Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

HGSA Conference

Persevering Through Time: Little Known Histories and Untold Stories

Loyola's History Graduate Student Association has hosted an annual conference for history graduate students to share their work, receive valuable feedback, and collaborate on future research. The conference attracts graduate students from across the country who come together to present on a wide variety of topics.

The course of human history is filled with instances of perseverance. Steady persistence of action and purpose, despite obstacles, difficulties, and discouragement, make for some of the most interesting and inspiring stories. For the 2022 HGSA Conference at Loyola University Chicago, we are thrilled to invite scholars, researchers, and students of any affiliation to share historical stories of perseverance on February 19th and 20th. The 2022 Conference will be hybrid (see details below). We are excited to consider submissions of Digital Humanities projects, research papers, Public History projects, museum exhibits, documentaries, as well as other formats. If we’ve learned anything from the trailblazers and underdogs of history, it is to push the limits and be creative.

You can find the finalized conference program here: 2022 Conference Program

Registration link: https://forms.gle/RvByhWtMHKQt9qg3A


Who: You! Humanities Graduate Students! Independent Scholars!

What: A supportive environment for emerging scholars of history and related fields to share their research.

Where: Online Saturday, February 19th for virtual presentations and panels; Sunday, February 20th will include some in-person events for Loyola affiliated people.

When: February 19th and 20th, 2022

**** To submit your research, click here ****


Public Historian Page Harrington will be this year’s keynote speaker, sharing her insights on Saturday, February 19th. Harrington recently published Interpreting the Legacy of Women’s Suffrage at Museums and Historic Sites, and her speech will include a discussion on this as well as a Q & A after.


If you have any questions please reach out to Madeleine Lawler or Karis Blaker at hgsa@luc.edu.

Please be patient with us, things are likely to change.


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