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Fourteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History


Keynote Speaker: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, University of Texas at Austin


Date of Conference: Friday-Saturday, October 25-26, 2013

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: June 1, 2013


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The Transatlantic History Student Organization in collaboration with Phi Alpha Theta, the Barksdale Lecture Series, the History Department, and the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Texas at Arlington are sponsoring the Fourteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History.


Transatlantic history examines the circulation and interaction of people, goods, and ideas between and within any of the four continents surrounding the Atlantic basin between the time of the first Atlantic contacts in the 1400s and the present day. Situated primarily in the fields of both social and cultural history, its approaches are problem-oriented in scope, and highlighted by comparative and transnational frameworks.


This conference seeks to explore and further establish shared terminology, methodologies, and defining parameters as they pertain to the field of transatlantic history. It also seeks to serve as an interdisciplinary and intercontinental meeting place where such ideas can converge into a common conversation.


We invite paper and panel submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature that fall within the scope of transatlantic studies from both graduate students and young scholars. We will accept submissions for papers written in English, French, Spanish, and German.


Selected participants’ papers will be considered for publication in Traversea, the peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal in transatlantic history operated by doctoral students as a joint project between THSO and the doctoral program in transatlantic history at the University of Texas at Arlington.


Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

• New World encounters

• Atlantic empires

• Transatlantic networks

• Making of nation-states

• Transnational spaces

• Transatlantic migration

• Diaspora studies

• Collective memory

• Identity construction

• Transatlantic cuisine and consumption

• Intercultural transfer and transfer studies

• Transnational families

• Teaching transnational history


Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately three-hundred words in length and should be accompanied by an abbreviated, maximum one-page, curriculum vita. Panel proposals (3-4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panel as a whole as well as each individual paper. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2013.  We will notify authors of accepted papers by July 1, 2013.


Financial assistance may be available to eligible international presenters.  The Conference Organizing Committee is composed of Nicole Léopoldie, Bryan Garrett and Isabelle Rispler.  Please direct submissions and questions to Nicole Léopoldie at nicole.leopoldie@mavs.uta.edu.



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