8th Annual Graduate Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Graduate History Society is holding its 8th Annual Graduate Conference titled, “Fashioning People: Memory, Identity, and Consumption” on Saturday February 25th from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Conference will be held in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. Our keynote speaker this year is Catherine E. Kelly, Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. Kelly is the Editor of the Journal of the Early Republic and the author of Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America. Her address for the event is titled, “Disappearing Acts: William Hamilton and the Cultural Politics of Loyalism in the Early American Republic”. The event is open to the public. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!


On Friday, February 24th from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Kelly will hold a Graduate Student Lunch in Humanities Center Conference Room D. The Lunch is titled “Fashioning the Article”. At the event, Kelly will discuss approaching publishing in digital and print from an editor’s perspective and will talk about weighing print/digital, figuring out where to submit your article, the peer review process, and what makes an article. The event is open to graduate students. A light lunch will be served.


We would like to thank our sponsors: Gloria Culver, Dean of the School of Arts, Science, and Engineering; Melissa Sturge-Apple, Dean of Graduate Studies; The Graduate Student Association; The Frederick Douglass Institute; The Department of History; and The Department of Philosophy.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Graduate History Society at: rochestergradconference@gmail.com