The University of Alabama 13th Annual Graduate Conference on Power and Struggle: Paper Contest

The contest’s theme addresses new approaches of historical analysis that focus on the relationship between struggle and power, especially people who struggled to break, transform, or reclaim the boundaries constructed by those in power. We encourage graduate students to submit papers that examine these relationships across various temporal, geographical, and topical fields and disciplines. The contest seeks submissions employing theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary methods, comparative perspectives, and multi-archival research bases that push the bounds of historical interpretation.

The GHA Conference Committee seeks submissions concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:

● Power in institutions, society, and religion

● Struggle in cultural expression, social relationships, and belief systems

● Power in discourse on gender, race, and class

● Struggle against labels in nationalism, ethnicity, or sexual identity

● Power in traditional structures such as politics, diplomacy, imperialism, and war

● Struggle in resistance such as crime, protest, liberation, and revolution


submission deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022