CFP: 28th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference


28th Annual

Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference

March 8-9, 2019
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Call for Papers

Keynote: Katherine Ott, National Museum of American History

The Graduate History Association (GHA) of the University at Buffalo would like to place a call for
papers for the 28th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference, to be held on March 8-9,
2019. Co-sponsored by the History Department, this conference enables graduate students
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 analyze a wide range of historical topics, time periods, and places,
drawing from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. For the 28th Annual
Plesur Conference, we are especially seeking research that addresses the theme of
“(Im)material Culture: Identity and Agency in Commonplace Objects.” Broadly interpreted, this
theme seeks to bring historical perspective to issues related to the study of material culture and
the roles objects play in history. Work that employs multi-disciplinary approaches is especially
encouraged. As such, we will be accepting papers on a wide range of themes including but not

limited to:

-Fashion and Clothing in History
-Use of Objects in Religion
-Disability Studies
-Architecture and Urban Planning
-Medicine, Science, and Technology

-Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology
-Print Culture in History
-Museum Studies
-Popular Culture and Consumerism
-Economics, Trade, and Commerce

The deadline for proposals has been extended through January 20, 2019. Please email your proposals to Accepted proposals will be notified by email in early February.

Non-UB students who have papers accepted by the program committee will be eligible to
request reimbursement for registration and some travel expenses when registering for the

Please email if you have any questions.