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A Call for Conference Papers: History Students Association SF State University, San Francisco, 13 April 2019

Minorities and the Other: Existence and Resistance from Antiquity to Modernity


            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 April 13, 2019.

The theme for the 2019 Conference will be “Minorities and the Other: Existence and Resistance from Antiquity to Modernity.” How have politically, socially, and/or economically marginalized communities resisted oppression in its many forms? How do marginalized communities retain their personal identities in the midst of social alienation? What historical patterns of “othering” can we observe as historians, humans, and social scientists? How has race been constructed historically, and for what purpose?  How has race/ ethnicity played a role in the social, political, and economic marginalization of groups of people? How have social, economic and political institutions operated to concentrate power into the hands of a single ethnic or racial group? What historical framework can we use to further our understanding of the contemporary resurgence of ethnic nationalism? What factors have historically contributed to tensions between different ethnic or racial groups? How has racism, ableism, classism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and other prejudices contributed to the marginalization of certain communities?

            The History Students Association (HSA) will begin accepting Abstracts and Proposal submissions from now until 15 March 2019. 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) are well written and presented. This will be an interdisciplinary conference (humanities and social sciences) and thus all majors are encouraged to submit paper proposals. Additionally, we are happy to accept submissions from both undergraduate and graduate students.

            Submission Requirements: Individual submissions must include a 1-2 page Abstract and a 1-2 page long 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. Abstracts/Proposals should be submitted electronically to hsa.conf@gmail.com, no later than 11:59pm on March 15, 2019.

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