CfP: 21st Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Conference

Call for Papers

Proposals due January 10, 2018

The History Graduate Student Association at Virginia Tech invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 21st Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference. This interdisciplinary conference will be held at the Virginia Tech Graduate Life Center in Blacksburg, VA on March 30-31, 2018. A one-page abstract and a short vita should be submitted by January 10, 2018. Please send to: Ellen Boggs at

Our conference is an opportunity to share graduate research projects in a supportive, professional environment, and a chance to network with your future colleagues. Our conference values interdisciplinary approaches to the past, and we invite proposals from historians and graduate students in related disciplines whose work represents “innovative perspectives in history.” Papers on any aspect of history, time period, or world region are welcome.

Brian Bertoti Award

Each year, HGSA acknowledges the best paper presented at the conference with the Brian Bertoti Award for Outstanding Historical Scholarship. To be considered for this award, participants must submit their paper at presentation length (roughly 10 pages) to the Awards Committee by February 27, 2018. The paper selected for the best paper prize will represent exemplary scholarship, innovative methods, and unique perspectives in the historical discipline.