CFP: 25th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference


Shifting Identities: Past, Present, and Future

The 25th Anniversary Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference
University at Buffalo,
the State University of New York

Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, 2016
Buffalo, NY

The Graduate History Association (GHA) of the State University of New York at Buffalo would like to place a call for papers for the 25th Anniversary of the Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference. This international conference is designed to enable graduate students from the United States, Canada, and elsewhere to share current research with fellow students and faculty members in a number of fields, including History, American Studies, Women’s Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Transnational Studies, Native American Studies, Religious Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Disability Studies, Romance and Germanic Languages, Classics, Global Gender Studies, and African Studies.

The GHA is pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jonathan S. Dewald. Dr. Dewald is a distinguished professor at the University at Buffalo. He received his bachelors degree from Swarthmore and his masters and doctoral degrees from Berkeley. Dr. Dewald has published extensively in the field of French studies, addressing questions of identity, the nobility, and culture. His most recent monograph, Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France, the Rohan Family, 1550-1715, was released earlier in 2015.

We seek original research paper submissions from a wide range of topics, time periods, and approaches that question notions of identity, including but not limited to sex, gender, transnationalism, and multiculturalism. We also highly encourage submissions of original research which do not necessarily correspond to the theme of the conference, but which open various, interdisciplinary fields up to broader historiographical conversations. Aside from offering graduate students an opportunity to get substantive feedback on their individual projects in a collegial setting, the 25nd Annual Milton Plesur Conference hopes to allow attendees to engage in meaningful conversations about the study of the human condition.

Please send your proposal, including a 250 word abstract (with title), curriculum vitae or academic biography, and contact information to the UB Graduate History Association at The deadline for paper proposals is Friday, December 11, 2015. Acceptance letters will be issued on a rolling basis.