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.

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.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Speakers this Academic Year

The Department of History is looking forward to some exceptional speakers this coming year. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss the opportunity to hear from these renowned historians. Follow the blog for reminders and updated information as the dates approach.

For the William T. Bulger Lecture Series on American Biography, we are pleased to welcome Susan Ware on Nov. 2, 2017. Ware is the Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a leading biographer of feminists. Her book on Amelia Earhart was the first to place the female pilot into our understanding of the advancement of feminism: Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism (W.W. Norton, 1993). Her most recent monograph is Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports (University of North Carolina Press, 2011).

For the George M. Blackburn Lecture Series on American Civil War and Reconstruction History, we are honored to have Edward Ayers present "Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America." The lecture will take place on Feb. 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Park Library auditorium. Ayers is the Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities at the University of Richmond, where he is President Emeritus. In 2013, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. He is an accomplished historian of the American South. His book The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the Presence of Mine Enemies: Civil War in the Heart of America won the Bancroft Prize for distinguished writing in American history and the Beveridge Prize for the best book in English on the history of the Americas since 1492.

For grad students, Ayers will also run a workshop on digital history called History Between the Lines. The workshop will take place 12:30-2:00 pm.

For the International Graduate Historical Studies Conference Keynote Address, we are pleased to have Alan Taylor present "Transforming North America: Empires and Republics in War and Peace, 1800-1850 on April 6, 2018. Taylor, a historian of colonial and early republic America, holds the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History at the University of Virginia. Taylor has received many awards and prizes for his work including the Pulitzer Prize for American History for his book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 (W. W. Norton, 2013). His most recent monograph is American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 (W. W. Norton, 2016).

Lectures are open to the public.

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.