Call for Papers: History Lab Seminar

History Lab are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for this year’s History Lab Seminar series.
The History Lab Seminar Series takes place fortnightly during term time. Here, graduate history students from all backgrounds, disciplines, and time periods can share their work, practise their presenting skills, and engage in productive debate in a relaxed, supportive environment. It is also a great way for graduate students to meet, socialise, and share their experiences. And in an increasingly competitive job market, involvement with History Lab and the broader postgraduate history community is also an excellent addition to an academic CV.
As History Lab is all about diversity and integration, we welcome papers on any aspect of or time period in historical study. We also encourage papers from students at every level – whether you are nearing submission, starting your first year, or are somewhere in-between, we would love to hear from you.

Papers should be around 45 minutes in length. We also accept submissions for joint seminars of two 20-25 minute papers. If you would like to give a shorter paper, but don’t have a suitable seminar partner, let us know and we will try to match you up with someone in a related field or with a similar topic.

If you are interested, please send an abstract of between 250-350 words outlining your proposed paper to You may address your email to Matt Griffin and Agnes Henriksen (seminar conveners). Please also include a brief bio, detailing what stage in your studies you are at and your research interests. You must be a member of History Lab to apply, but membership is free and you can join at:

Deadline for submission is Friday 9th September 2016

Note: For speakers coming to the IHR from outside the South East, History Lab may be able to offer assistance with travel costs, funds permitting. If you think you might need assistance, please let us know when you submit your abstract.

This year our seminars will run bi-weekly from 6th October – 1st December 2016 in the Autumn Term, 12th January – 23th March 2017 in the Spring Term, and 4th May – 29th June 2017 in the Summer Term. Seminars start at 5:30 pm. If your paper is accepted, we will be in touch to arrange a seminar date with you. If you have an initial preference for any particular time of year, feel free to mention this when you contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Find the full CFP attached here:


The History Lab

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