papers on a wide range of themes and topics including, but not limited to:
History and Historiography
Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
Public Memory and Commemoration
Migration and Diaspora
Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Religion and Society
Sovereignty and the State
Popular Culture and Consumerism
Public History and Education
Empire and Nation
Work, Class, and Community
Urban, Rural, and Environmental
Applicants are invited to submit 250-300 word proposals for individual papers, or panels of three papers. Submissions should be accompanied by an updated C.V.
The priority deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014. The final deadline is February 15, 2014.
Please submit your proposal by clicking HERE
or email your proposal and C.V. to Josh Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.