March 14, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
The second-annual Washington University in St. Louis Graduate History
Conference: The History of the Body
October 26-27, 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis
Keynote speaker: Professor Leor Halevi, Vanderbilt University
The Graduate Conference Committee of the History Department at Washington
University in St. Louis invites graduate students to submit proposals for
its second annual Graduate Conference.
We welcome interdisciplinary submissions for this broadly conceived topic,
and are excited to see in what new and creative directions participants
will take this theme. For example, the “History of the Body” might include
bodies used for political and religious expression, gender and the body,
sexualities, the body politic, the transgression of boundaries, the
movement of people, changing ideas of “good” and “bad” bodies over time,
and the idea of bodies in the formation and appropriation of personal and
impersonal spaces. Very literal uses of the “body” as well as more
representational and less-direct approaches are equally welcome.
The Graduate History Conference chooses a biennial rotating theme, allowing
for deeper examination of historical problems and questions over a period
of time. This year will be the second year to explore the “History of the
Body,” and we are eager to see how this provocative topic will develop in
the concluding installment of the conference.
Deadline for submission of proposals: June 1, 2012
Proposals for papers should be between 200-300 words. Final papers should
be approximately 20 minutes in length. Individual papers as well as
proposals for panels will be considered. We welcome new as well as
returning presenters. Please submit proposals to the conference website,
http://history.artsci.wustl.edu/GHA/Conference/Submissions. For any
questions please contact Ethan Bennett at email@example.com.