FAQ

What is the Graduate History Conference?

The Graduate History Conference is an annual conference organized by the Graduate History Association at UMass Amherst. It is a free event open to students, professors, and anyone interested in attending.

Why should I attend or present?

The Conference provides an opportunity for graduate students from any discipline and any school to showcase their work and gain presentation experience in a professional environment. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for networking with other students not only from here at UMass Amherst, but from all over the United States. Get to know other burgeoning professionals and scholars and get to know more about current research across a variety of topics and fields, and not to mention add a little something to your resume. Besides, who doesn’t want to break out of academic hermitage every once in a while? Come out and say hi!

Can I still submit if I am in a non-history field?

Certainly! We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and participation in this event so long as you tie in with the theme of the conference.

But what if I’ve never presented at a conference before?

Well then this is a great place to start! Here you will find veteran presenters and a first-timers alike. No doubt you can find plenty of advice on how to present at a conference and here you will certainly find people friendly and receptive to you. After all, everyone had to start presenting somewhere.

Wait! I have more questions!

Well then you should feel free to poke around the other pages of this website, follow us on Facebook, or contact GHA officers at ghapage@history.umass.edu. Someone will usually get back to you with 24 hours.

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