2016 Graduate Student History Conference

Graduate students from across the United States joined NC State University to present research at the 112th Annual Graduate Student History Conference on April 2, 2016.

Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association and the History Department at NC State, this year’s conference featured ten panels on diverse fields in history, such as Native American Diplomacy, the Antebellum and Civil War South, Poverty and Progress in American Cities, Cross-Cultural Exchange in Modern Asia, Religion and Artistic Expression in Early Modern Europe, Public Memory, and more. Graduate Students from as far away as California joined five of our own. The conference also hosted a special undergraduate panel, featuring talks by NC State students Tyler Ellis and Tori Williams. Notable faculty from NC State and the Triangle area provided comments for the panelists. See the entire 2016 Conference Program.

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Professor Anthony Kaye gives the Keynote Address at the 2016 Graduate Student History Conference

Dr. Anthony Kaye, Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University and 2015-2016 Fellow at the National Humanities Center, gave the Keynote Address. His talk centered on Nat Turner’s prophetic visions leading up to his 1831 slave uprising. 

Notable papers given at the conference will be published in the NC State Graduate Journal of History, now in its fourth year.

 

HGSA co-presidents Andrew Benton and Sarah Soleim welcome conference guests
HGSA co-presidents Andrew Benton and Sarah Soleim welcome conference guests
Conference guest gather for opening remarks
Conference guest gather for opening remarks
left to right: Dr. Judy Kertesz with graduate students Robert York, Claire Kempa, and Jordan Karlis
left to right: Dr. Judy Kertesz with graduate students Robert York, Claire Kempa, and Jordan Karlis
NC State graduate students and Dr. Alicia McGill, pictured far right
NC State graduate students and Dr. Alicia McGill, pictured far right
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NC State graduate students visit with prospective students during lunch
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Conference guests and panelists socialize and network during conference lunch
Graduate Programs Director Susanna Lee welcomes prospective students at the prospective student panel
Graduate Programs Director Susanna Lee welcomes prospective students at the prospective student panel

Special Thanks

The History Graduate Student Association thanks the following scholars for offering comments at this year’s conference:

Dr. Damon Akins
Dr. David Zonderman
Dr. Matthew Hulbert
Dr. Keith Luria
Dr. Tammy Gordon
Dr. Blair Kelley
Dr. Kyle Mays
Dr. Angela Marritt
Dr. Yaqin Li
Dr. Julie Mell

HGSA would also like to thank the keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Kaye.

Additionally, HGSA would also like to thank this year’s presenters for sharing their creative research and enthusiasm for history will us all.

Finally, a special thanks goes to the conference volunteers and the staff of the NC State History Department. 

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