12TH ANNUAL MCGILL-QUEEN’S GRADUATE CONFERENCE IN HISTORY, TO BE HELD AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, 6-7 MARCH 2015
THE PRACTICAL AND IMPRACTICAL PAST
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: 1 December 2014
Keynote Speaker: Professor Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in History will present on “The Uses of History: Political Leaders and the Past”.
Luncheon Workshop: A roundtable discussion on the future uses and implications of the rise of digital humanities on the field of history.
Practical and Impractical Past: Given the varied public applications and misapplications of history, the McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History invites graduate scholars from across the disciplines to submit papers on any history-related topic. We especially welcome papers that interrogate the uses of history to understand current social and cultural issues such as:
- Social Movements
- Material Cultures and Art
- Religious Practices
- Mythologies and Mythmaking
- Digital History and the Humanities
- Political and Economic Agendas
- Settlement and Migration Patterns
- Space, Geography, and the Environment
- Issues of Methodology
- Applications of History
We encourage proposals from any geographic region or temporal period. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words as well as a 125 word academic biography in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 December 2014.
MQ15 Conference Committee, Queen’s University