There is one week left to submit your abstracts to present at the the 
2013 Purdue HGSA Conference. As one of the event organizers I promise a 
terrific event. It'll be held in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering 
on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, IN on Saturday, March 
30, 2013.

*Keynote Speaker*

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Kristin Hoganson, Professor of History at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is highly respected for 
her research on United States history in global and transnationals 
contexts and the cultures of U.S. imperialism. Hoganson is author of 
/Consumers’ Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity 
1865-1920/, and /Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics 
Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars./ Her address 
will be based on her current book project which examines the U.S. 
Heartland in global and imperial contexts.

*Call for Papers*

“... some confidence needs to be regained in the possibilities of 
grasping society as a whole, of theorizing its bases of cohesion and 
instability, and of analyzing its forms of motion.” -- Geoff Eley, /A 
Crooked Line/

Narratives are often portrayed as deceptively linear, which clouds the 
connections between the past and present, and the variety of paths they 
follow. Exploring the divergences and convergences of traditional 
timelines and narratives allows us to broaden our understanding of the 
past. Crooked lines appear illustrating conflicts and connections across 
temporal, spatial, and ideological divisions and provide a richer 
understanding of the human experience. The Purdue History Graduate 
Student Association welcomes papers from multiple perspectives and 
disciplines that explore the crooked lines of history.

Submissions for panels or individual papers are welcomed from graduate 
students at all levels. We welcome scholars whose work focuses on any 
region or field. Please send a 250-word abstract and short curriculum 
vitae (no more than two pages) to [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by January 7, 2013. For panel 
proposals, please send a 200-word panel abstract along with paper 
abstracts and presenters' CVs.


Andrew McGregor
Doctoral Student
Department of History
Purdue University
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