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History GSA ~ Milton Plesur Conference
March 8 - March 9
This year will be the 28th year that the Graduate History Association (GHA) has held the annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference as an opportunity for M.A. and Ph.D. students from across the United States and around the world to present original research from a variety of fields. This year’s conference is entitled “(Im)Material Culture: Identity and Agency in Commonplace Objects” and continues our department’s work towards re-orienting the historical gaze away from traditional (masculine, political) histories toward a more inclusive and diverse social narrative. The goal of this year’s conference was to gather interdisciplinary work that transcends geographic and temporal boundaries, but that fits within our theme of the study of material culture. Our Call for Papers was sent to over 80 colleges and universities in the United States and was posted on H-Net for reference by graduate level historians around the world. We have received submissions from five U.S. states, Canada, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and South Korea, as well as from University at Buffalo students in the History, Transnational Studies, and Architecture departments. This year we are pleased to welcome Dr. Katherine Ott, Curator of the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History to open the conference with a keynote address on Friday. Following the address, participants are invited to dinner. Saturday will begin with a continental breakfast followed by two panels in the morning, a break for lunch, four panels in the afternoon, followed by a closing reception.