For graduate students interested in transnational approaches and based in the Midwest, here is a recent call for papers for a graduate student conference at Central Michigan University. This is a great opportunity to present one’s work early on during graduate education.
The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference will host “Crossing Borders, Challenging Boundaries, ” at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, March 31-April 1, 2017. 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 prizes for the best papers in several categories.
To apply, please send an abstract of 250-350 words and a short curriculum vita as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. As the organizers note, “preference will be given to papers and panels received during the early submission period which ends December 19, 2016. The final deadline for abstract submission is February 8, 2017.”