Call for Papers

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 mcgillqueens2015@gmail.com by 1 December 2014.

Best,

MQ15 Conference Committee, Queen’s University

McGill-Queen's 2015 poster.  Design by Lorne Beswick.  Photo courtesy of Kaspi Films.
McGill-Queen’s 2015 poster. Design by Lorne Beswick. Photo courtesy of Kaspi Films.