2016 IGHSC - Time, Space, and Place

The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference will host “Time, Place and Space” at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, on April 8-9, 2016. We invite graduate students from across the social sciences and the humanities to submit proposals for papers or panels that adopt an interdisciplinary or transnational approach but we are also seeking papers or panels that approach historical topics in more traditional ways. All submissions must be based on original research. In keeping with the theme of the conference, individual papers will be organized into panels that cross spatial, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries. The IGHSC will present cash prizes for the best papers in several categories.

2016 Keynote Speaker


The keynote speaker for the 2016 conference is Dr. William Reddy, the William T. Laprade Professor of History and Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He will discuss “Madurai to Rotterdam: Self and Difference in
the Seventeenth Century.” 

Dr. Reddy received his degrees (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) from the University of Chicago, finishing there in 1974 after a year at the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study, and a post-doc in the Department of Psychology and Social Relations at Harvard. He has been awarded, among others, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, brief visiting fellowships at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and fellowship years at the National Humanities Center and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California.

Dr. Reddy's research in the past has dealt with such issues as the social history of industrialization, comparative social history of the modern era, the history of emotions and gender identities in France since 1750, theories of culture, and theories of emotions.