HISTORY? THE PAST IN THE PRESENT
ANNUAL HISTORY GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP
Friday April 22, 2016
“The antiquarian tries to bring back the past for the sake of the past; the historian strives to show the present to itself by revealing its origin in the past. The goal of the antiquarian is the dead past; the goal of the historian is the living present.” (Frederick Jackson Turner, 1891)
The aim of this year’s HGSA conference is to connect historical inquiries to the present. We invite papers from graduate students that implicitly or explicitly question how the past remains contested, negotiated, reshaped, and interpreted in historical scholarship. This year’s theme, the past in the present, asks participants to engage in a conversation about the importance of doing history, about the various methods and forms that historical writing can take, and about making connections to current debates. The broad scope of this conference is intended to bring together scholarship about various time periods, regions, and themes.
The HGSA conference offers a welcoming environment for graduate students to present and workshop research and meet other graduate students and UCI faculty.
Each panel will have a UCI faculty discussant/moderator. The faculty member will provide written feedback on each paper in the panel and moderate the question and answer session.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Touraj Daryaee, Professor of History, UC Irvine
David Igler, Professor of History, UC Irvine
Shoshanna Lande, firstname.lastname@example.org, History Graduate Student, UC Irvine
Rachael De La Cruz, email@example.com, History Graduate Student, UC Irvine
Call for Papers:
Please submit abstract proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by March 1, 2016. Maximum 150 words.