Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

History Graduate Student Association Conference


For 18 years, Loyola's History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) 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.


Loyola University Chicago's History Graduate Student Association is thrilled to announce our 2024 conference, Reframed: Evolving Perspectives on the Past. This conference will take place March 16th and 17th, 2024 at Loyola University Chicago's Lakeshore Campus. The conference will include project presentations, a variety of panels, and a session by our keynote speaker.


Our understanding of history is constantly changing and we must reframe our evolving perspectives to better understand the past. These new perspectives allow researchers of all backgrounds to pioneer new ideas, forums, and opportunities for future generations of historians to pursue. For the 2024 HGSA Conference at Loyola University Chicago, we are thrilled to invite scholars, researchers, and students of any affiliation to share evolving perspectives on the past on March 16th and 17th. The 2024 Conference will be held on Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore Campus. 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. 


will be used to register for the conference and to submit proposals. If you would like to only register to attend the conference, you will use that same link.

If you have any questions comments or concerns please contact loyolahistoryconference@gmail.com or Conference Co-Chairs, Haley Carlton (hcarlton@luc.edu) and Yujay Masah (ymasah@luc.edu)


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 HGSA Conference "From Local to Global: History at Every Scale" and to everyone who helped make it a success! You can read more about the 2023 conference here.

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