The Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) is hosting its thirteenth annual conference on 29 March. It is titled “Among Four Shores: Change and Exchange in the Atlantic World.”


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Throughout the day, graduate students will present their original research in Graham Center (GC) 150. The group of panelists includes graduate students from the Department of History as well as aspiring researchers from outside FIU. The panels cover a broad range of research within the versatile field of Atlantic History such as colonialism, conflict and ideology.

DOHGSA is proud to present Dr. Andrew Isenberg, who teaches environmental history and the American West at Temple University, as this year’s keynote speaker. In his address, he will discuss his current work on Wyatt Earp, a seminal figure of the American West in the nation’s collective imagination. Dr. Isenberg will also participate in a roundtable discussion with faculty members from FIU and other institutions. The group of scholars will debate what the study of individuals can tell researchers in History and adjacent academic fields about larger trends and transformations in the past.

The conference will conclude with a reception in the Department of History.

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Call for Papers

The 13th Annual Meeting of the Department of History Graduate Student Association

The Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) is pleased to announce our 13th annual graduate student conference.

The conference theme is “Among Four Shores: Change and Exchange in the Atlantic World,” highlighting the interplay and exchange of ideas, people and commodities between the Atlantic continents. Papers focusing on other topics may be considered on their merits.

The keynote speaker for this conference will be Professor of History Andrew C. Isenburg from Temple University. His research focuses on environmental history, the history of the American West, and the history of encounters between settlers and natives in North America. His current biographical work, Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life, is due to be released in the summer of 2013.

We encourage a diverse group of participants to present their work and we are interested in papers which employ a variety of disciplinary or methodological approaches to Atlantic history. For this year in particular, we are especially interested in papers from an environmental history perspective. We are also seeking graduate students willing to serve on discussion panels.

All paper and panel proposals must be submitted no later than February 23rd, 2013.

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 to be discussed, including a clear statement as to the central thesis of the paper. Each application should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae.

Panel Proposals

Please include a single page description of the envisioned panel topic. 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 March 15, 2013.

Send proposals and questions to dohgsaconference@gmail.com.

The conference will be held at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus located in Miami, Florida. Department phone number: (305) 348-2328.


Department of History

Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

DM 397

Miami, FL 33199