The Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) hosted its fourteenth annual conference on April 4, 2014. The workshop conference was titled “Conversations in History: Currents in the Atlantic World.”


06 April 2014

Thank You

DOHGSA would like to thank all presenters, commentators, volunteers, and guests for making this year’s workshop conference a success. Thank you for your time and energy. We hope to see you at next year’s event.



11 March 2014

Conference Papers and Schedule

Dear participants and visitors,

This year’s conference has the format of a workshop. In order to facilitate lively discussion, we encourage all attendees to take a look at the papers in advance. You may access them at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2b3fjk84mvz7df8/pSS8JQODDl.

In order to gain access please request  the password by emailing a request to dohgsaconference2014@gmail.com.

This is the official conference schedule:
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08 November 2013

Call for Papers

This year’s conference, titled “Conversations in History: Currents in the Atlantic World” will feature a workshop format. Papers will be circulated three weeks prior to the conference. We seek papers that highlight the exchange of ideas, people and commodities between the Old and New World. Papers focusing on other topics may be considered on their merits. Our goal is to encourage a deep and fruitful conversation about each contribution. We encourage a diverse group of participants and we are especially interested in papers which employ a variety of disciplinary or methodological approaches to Atlantic history.

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, will provide the keynote. His research interests include Atlantic and intellectual history as well as the history of science in the early modern Spanish empire. He has authored several books, including How to Write the History of the New World (2001), which has received numerous awards and distinctions.

Travel Grants As part of an ongoing effort to spread the word about our unique graduate program, and particularly our PhD Program in Atlantic History, we will be offering two travel grants to outstanding participants from MA programs beyond FIU. (Only Master’s level students will be considered.) Travel grants cover airfare to Miami for the conference, and local accommodations will be provided.  Please indicate in a separate letter if you would like to be considered for a Conference Travel Grant.

All paper and panel proposals must be submitted no later than January 15, 2014.

Paper Proposals

Please limit your proposal to a 300 word abstract. This proposal should include a working title and a brief description of the topic including clear thesis statement. Each application should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae.

Panel Proposals

Each submission must include a panel title, a list of proposed panelists with their contact information, a brief description of the purpose and theme of the panel, a one-paragraph abstract of each of the papers, a one-page curriculum vitae for each panelist, commentator and chair.

Everyone selected for participation in the conference must submit a final paper by February 28, 2014.

Submit proposals and email questions to: dohgsaconference2014@gmail.com