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History Graduate Student Association

2017 History Graduate Student Associaton Conference

March 17th & 18th, 2017

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Graduate History Conference is an opportunity for graduate student scholars to present original research and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in their respective fields.

The keynote speaker is Walter Johnson, Winthrop Professor of History, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. His books, Soul by Soul: Inside the Antebellum Slave Market and River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom are winners of multiple prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner and Avery O. Craven Prizes from the Organization of American Historians, the Francis B. Simkins Award from the Southern Historical Association, the SHEAR Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the John Hope Franklin Prize from the American Studies Association.

The conference will also feature presentations from graduate students from across the United States and abroad, covering numerous fields and approaches of historical scholarship, and a wide variety of chronological and geographical boundaries.

Keynote Invitation

 

2016 Conference Program--2017 Conference Program Will be Announced January 2017

 

Call for Papers.


Registration Information:

For a copy of the conference registration form, click Here.

Registration Fees (Before March 1, 2017):

  • Presenters: $25
  • Attendees: $0
  • Graduate Student Meal Fee (multiple meals): $15

    Please send your completed registration form and payment to:

    • Jennifer Popowycz, HGSA Treasurer
    • Louisiana State University
    • Department of History
    • 224 Himes Hall
    • Baton Rouge, LA 70803

    Please pay via check or money order, and make checks payable to History Graduate Student Association at LSU.

     

     

    Accommodations:

     

    Staybridge Suites Baton Rouge

    • 4001 Nicholson Dr.
    • Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    • (225) 456-5430
    • Online Room Reservations
    • Single/Double - $132/night, check for group rates
    • Free parking, pool, and free full breakfast

     

    The Radisson Hotel - Baton Rouge

    • 2445 S. Acadian Thruway
    • Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    • (225) 236-4000
    • Three miles from campus
    • Online Room Reservations
    • Single/Double - $139.99/night, check for group rates
    • Free parking, pool, and free continental breakfast

     

    Courtyard Marriott - Baton Rouge Acadian Centre

    • 2421 S. Acadian Thruway
    • Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    • (225) 924-6400
    • Three miles from campus
    • Online Room Reservations
    • Single/Double - $123.00/night, check for group rates
    • Free parking, pool, and fitness center

     

    Hotels must be booked by February 2017 to get the conference rate.


    Past Conference Programs

    2016 Conference Program, keynote delivered by Dr. John D'Emilio, Professor Emeritus of Women's and Gender Studies and History, University of Illinois, Chicago.

    2015 Conference Program, keynote delivered by Dr. Yanna Yannakakis, Professor of History, Emory University.

    2014 Conference Program, keynote delivered by Dr. Edward L. Ayers, President and Professor of History, Richmond University.

    2013 Conference Program, keynote delivered by Dr. Harry Watson, Atlanta Alumni Distinguished Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    2012 Conference Program, keynote delivered by Dr. David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University.

    2011 Conference Program, keynote delivered by Dr. Thomas Segrue, David Boies Professor of History and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.

    2010 Conference Program, keynote delivered by Dr. Peter Lake, Distinguished Professor of History, Vanderbilt University.

     


     

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224 Himes Hall/ 237D Himes Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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