The Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) sponsors an annual academic student conference that is held in every Spring semester.
Although the specific themes vary from year to year, the general focus of the conference is always on Atlantic History. DOHGSA’s conference draws graduate students from universities across the country and hosts a prominent historian as the keynote speaker. The conference offers graduate students a professional environment to present completed and ongoing research, a supportive atmosphere in which they gain constructive feedback from professors, and a networking opportunity for participants and attendees.
The conference developed as an academic event for scholars and students of History but has gravitated toward becoming an interdisciplinary convention in recent years. DOHGSA’s goal is not only to stimulate intellectual exchange between the Department of History and experts in other departments at Florida International University but also to foster communication and collaboration with researchers at other institutions.
THEMES OF PREVIOUS CONFERENCES
2012 “Recent Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Atlantic World”
2011 “Tradewinds: The Many Revolutions in the Atlantic World”
2010 “Perspectives on Atlantic Civilizations”