The Power and Struggle Conference encourages graduate students to submit proposals that engage the conference theme by examining power relations in all historical fields and time periods. The theme addresses new approaches of historical analysis that focus on the relationship between struggle and power, especially people who struggled to break, transform, or reclaim the boundaries constructed by those in power. The Conference seeks proposals employing innovative approaches, interdisciplinary methods, comparative perspectives, and multi-archival research bases.
2017 Conference on Power and Struggle
The Department of History at The University of Alabama is pleased to announce its ninth annual Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle, to be held at the UA campus on September 22 – 23, 2017. The conference will feature a keynote banquet by Professor Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Professor Brown has published widely on the subjects of environmental history and European and American history. She is the author of several acclaimed books, including A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (2004) and Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (2013). Her latest book is Dispatches from Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten (2015).