2018 IGHSC Conference Program

Only few days until the 2018 International Graduate Historical Studies Conference starts. The latest version of the conference program is now available. We hope you will join us on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April!

To download the latest pdf version of the conference program click here.

2018 International Graduate Historical Studies Conference; Alan Taylor, "Transforming North America: Empires and Republics in War and Peace, 1800-1850"

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Join us for the 2018 International Graduate Historical Studies Conference "Real and Imagined Borders: People, Place, Time." The conference is hosted by the Department of History and will take place on April 6-7 in the Bovee University Center

Dr. Alan Taylor will give the keynote address "Transforming North America: Empires and Republics in War and Peace, 1800-1850" on Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm in the Park Library Auditorium. A reception will follow the talk.

Dr. Alan Taylor is the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History at the University of Virginia. He specializes in early United States history, and he is the author of a number of books about the colonial history of the United States, the American Revolution, and the early American Republic. Since 1995, he has won two Pulitzer Prizes and the Bancroft Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award for non-fiction.

Spring 2018 History Department On-Campus Events

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Mark your calendars! Here are all the History Department On-Campus Events for the Spring 2018 semester.

Please note that date for the George M. Blackburn Lecture Series on American Civil War and Reconstruction History has changed. Dr. Edward Ayers' lecture "Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America" has been rescheduled for Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm in the Park Library auditorium. 

Please note that John Mraz's lecture "Doing History with Modern Media" has been cancelled.

All lectures are open to the public!

CALL FOR PAPERS

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The history department is proud to again host the International Graduate Historical Studies Conference this spring. The theme: Real and Imagined Borders: People, Place, and Time encourages presenters to offer papers that are transnational and/or interdisciplinary, but all traditional submissions are welcome.

We look forward to this event. Visit www.ighsc.info for more information or questions.

IGHSC: “Crossing Borders, Challenging Boundaries”

The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference The Central Michigan University Department of History is hosting the International Graduate Historical Studies Conference on March 31 and April 1 at the Bovee University Center. This year’s conference centers around “Crossing Borders, Challenging Boundaries,” and features scholars from across the nation and around the globe. Around 50 presenters are offering insight on a wide variety of topics. Presentations range from papers on witchcraft in the sixteenth century, graphic novels and the Great War, and the evolving architectural landscapes of Accra, Ghana. On Friday evening, at 7:30 pm, we are proud to have Dr. John Merriman, the Charles Seymour Professor of History Yale University, deliver the keynote address, “Against the State: Anarchist Violence in Paris duirng the Belle Epoque that Wasn't.” Please join us for this free public event, to be held in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium. For more information, please call the History Department at CMU (989)774-3374 or e-mail histconf@cmich.edu.