2017 Conference

“Oppression and Resistance”

March 3, 2017 – 12:30 PM-7:30 PM

Student Panels from 12:30PM – 4:30 PM at the Center for Global Engagement

Keynote Speech at 6:00PM at the Claude Pepper Center

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

The History Graduate Student Association at Florida State University is pleased to host the 9th Annual Southeast Regional Graduate Student Conference on March 3, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. The theme for the conference is “Oppression and Resistance.” Conference panels will examine oppression and resistance by addressing the interplay between these two sides of conflict. Papers may address conflict on any scale, from individuals to groups or institutions, and investigate the chosen conflict through relevant sociocultural factors such as gender, sexuality, class, race, religion, ethnicity/nationality, etc. The conference is designed to foster a collaborative academic environment between and among graduate students and faculty.ac_sweyer-bw-2

Keynote Speech
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Abigail Cooper, Assistant Professor of History at Brandeis University, will present the keynote speech. Her talk is entitled “The Revolution Begins at Sundown: Folk Revivals as Seedbeds for Resistance in American Emancipation”. The talk will begin at 6pm in the Claude Pepper Center’s Auditorium.
Information on Dr. Cooper can be found here.

Conference Program
A Word version of the program for the panel portion of the conference is now available, Click Here.

Conference Facilities
Maps of the conference facilities’ locations are at the back of the conference program.
The Center for Global Engagement is located at 110 S. Woodward Ave.
The Claude Pepper Center is located at 636 W. Call Street.

Additional Information for Presenters
Each room will be equipped with a Windows-based computer, screen, and sound system. We strongly encourage presenters to email PowerPoints, etc. before the conference or to bring a flash drive with the presentation on it.

Most Florida State Parking Lots are reserved for FSU students, faculty, and staff until about 4:30/5:00PM on Fridays. Lots are clearly marked with when parking rules are in effect.

Information on visitor parking can be found here.

The closest parking garage for the Claude Pepper Center is the Call Street Garage at 525 W Call Street. There are small ground lots along and at the end of Call Street and off of Convocation Way.

For more information on parking, including interactive maps, click HERE.

Thanks to the support of the Congress Of Graduate Students, HGSA will provide dinner to conference participants at 5:00PM at the Claude Pepper Center. (Vegetarian/Vegan options will be available) If you are just attending the conference, you are welcome to join us for dinner although those on the program will have priority access to the food. There is also a number of fast food/fast casual restaurants within walking distance of the Claude Pepper Center along West Tennessee St.

Things to Do in Tallahassee

Looking for something to do before or after the conference? Check out the links below:



With special thanks to the Conference Committee:

Allyson Gates, Chair
Alexander Rowney, HGSA Treasurer
Danielle Wirsansky, HGSA Communications
Autumn Cuddy
Kimberly Myers

With thanks as well to the Congress of Graduate Students and Department of History for financial and intellectual support.