Deadline Extended--CFP: “Migration, Mobility, and Movements: Crossing Borders in World History” (Northeastern University)

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:00am


“Migration, Mobility, and Movements: Crossing Borders in World History”
The Graduate Students in the Department of History at Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts) invite proposals for their Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference on World History: March 16 and 17, 2013. This year’s conference title is “Migration, Mobility, and Movements: Crossing Borders in World History.”
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DONNA GABACCIA, Professor of History and Director, Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Keynote Address: “From Immigration History to Mobility Studies.”
CONFERENCE THEME: Motion is a constant feature of our world. Humans migrate from region to region or nation to nation – temporarily for short spans of time, permanently for longer spans, or just for today. Material goods, languages, culture, ideas and ideologies grow increasingly mobile. Belief systems – political, ethical, religious – foster social movements that alter lives. The world is geography in flux. We invite papers on these topics and many more.
Papers may discuss but are not limited to the following categories:
NETWORKS: transnational transmission of ideas or ideologies, commercial or technological
webs, contact between people, and more.
SOCIAL and POLITICAL MOVEMENTS: the emergence, development and spread of social
and/or political movements within and across various geographic regions.
CULTURAL MOBILITY: the patterns and networks that human societies create, the flexibility of cultures, and exchanges between different cultures.
MIGRATIONS: transnational, regional, intra and inter-continental, for purposes as diverse as there are migrations.
MAPPING MOVEMENTS: movement of ideas, commodities, technologies or people. We especially invite use of the new historical investigative methods in network analysis and the digital humanities.
We invite graduate students in degree programs in history and other cognate disciplines to present work on any of these topics and more.
In addition, we invite public history students to present their research using public history techniques such as posters, exhibition models, video, etc.
We also welcome panel proposals. If you would like to propose a panel with chair, please get in
touch separately.
Faculty are invited to volunteer as chair/commentators in their research areas.
To be considered, the following documents should be sent to the program committee at by December 15, 2012 December 30, 2012:
Individual Panelists:
-200-word abstract describing paper or work to be presented
-Brief curriculum vitae
-List of audio/visual needs, if applicable
-List of all panel members (3 per panel) with designated chairperson, if applicable
-200-word abstract that discusses the theme of the panel
-200-word abstract for each paper or work to be presented
-Brief curriculum vitae for each panelist and chairperson
-List of audio/visual needs, if applicable
Selected panelists will be notified via email by January 15, 2013. Please contact with any questions.
Registration is free, and we provide breakfast and lunch both days, free of charge. Graduate
students from afar can request housing with our graduate students. Northeastern University is
well-placed on bus and subway lines in the heart of Boston. Logan Airport is the closest airport
and is accessible by public transportation. The conference will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday,
March 16 and run through the early evening reception for our keynote speaker. We begin again
at 8:30 am on Sunday, March 17, with a tentative end time of 3:30 pm that day.

No comments