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10th Annual History Graduate Student Conference

HGSA Conference

The 10th Annual History Graduate Student Conference is this Saturday, November 9!

To celebrate our tenth anniversary, we are turning toward the future with our lunch panel, “21st Century Challenges Facing the History Profession: Digital History Edition.”  This panel will feature historians engaged in digital history who will discuss how the growth of digital tools and resources is changing the profession and helping historians to better engage with the public.  In addition, one of the conference panels, Digital History Projects, enables students who have completed original research toward a non-traditional end-product, such as an online exhibit or video, to discuss their work.

During the afternoon session of the conference, the History Graduate Student Association, in partnership with the Public History Committee, will sponsor a roundtable entitled “Social Justice, Activism, and Sustainability.”  This roundtable will offer interested conference participants, Loyola history graduate students, and members of Chicago’s public history community an opportunity to discuss ways that historians play active roles in promoting social justice and sustainability (in both an ecological and social context).  We invite participants to come with examples from their academic or professional experiences.  We hope this discussion will be beneficial for all involved and will help to broaden how we think about the relationships between historians and their communities.  All conference participants are welcome!

In addition to these exciting events, the conference includes a variety of traditional panels on a wide range of topics.  Visit the conference blog and check out the full conference program to learn more about the papers that will be presented.  The conference begins at 9:00 a.m. at Corboy Law Center at the Water Tower Campus.  Hope to see you there!