Welcome to HATH!

Understanding the Past, Improving the Present, and Imagining the Future

We are excited to announce our featured speakers for HATH 2024:

John Scalzi, John Scalzi is a New York Times best seller in fiction with works translated into more than 30 languages. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Hugo, the Locus, the Audie, the Robert A. Heinlein, the Seiun and the Kurd Lasswitz. Scalzi is also the former President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Beyond his work in print, Scalzi is the writer of several short stories adapted into episodes of the Netflix series Love, Death + Robots. He also served as a Creative Consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series.

Tiffany L. Knoell, Ph.D. Dr. Knoell is an associate teaching professor with the department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University. She studies temporal tourism, silent cinema, popular music of 1900-1940, cultural history, animation before television, popular history, nostalgia, and science fiction. She teaches topics courses on Time Travel, Science Fiction, American Mythologies, Global Animation, and Popular Culture and Media in addition to Introduction to Popular Film. Dr. Knoell is the area chair for Popular History in American Culture for the Popular Culture Association National Conference and is also the co-host of "Silent Film Fridays: Where the Films are Silent but the Hosts are Not" weekly on Twitch. She can be found online at tlknoell.net.

These special events are made possible by our sponsors: the Grace Ruth Endowment in English, the Reeder Endowment in History, and the Darling Endowment in History.

Call for Proposals

The Youngstown State University Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, & Education welcomes proposals from undergraduate and graduate students for its annual “History across the Humanities” Conference (HATH), to be held February 22-24, 2024, at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.

This year’s theme is “Understanding the Past, Improving the Present, and Imagining the Future.” Our theme should be interpreted broadly! We are seeking presentations related to the history of science, science-fiction, science-fiction in film and literature, and pop culture. We are also interested in presentations that consider how education, tourism, science, and technology enhance the quality of life in our communities.

As always, however, we invite proposals for individual papers, panels, group presentations, workshops, and roundtables on any subject related to the humanities. We particularly 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 to the right by December 18, 2023.

HATH is proud to be sponsored by the Robert W. Reeder I and Charles Darling Endowments in History, the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, and the Trumbull County Historical Society.