Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Friday Night Social

On the evening of Friday 5 March 2010, the GMSA and HCGSA will be co-hosting "This is Not a Conference" at Dewey's on UofA campus. Starting at 8:00, the event will include two presentations as well as two musical performances:

Michael MacDonald: Quartet 2: A filmic analysis of Dan Brophy’s Quartet 2

Rylan Kafara: Punk and Protest: Direct Action and the Role of Music in the Counterculture of the 1980s

Musical performance by MUGBAIT

Musical performance by Wool on Wolves

The event begins at 8:00, $5 at the door. Tell your friends. All proceeds go towards supporting local music.

Presented by the Graduate Music Student Association and History and Classics Graduate Student Association as a co-panel for their respective conferences:

"Ncounters: Ideas and Music"

"The Past is Not Yet Written: Innovative Approaches and New Ideas in Historical Research"

Update: New Distinguished Speaker Added

Hi conference attendees, we are pleased to announce that a new Distinguished Speaker has been added to the docket for Saturday's proceedings. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Michael L. Barton, Professor of American Studies and Social Science at Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg. Looks to be an exciting conference shaping up, stay tuned for more details concerning the program as they become available.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Updated Call For Papers

Please read: Updated Call For Papers

History and Classics Graduate Student Association
Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta
Call for Papers
5-6 March 2010

"The Past is Not Yet Written: Innovative Approaches and New Ideas in Historical Research"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Franco De Angelis, University of British Columbia

Abstracts for papers on innovative approaches and new ideas in historical research are sought for the History and Classics Graduate Student Association’s conference at the University of Alberta on Friday, 5 March to Saturday, 6 March 2010. This theme is widened from the original conference focus on the application of quantitative methods. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, to be submitted to the address below. As we are a multidisciplinary department, we are seeking papers from a broad spectrum addressing different approaches to historical research from all time periods and geographical regions. Papers may address any subject matter as it is the method of approach that is of importance, not the specific subject matter.

Papers accepted for presentation should be approximately 15 minutes in length.
Please submit abstracts electronically to conference.hcgsa@gmail.com.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2010.
Announcement of accepted abstracts: 15 February 2010.

In addition to the highly anticipated academic proceedings, there will also be organized social events on both the Friday and Saturday nights, as well as an Archaeological Institute of America talk on the Thursday before the conference. If any further information is required, please feel free to contact either Ian Thompson or Rylan Kafara at conference.hcgsa@gmail.com