14th Annual History Graduate Student Conference

The 14th Annual History Graduate Student Conference will take place on April 1, 2022 via Zoom, featuring a faculty and graduate student workshop on researching and writing histories of race and slavery.



"Mutiny on the Black Prince: Slavery, Piracy, and the Limits of Liberty in the Revolutionary Atlantic World"


James H. Sweet is Vilas-Jartz distinguished professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African Portuguese World, 1441-1770 and Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World. He is currently president of the American Historical Association.

Keynote speaker, James Sweet


Time Event
9-9:15 a.m. Opening remarks, HGSA president
9:30-10:45 a.m. Panel session one
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel session two
12:15-1 p.m. Break
1-2:15 p.m. Panel session three
2:30-3:45 p.m. Keynote lecture
4-5 p.m. Faculty/graduate student workshop
5:15 p.m. Closing remarks

 Please contact history@niu.edu for Zoom link access.

Since 2009, the Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) has sponsored an annual conference for graduate students. In this forum, students from Northern Illinois and other universities can present their original research in a supportive intellectual environment. Typically held in early November, the conference is free and open to the public. Paper submissions must be based on original research. Graduate students in history and other related disciplines are invited to submit proposals. The mission of the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) is to provide graduate students with opportunities for professional development, foster academic collaboration and promote the discipline of history in a supportive intellectual environment.

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