Welcome to HATH!

Call for Proposals

The Youngstown State University Department of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes proposals from undergraduate and graduate students for its annual History across the Humanities Conference (HATH), to be held February 23-25, 2023, at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.

We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops, and roundtables on any subject related to the humanities. We especially encourage submissions that reflect community engagement with the humanities, including public history. Presentations should be 15 min in length. Please submit proposals at the “Submit Proposal” link above on or before January 17, 2023.

This year, HATH will feature keynote speaker Meghan Wood, Executive Director of the Ohio History Connection (OHC). Wood, who has served as director of cultural resources for OHC since 2019, is the first woman to lead the private, nonprofit organization that was established in 1885. The organization functions as the state’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology, natural history and historic architecture across a network of 58 sites, 1.8 million collections items and hundreds of exhibits. The keynote address will be held on Saturday, February 25.

The HATH Committee is pleased to offer monetary prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate papers and best public history project. To be considered for one of these awards, please submit your complete conference paper (of no more than 3,000 words) with the subject line “HATH Award Submission” to history@ysu.edu no later than February 1, 2023.

Get Involved!

The goals of this conference are to give students practical experience in a conference setting, whether involved in organization, planning, administration, presentation, or attendance, and to provide them the necessary tools to succeed in those endeavors. The committee seeks to create an environment in which members of various Humanities and Social Science departments can examine and discuss their research in an interdisciplinary manner, and understand the benefits of various approaches.

The committee welcomes the involvement of faculty members in this event. In addition to student presentations, our itinerary includes a number of workshops on professional topics to equip students with skills to help them thrive in a professional environment. The HATH committee invites faculty to take part in the conference, utilize their expertise and experience to present workshops, and conduct interviews of the students.