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Annual Student History Conference

The Annual Student History Conference is held in the Spring Quarter of every year. Undergraduate and graduate students present original historical research conducted in any DePaul class.

2017 Student History Conference

The conference celebrates its thirteenth year in 2017 and will be held on Friday May 5th.

Past Conferences

2016 Student History Conference

The 12th Annual Student History Conference was held on April 29, 2016. Twenty-three students presented throughout the day. Marnie Hay, lecturer in history at the St. Patrick’s Campus of Dublin City University in Ireland, delivered the Daniel Goffman Keynote Address, “Living and Dying for Ireland: Youth and the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.”

Congratulations to our conference paper award winners:
Kathryn DeGraff Award for the Best History Department Undergraduate Methods Course Paper
Jack DeHaven —"Left in the Orchards: Straggling in the Maryland Campaign of 1862"

Student History Conference James P. Krokar Award for the Best Paper in an Advanced Undergraduate Course
Chas Sirridge —"The Chicago Plan Commission and the Vision for Postwar Chicago”

Best Graduate Student Paper
Mitchell Lohr —"Edward the Caresser: The Unlikely King Who Saved the British Monarch”

And congratulations to Tyler Stone, winner of the Albert Erlebacher-Cornelius Sippel Award, presented to the graduating senior with the highest history department major GPA!

Photos of the conference are available on our Facebook page.

2015 Student History Conference

The 11th  Annual Student History Conference was held on May 1, 2015. Thirty-one students presented throughout the day. Peter Kuznick, professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, delivered the Daniel Goffman Keynote Address.

Congratulations to our conference paper award winners:

Kathryn DeGraff Award for the Best History Department Undergraduate Methods Course Paper 
Kirsten Lopez —"What Lurks Within Us: the Symbolism of Human-Animal Metamorphosis in Yonec and Bisclavret”

Student History Conference James P. Krokar Award for the Best Paper in an Advanced Undergraduate Course
Kristin Masterson —"Emmett J. Scott’s ‘Official History’ of the African-American Experience in World War One:  Negotiating Race on the National and International Stage”

Best Graduate Student Paper
Brittany Harrison —"’As Good Fathers of Families’: Rethinking the French Code Noir and the Boundaries of Slaveholders’ Authority”

And congratulations to Rosa Gallagher and Derek Potts, winners of the Albert Erlebacher-Cornelius Sippel Award, presented to the graduating senior with the highest history department major GPA—this year there was a tie!​

2014 Student History Conference

The 10th Annual Student History Conference was held on May 2, 2014.  Thirty students presented throughout the day. Jason Crouthamel, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University, delivered the Daniel Goffman Keynote Address. 

​​Photos of the conference are available on our Facebook pag​e.​

2013 Student History Conference

The 9th Annual Student History Conference was held on April 26, 2013. Thirty-three student presented and 24 students were inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta honor society. Delivering the Daniel Goffm​an Keynote Lecture this year was Thavolia Glymph, associate professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University. Professor Glymph gave a talk related to the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation entitled "Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedom." ​

Photos of the conference will be available on our Facebook page. View the conference program.

2012 Student History Conference

The 8​th Annual Student History Conference was held on April 27, 2012. T​he keynote speaker was Danielle McGuire, assistant professor of history at Wayne State University.

View the keynote lecturePhotos from ​the conference are available on our Facebook page. View the​ conference schedule.

2011 Student History Conference

The 7th Annual Student History Conference was held April 29, 2011. More than 40 students presented on a range of topics, including "Commerce and the State," "1930s America" and "Court Cases and Race." The key​note speaker, Asif Siddiqi, delivered a lecture on "Gagarin at 50: Revisiting the Origins of the Spac​e Race." 

2010 Student History Conference

​The 6th Annual Student History Conference was held on April 30, 2010. Panels included topics, such as The American City, Gender and Communism, and History through Unconventional Sources.  Emilio Kouri of the history department at the University of Chicago delivered the keynote lecture on "Indians and Nation in Modern Mexico."  ​