A big thanks to all who attended, helped out, and participated at Loyola University Chicago’s 10th Annual History Graduate Student Conference this year! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves, learned a lot, received useful feedback on papers, and met some great people. We went ahead and created a Storify of some of the tweets generated at the conference. Check it out!
Check it out! The finalized version of Saturday’s conference program is now available. Give it a look, and we’ll see you in two days!
21st Century Challenges Facing the History Profession: Digital History Edition
Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Kasbeer Hall
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:45-2:30pm
Happy Monday to all! We are now less than a week away from the 10th Annual LUC History Graduate Student Conference. As you can tell from our recently uploaded program, we are primed to have another great conference this year. In addition to the really fantastic panels, our public history roundtable, and, of course, all the brilliant participants coming from near and far, we’d like to introduce the digital history lunch panel!
Instead of listening to a keynote address, we want to have a conversation about the opportunities and challenges confronting the history profession brought about by the “digital turn.” Our panelists will provide their thoughts on any number of topics concerning digital history and its many applications, both inside and outside the classroom. The format of this session will be Q & A, and so all in attendance are encouraged to participate. You can raise your hand the old-fashioned way, or you can embrace the digital power of Twitter and live tweet your questions and reactions by using #HGSA2013.
Our wonderful cast of panelists include:
- Dr. Meghan Dougherty, Assistant Professor of Digital Communication, Loyola University Chicago
- Dr. Anne Flannery, ACLS Public Fellow, Assistant Director of Digital Initiatives and Services, Newberry Library
- Dr. Christopher Manning, Associate Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago
- Dr. Kyle Roberts, Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, Loyola University Chicago
Some potential topics of discussion might include:
- Dissertation embargoing
- Online teaching and MOOCs (massive online open classes)
- Digitization of archival material and digital research
- Open source software sharing and freeware
- Copyright issues in a digital age
- The effects of digitization on the publishing landscape
- Academic blogging
These are just suggestions, but the direction of the conversation is up to you. So get excited to explore the brave new world of digital history, and we look forward to your questions and insights!
We’ve made some changes to our program, so be sure to consult this PDF as it is the most recently updated schedule of events for the conference.
A draft of the official program is finally available! If you have questions, concerns, or edits, please contact the Conference Committee at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, November 9th!
We are a little less than three weeks out from the start of our 10th annual conference. And in anticipation of what’s to come, we are going to be previewing some of the upcoming panels. The first one on the docket is “Civil Rights and Space in Postwar U.S. Cities.”
“Space” can be a somewhat nebulous term, but its multitude of meanings can also help us see underlying similarities, especially when it comes to issues of access and power in postwar urban environments. For the purposes of this panel, space can refer to neighborhood housing/housing discrimination (Anderson-Rath), hospitals (Arenberg), and school districts (Horn).
Jessica Anderson-Rath’s paper “The Tenant Rights and Open Housing Movement of Albany, N.Y.” looks at the long tradition of de facto housing discrimination against African American residents of Albany in the 1960s and how two female-led organizations worked to address neighborhood housing conditions. Jessica is a doctoral candidate in American history from the State University of New York at Albany.
Marc Arenberg’s paper “‘Disease Knows No Color Line’: The Civil Rights Movement and the Building of Community Hospital in Evanston, Illinois” examines the impact the Brown v. Board of Education decision had on hospital integration, instead of the usual focus on school integration. Marc is in his final year of the Masters program in history at Northeastern Illinois University, and he hopes to continue his studies next year in a PhD program.
Lastly, Ariana Horn’s paper “The High Price of Intergroup Education: Teaching Goodwill, Resisting Legislated Integration” probes school segregation in 1960s Milwaukee and argues Milwaukee school districts remain one of the most segregated in the nation largely due to the success of intergroup education’s insistence that religious and racial integration would occur naturally after goodwill was achieved through patient, non-confrontational “voluntary cooperation of civic groups, employers, churches, labor unions” and schools. Ariana is a doctoral candidate in American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Public History Roundtable: Social Justice, Sustainability, and Activism
Saturday, November 9, 2013
2:45pm – 4:30pm
In Conjunction with the 10th Annual Loyola University Chicago
History Graduate Student Conference
LUC Water Tower Campus
You are invited to participate in a roundtable designed to foster discussion about the active roles of historians in promoting social justice as well as social and ecological sustainability. The roundtable features Dr. Paul Schadewald of Macalester College, graduate student conference participants, and public history professionals from the Chicago area.
Mundelein College Civil Rights Students Mobilization, April 1968
Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago
How to participate:
Attend the roundtable prepared to discuss your experiences with social justice and sustainability in public history as a patron, staff, or stakeholder in an institution that engages the public over historical topics
Attend the roundtable, and be willing to informally engage participants and fellow audience members about the topic.
Simply attend the roundtable and listen.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the conference Twitter hashtag #hgsa2013