HSA Call for Papers

Saturday, March 03, 2018

A Call for Conference Papers: History Students Association SF State University, San Francisco, 3 March 2018

 The History Students Association at San Francisco State University invites you to our Annual Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the SF State Campus on March 3, 2018.  We invite paper abstracts from all fields of history and related disciplines. We also invite panel submissions as well as poster sessions. Our conference last year drew presenters from all over California as well neighboring states. We view this conference as an opportunity for student researchers (graduates and undergraduates) with scholarly agendas to present and share their intellectual pursuits.


The SFSU History Students Association (HSA) will begin accepting abstracts and proposal submissions immediately.  We invite panels and papers that:  a) have conceptual and theoretical clarity b) clear disciplinary methods in textual analysis, ethnographic or archival research, and c) well written and presented. This will be an interdisciplinary conference (humanities and social sciences) and thus all majors are encouraged to submit paper proposals.


 Submission Requirements: Individual submissions must include a one-page proposal. In your proposal, please indicate your topic, significance, and research process.  Participants must indicate their status (Undergraduate, Graduate Student, Organizer, Professor, or Individual Scholar). Participants must submit a title for the presentation along with contact information. Proposals should be submitted electronically to hsa.conf@gmail.com, no later than 11:59pm on February 10, 2018.

Contact the HSA at hsa.conf@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Decolonizing Identities: Race, Gender, and Indigeneity

Each year we plan to focus on a theme to respond to intellectual and political currents in and across the humanistic studies. The theme for the 2018 Conference will be “Decolonizing Identities: Race, Gender, and Indigeneity.” How are colonial legacies shaping histories and cultures of the United States and other modern nation-states the world over? What are the limits of civic nationalism? What histories of the marginalized can we recover as historians, humanists and social scientists? How do race, gender and indigeneity inform each other to make for a more critical investigation of culture, politics, society and history? Finally, what role does class play in our understanding of race, gender, and indigeneity? The conference organizers recognize that we live in transient and turbulent intellectual times and wish to invite graduate and advanced undergraduate students to present their research projects.