CFP for Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle (University of Alabama)

CFP: University of Alabama's Seventh Annual Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle (June 2015)

The Department of History at the University of Alabama is pleased to announce its seventh annual Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle, to be held at the UA campus on October 16-17, 2015. The conference will feature a keynote banquet by Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University.  Dr. Zimmerman has published widely on Germany, Africa, and the United States, including Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany, as well as his newest book, Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South. Professor Zimmerman has been awarded the Robert W. Kenny Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the Bender Teaching Award, and the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize, along with numerous grants and fellowships.
The Conference encourages graduate students to submit proposals that engage the conference theme by examining power relations in all historical fields and time periods. The theme addresses new approaches of historical analysis that focus on the relationship between struggle and power, especially people who struggled to break, transform, or reclaim the boundaries constructed by those in power. The Conference seeks proposals employing innovative approaches and interdisciplinary research. Particular attention will be given to papers developing comparative perspectives and utilizing multi-archival research bases.
The Graduate History Association (GHA) Conference seeks submissions concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:
•    Power in institutions, society, and religion
•    Struggle in cultural expression, social relationships, and belief systems
•    Power in discourse on gender, race, and class
•    Struggle against labels in nationalism, ethnicity, sub-culture, or sexual identity
•    Power in traditional structures such as politics, diplomacy, imperialism, and war
•    Struggle in resistance such as crime, protest, liberation, and revolution
Single papers should include a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV of the presenter. Full-panel proposals will not be accepted.  All submissions should be sent in Word format via email to the committee using ghaconference(at)
The deadline for proposal submission is June 26, 2015. Final papers should be submitted to commentators by September 30, 2015.  For more information please email the committee at ghaconference(at)