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History Graduate Student Association 


The History Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University (HGSA) exists to foster an academic, professional, and social community among the graduate students in the Department of History.  In order to meet this goal, we work with the Department of History to provide graduate students with opportunities for academic and professional development in the form of meetings, seminars, conferences, and social gatherings.  

All graduate students registered with the Department of History are automatically considered members of the HGSA.  We hope this website will answer most of your questions about life as a graduate student at LSU, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

2021 Graduate History Conference

Audience at a lecture during the 2017 Graduate History Conference

The History Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University is pleased to announce its twelfth annual Graduate History Conference, scheduled for March 5-6, 2021. The conference, which will take place online this year due to concerns over COVID-19, allows graduate students to present their original and ongoing work in a professional environment and to receive feedback from their peers and experts within their field.   

For this year's conference, we will host a series of professional development panels featuring professional historians discussing topics on “Life in Academia,” “Life Outside of Academia,” and “History in Chaotic Times.” We hope that these panels will all be useful to students considering life after graduation and the state of the field in these turbulent times. 

Call For Papers



Scott Madere


Derek Medeiros


Rob Powers

Full roster of officers

See also:

HGSA Blogspot Page