Annual Graduate History Conference (March 2014)

16th Annual "History Across the Disciplines" Conference

Barriers and Bridges: Movement in the Atlantic World


The Dalhousie Graduate History Society invites faculty and graduate students from all disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences to submit papers for Dalhousie University’s 16th annual “History Across the Disciplines” conference to be held March 21-23, 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


The conference is intended to embrace all scholarship that explores the dynamics of interaction between and within Atlantic communities. Of particular relevance to this theme are discussions of demographic, cultural, economic, religious, linguistic, legal, material and gendered change in a variety of historical contexts.


The geography and chronology of the Atlantic World are defined broadly and open to debate. As such, all proposals will be given due consideration. Applicants should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a one page CV to the conference committee no later than Friday January 10, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified within three weeks and must provide the conference committee with a final paper no later than Friday February 28, 2014 in order to be considered for the John Flint Prize ($250 honourarium). The committee recommends final papers be 20-30 pages in length, though no strict limitation will be imposed.


The conference opens on the evening of Friday, March 21 with a reception and keynote address by Dr. Daniel Vickers, Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. Following panel discussions on Saturday, presenters are invited to experience local Halifax culture with us in an informal setting, details to follow.


Kindly direct any comments, queries, and applications to the conference committee at dalconference2014@gmail.com.