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2018 IGHSC - Real and Imagined Borders: People, Place, Time

The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference will host “Real and Imagined Borders: People, Place, Time” at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, on April 6 - 7, 2018. We invite graduate students from across the social sciences and the humanities to submit proposals for papers or panels that adopt an interdisciplinary or transnational approach but we are also seeking papers or panels that approach historical topics in more traditional ways. All submissions must be based on original research. In keeping with the theme of the conference, individual papers will be organized into panels that cross spatial, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries. The IGHSC will present cash prizes for the best papers in several categories.


2018 Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the 2018 conference is Dr. Alan Taylor, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia.  Since 1995, Dr. Taylor has won two Pulitzer Prizes as well as the Bancroft Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Awards for non-fiction.