Call for Proposals and Creative Work: CLAIMING SPACE – 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Call for Proposals and Creative Work: CLAIMING SPACE – 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Keynote by Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University

The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) will host their 12th annual Graduate Student Symposium on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. The symposium’s goal is to provide a supportive setting for graduate students to present and receive feedback on current work related to environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history. Work on all geographic locations, time periods, from all disciplines, and in a variety of forms and modes is welcome. Although we encourage presentations to be along the theme of “Claiming Space,” this title should be interpreted as broadly and loosely as you desire.

CHE faculty and graduate students will introduce panels and moderate conversations afterward. Because of this emphasis on feedback, we encourage presentations on current, ongoing work, rather than on finished projects. Each presentation should be 18-20 minutes, and a copy or description of the presentation must be submitted to the CHE symposium planning committee by February 2nd, two weeks prior to the symposium date.

Presentations may approach environmental and cultural change from diverse perspectives and methodologies: scientific, historical, theoretical, artistic. Graduate students are warmly invited to submit single-paper proposals, a round-table discussion panel of 3 or 4 on a related topic, poster proposals, or creative works. Proposals are encouraged to be multi-modal and to deviate from standard academic presentation styles. Please organize the panel members together before submitting a joint proposal.

For individual presentations, please submit a 250-word proposal and brief biographical sketch. For a joint panel, please submit a brief overview of the panel, 250-word proposals for each paper, and a brief biography of each presenter. For a poster, please submit a 250-word description of the project and the images you might use.

For all proposals, please indicate whether presenting at the symposium will help fulfill the requirements of the CHE Certificate. If you are interested in serving as a commentator/discussant this year, please let the CHE symposium planning committee know. For all submissions or to serve as a commentator, please email by Friday, December 22, 2019.

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