2014 Keynote Speaker: Jeanne Theoharis

The Graduate History Association is thrilled to report that Professor Jeanne Theoharis will be joining us for our annual interdisciplinary conference as the keynote speaker. Jeanne Theoharis is the author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Beacon Press, 2013) and a professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Her recent biography on Rosa Parks was listed on the New York Times best seller list and is a 2014 finalist for the NAACP Image award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work—Biography/Auto-Biography. Professor Theoharis is also the author and coauthor of numerous books and articles on the black freedom struggle and the contemporary politics of race in the United States. She will give the keynote address during the afternoon of the conference on March 29. Mark your calendars!

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2014 Conference Call for Papers

The 2014 Annual Conference, “History in the Making: Pivotal Moments in Public Understanding” is coming up in March.  See our Call for Proposals to submit a presentation proposal before January 15th!

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Thank you for a great conference!

IMG_1765 The GHA would like to thank everyone who attended the Competing Visions conference on Saturday March 9th, and extend a particular thanks our presenters who traveled from near and far to join us! Another big thanks goes to those of you who took some time out of the day to help us make the conference a success: to our volunteers, to the wonderful professors who graciously agreed to chair our panels, and to Dr. Joseph Ellis for delivering a fantastic keynote presentation. We were thoroughly pleased with the turnout, the scholarship, and the community at the conference and thank you all for making it possibleIMG_1287!IMG_1312

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February Update

Conference preparations are in full swing!  The Papers Committee is hard at work finalizing their selections and will shortly be replying to those who submitted proposals with their decision. [EDIT 2/5: E-mails will go out by Feb. 9th/10th. ]

On another note, we would also like to remind everybody that our Book and Bake Sale for the spring semester is coming up next week, February 6-7 (Wednesday and Thursday) in the Herter lobby. We will have lots of good books and yummy snacks for sale so please stop by! Our proceeds will go towards making the conference as nice as we possibly can!


Check back later for more conference information- we hope to see you there!

Additionally,  elections are coming up.   Talk to a current officer to learn more about being Co-chair, Secretary, Treasurer, or GSS rep for next year.  Nominations (you may nominate yourself) should go to ghapage@history.umass.edu.

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2013 Keynote Speaker: Joseph Ellis

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We are excited to report that Dr. Joseph Ellis will be joining us for this year’s GHA interdisciplinary conference.  Ellis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation as well as many other popular books on the American Revolution and Early Republic.  He will give the “Competing Visions” Keynote Address entitled “Telling the Story: The Summer of 1776″ during the afternoon of the conference (3/9). Mark your calendars!

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