Graduate History Association Conference | Contested Ground: Claiming and Reclaiming Territory in History

An 1837 watercolor depicts French forces advancing across cliffs and through a breach in the wall of the fortified city of Constantine in Algeria. Artist possibly Jean-Louis Gaspard of the 31st Regiment of Infantry. Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library/Library of Congress
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 9:15am to 6:15pm

ISSR is pleased to co-sponsor the 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the Graduate History Association at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Contested Ground: Claiming and Reclaiming Territory in History

This year’s conference will take place on April 5-6th, 2024. All sessions will be streamed online.
This conference seeks to bring graduate students together to consider how historical actors have claimed and fought for spaces across settings varying from hyperlocal to global. We invite conference participants to think expansively about borders – physical, political, and cultural– considering issues of imperialism, racism and prejudice, and identity formation. We encourage proposals to engage with the question of how historians might connect these topics to modern-day issues of justice and injustice, such as colonial land occupation, state and national politics, and identity across borders.
We welcome proposals from historians as well as those addressing historical topics in disciplines in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, such as American Studies, Art and Architectural History, Black Studies, Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Latin American Studies, Jewish Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. Additionally, we welcome a broad array of subject matter, including subaltern studies, labor and working-class history, urban history, carceral studies, social history, transnational history, history of sex and sexuality, memory studies and public history. Applications are open to graduate students at any institution.
Proposals will be accepted until February 1, 2024, and accepted applicants will be notified in mid-February 2024. Proposals should be 200-300 words. Audio/Visual equipment will be provided. Submit proposals (here).