Texas A&M History Conference

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This conference is an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their research in front of their peers and experts from a variety of historical fields. The History Graduate Student Organization of Texas A&M University is pleased to announce Dr. Jacqueline Whitt – U.S. Army War College as the keynote speaker and Dr. Andrew Torget – University of North Texas as the Digital History speaker.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Challenge of Change.” The central focus for this conference is to create a scholarly discussion on the historical or historiographical change, or lack thereof, in their respective fields, and talk about the challenges and responses that resulted from such shifts. The conference organizers encourage submissions from a wide variety of fields and academic disciplines to have an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment in which to have fruitful discussion. They are accepting paper proposals regarding any geographical region and featuring research on any historical period or topic.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in presenting are asked to submit a 250 word (maximum) abstract and curriculum vitae by Tuesday, December 10, 2019. If you are a graduate student and are interested in participating in a “lightning talk,” a short, 5-minute research presentation on either War & Society or Borderlands fields, please include in your abstract your interest in giving a “lightning talk.” Notification of acceptance will occur by Friday, December 20, 2019 and accepted applicants will have until Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to submit completed papers (not to exceed ten pages). All submissions and correspondence should be submitted to

A panel of judges will select Ph.D., M.A., and undergraduate papers based on merit to receive awards and travel grants in recognition of excellence.


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