CfP: Milton Plesur Conference 2017 – Changing Urban Landscapes

26th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference
March 31 – April 1, 2017



The Graduate History Association (GHA) of the University at Buffalo announces the 26th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference. This conference aims to enable graduate students and scholars from across North America to share current research with fellow students and faculty members from a variety of fields, including History, Political Science, Anthropology, Classics, English, Comparative Literature, American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Transnational Studies, Geography, Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Religious Studies and Urban Studies.

We seek original papers that explore the currents of contemporary scholarship and analyze a wide range of historical topics, time periods, and geographic locations. Similarly, we encourage proposals that draw from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to enrich our conference’s exchange of ideas. This year, we are especially seeking research that addresses the theme of “Changing Urban Landscapes.” Broadly interpreted, this theme seeks to bring historical perspective to issues related but not limited to: urban migration, transportation, architecture, economic development and policy, immigrant and refugee populations, gentrification, public health, race, urban/rural dynamics, and the environment. We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with the University at Buffalo Department of History Speakers’ Committee, our 2017 Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Mauricio Tenorio, the Samuel N. Harper Professor of History at the University of Chicago as well as Profesor Asociado at the Centro de Investigación y Docenia Económicas in Mexico City. Dr. Tenorio earned his PhD in History from Stanford University, and his most recent publication is Latin America: The Allure and Power of an Idea.



Please send your proposal, consisting of a 250-word abstract (including main argument and methodology), curriculum vitae, school (or other) affiliation, and contact information to

The deadline for paper proposals is Monday, December 19, 2016.

Accepted proposals will be notified by e-mail in early January.