CfP: Con-IH 19 | Militarization: Methods, Approaches, & New Directions

Harvard University, March 28th-29th, 2019

The organizing committee for the Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) invites graduate students to submit proposals for its nineteenth annual conference. This year’s theme is Militarization: Methods, Approaches, and New Directions. The conference will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 28-29th, 2019.

Con-IH is looking for submissions on a broad range of topics relating to militaries, militarism, militancy, and militarization in global and international history. Processes of militarization and armed conflict have produced destructive violence, created new international and regional networks, and transformed social, cultural, and economic relations. Con-IH seeks to discuss cutting-edge studies that take up the subject of militarization beyond a single nation’s history to encompass international, regional, imperial and global historical contexts.

We welcome submissions that address one or more of the following themes, but the list is only suggestive:

Race and Indigeneity
Gender and Sexuality
Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, and World Affairs
Economics, Labor, and Class
Environments and Ecologies
Memory and Commemoration
Warfare and Occupation
Science, Technology, and Medicine
Material Culture and Consumption
Refugees, Displacement, and Migration
Boundaries, Bases, and (Home)Fronts

Accepted papers will be grouped for presentation within three or four panels each composed of graduate students and one faculty commentator for each presenter. Participation in Con-IH presents an unparalleled opportunity to engage in lively and lengthy discussions with an emerging cohort of researchers-in-training from around the world, as well as with faculty from Harvard and elsewhere.

Graduate students interested in participating in the conference should submit a 300-word proposal and one-page Curriculum Vitae in a single PDF document to Please title your submission “Lastname_ShortTitle.” Proposals must be received by November 15, 2018, in order to be considered. We anticipate being able to reimburse reasonable travel and lodging expenses for all participants. As the date approaches, additional information will be posted on the conference website.