CFP: Twenty-First Annual James A. Barnes Graduate Student Conference

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University’s graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the Twenty-First AnnualBarnes Club Graduate Student History Conference.

The Barnes Club Conference will be held Friday evening March 18 and Saturday March 19, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Temple’s Center City Campus in downtown Philadelphia.  The Barnes Club Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, drawing participants from across the nation and around the world. This year, the James A. Barnes Club is proud to announce N.D.B. Connolly, Visiting Associate Professor of History, Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and author of A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida as conference keynote speaker.

Proposals from graduate students for individual papers or panels are welcome on any topic, time period, or approach to history.  We welcome proposals that foreground public history. Panels will include two or three paper presentations, running roughly twenty minutes each, with comment and questions to follow.

At the conclusion of the conference, cash prizes will be awarded to the best papers in multiple scholarly categories. Of particular note is the Russell F. Weigley – U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation Award, a substantial stipend offered through the U.S. Army Heritage Center to the best paper in military history presented at the conference.

Please submit a 150-300 word abstract that outlines your original research and a current C.V. to jabconf@temple.edu no later thanJanuary 22, 2016.

The registration fee is $45 for presenters and attendees.  A continental breakfast, lunch, and pre- and post-conference receptions are included.

Contact Info:

Michael Diaz, Barnes Conference Planning Committe

jabconf@temple.edu

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