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April 11-12, 2015

Beyond Borders: The Practice of Atlantic, Transnational, and World History

Graduate Conference
Room: TBA
Time: TBA
University of Pittsburgh

Atlantic, transnational, and world studies have challenged the primacy of national histories and changed how history is written. As programs offering these fields proliferate, it is necessary for graduate students to critically engage with the strengths and limitations of their specializations. What is the future of Atlantic, transnational, and World history? How do they diverge and converge? What innovative research is redefining these fields? These questions and more will be discussed at the "Beyond Borders: The Practice of Atlantic, Transnational, and World History" Graduate Conference."

The conference will be held at the University of Pittsburgh on April 11-12, 2015. The conference will feature keynote addresses by Pierre Serna, director of the Institut d'histoire de la Révolution française in Paris and Jane Landers, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. Review conference details and "call for papers" instructions.

Abstracts are to be submitted electronically by October 1, 2014 to

All questions should be directed to

Katherine Parker and Yevan Terrien, co-coordinators
Marcus Rediker, faculty adviser