Graduate history conf call for papers
Land, and People: To Possess and Dispossess
Sixth Annual Graduate Conference
Hosted by the Graduate History Society at the University of Rochester
Saturday, February 28, 2014
Call for Papers
We seek papers that
explore the ways in which power, land, and people have been possessed and
dispossessed across time and space. Our call includes all areas of historical
specialization including, but not limited to, topics in ancient history,
medieval, the Atlantic world, European, American, Latin American, women and
gender studies, religion and classical studies, African-American studies and
subaltern groups. Proposals from interdisciplinary fields are also encouraged.
We welcome papers that
address the theme from all disciplines and especially invite those that deal
with possession and dispossession in indigenous and settler-colonial relations;
slavery and freedom; economic theories and/or critiques of capitalism;
histories of religion and spiritualism; land possession and resource usage;
biography; and papers that focus on subaltern studies of inclusion and
consideration include: Is there individual autonomy within narratives of
possession and dispossession? How have human societies recovered and
reconstructed histories of possession and dispossession to suit national and
political agendas? How do responses to forms of possession and dispossession
vary across international boundaries, class lines, gender and ethnicity
differences and geographical regions?
Upstate New York offers
itself as an ideal site of inquiry for those who seek to understand what it
means to possess and dispossess. We hope to draw on our region's history as the
homeland of the Seneca, as a wellspring of movements for antislavery,
abolition, spiritualism, and woman's rights in the nineteenth century, and as a
seat of penal, environmental, and political reformulation through the twentieth
century. To this end we intend to dedicate one panel at this year's conference
to the study of New York and/or Great Lakes region.
Submissions: November 26, 2014
Submission Guidelines: Please submit a proposal abstract of no more than 250
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The Clarke also has a historical collection of of the company, not the official records of the company, about 20 cubic feet which is processed and cataloged. For more information on the collection please see the finding aid here https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clarke/ehll--leonardhistorical?byte=5003348;focusrgn=summaryinfo;subview=standard;view=reslist
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