UMass Amherst Graduate History Association 17th Annual Conference (proposals due January 29)

The Graduate History Association of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites proposals for its 17th annual interdisciplinary conference. This year’s conference is entitled “Stories of (In)Equality: Justice and Power Across Space and Time” and will take place virtually over Zoom from April 9-10, 2021.


Amidst a global pandemic and health crisis, anti-Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous racism and violence, police brutality, and social uprisings, this conference seeks to bring graduate students together to consider the multifaceted forces that shape struggles over justice and power. Our invocation to consider these developments across both “space and time” invites conference participants to think expansively about the spaces, actors, and narrative threads that constitute these “stories of (in)equality” and their implications for our contemporary contests over justice and power.


We welcome proposals in a variety of historical fields and disciplines in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, such as African American studies, Black studies, Asian American studies, Chicanx studies, and Indigenous studies. Additionally, we welcome a broad array of subject matter, including labor and working-class history, urban history, anti-Blackness studies, carceral studies, social history, transnational history, women and gender history, history of sex and sexuality, and public history. Graduate students from a variety of fields at any point in their careers are welcome to apply.

Proposals will be accepted until January 29, 2021 and accepted applicants will be notified February 19, 2021. Submit proposals here:

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