[UPDATE] "Navigating Place and Power" Graduate student conference at Duke, with keynote speaker Thomas Laqueur

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The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Laqueur, professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to explore how individuals and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.
Topics of relevance for the conference might include (though are not restricted to): human rights, legal frameworks, environments, markets, communities, identity and racial formation, citizenship, and gender and sexuality.
We would also like to specifically encourage scholars with works in progress or at an early stage in their research, including pre-dissertation graduate students, to apply.
The conference will consist of panels organized around specific questions/topics with a commenter. There will also be both lunch and Dr. Laqueur's keynote talk. Please submit an abstract of your paper including title and affiliation not to exceed 250 words by November 16, 2012, to Rochelle Rojas at rer13@duke.edu
Those selected will be notified by December 3, 2012.