Just got this in from H-Grad; sounds like an interesting topic. More information can be found at the conference website.
Call for Papers: Redefining World History: Northeastern University’s Third
Annual History Graduate Student Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Peter Gran (Temple University)
Northeastern University’s History Graduate Students and the NU History
Department invite submissions to their upcoming graduate student conference,
“Redefining World History.” Graduate students working in all disciplines of
the humanities, arts, and social sciences are encouraged to submit topical
papers, artwork, and documentaries.
The conference especially invites scholarly work that engages and
reconsiders the theories and methodologies of world history, as well as
papers and panel submissions that explore the following themes in the
context of world history:
– Movements of people, commodities, and ideas across space and time
(including, but not limited to, social, religious, artistic, or political
– The role of memory (personal and public) in the creation and dissemination
of world history
– The role of imagination/ideology in world history
– Understanding world history through public history
– Empires, networks, and world systems
Papers that offer a methodological intervention into the field of world
history are especially of interest. Students who submit such papers will be
eligible to take place in roundtable discussions on this subject, which will
occur throughout the conference.
Both individual and panel proposals will be considered. Regardless of medium
(visual media or scholarly paper), panelists will have fifteen minutes each
To be considered, the following documents should be sent to the program
committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2010.
-250-word abstract describing paper or work to be presented
-List of audio/visual needs, if applicable
-Brief curriculum vitae
-250-word abstract for each paper or work to be presented
-List of all panel members (3 per panel) with designated chairperson. The
conference committee will also assign chairpersons, if necessary.
-250-word abstract that discusses the theme of the panel
-Brief curriculum vitae for each panelist and chairperson
*Selected panelists will be notified via email by January 15, 2011.*