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September 18, 2015


RAW Program 2015

February 27, 2015


Subject to change.

RAW 2015 – Research, Art ,Writing Call For Papers

October 16, 2014


University of Texas at Dallas

Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association

March 6th and 7th, 2015

Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University

Theme: Public Scholarship

Submission Deadline: December 6th, 2014


The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its seventh annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing Graduate Symposium on March 6th and 7th at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. Organized by and for graduate students, RAW’s goal is to continue to expand the scope of the humanities to all those interested.


In its seventh year, the RAW Symposium continues to promote the humanities as a shared space for thinkers of all disciplines. Accordingly, the theme for this year’s RAW is public scholarship. Public scholarship strives to advance intellectual and creative pursuits beyond the academy and the gallery, into public spaces and conversations. Exemplary public scholarship includes the work of thinkers like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Gore Vidal, Melissa Harris Perry, Carl Sagan, Camille Paglia, Edward Said, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.


RAW welcomes papers, presentations, works of art, and performances from every discipline as long as they reflect the fundamental concerns of the humanities. We are interested in works ranging from the examination of German Romanticism through a social-sciences lens to the exploration of Star Trek from the perspective of theoretical physics.


Interested participants may submit 200-word abstracts for 15-minute individual presentations of papers from across the academic spectrum: art, biology, film, physics, photography, computer sciences, sculpture, environmental sciences, games, etc., as well as submissions of full panels that may include three to four individual presentations. There are no limitations on field, genre, or methodology, as long as the presentation is inclusive and demystifying and holds the humanities close to its metaphorical heart.


Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • excerpt of an M.A. paper or thesis
  • excerpt of a seminar paper
  • excerpt from a dissertation
  • animation, video, or film projects
  • excerpt from a novel, play or short story
  • M.F.A. final project
  • selection of poetry
  • dance or other performance piece
  • art work (paintings, ceramics, drawings, etc.)
  • games

Proposals are due by December 6, 2014. All proposals must include the following:

  • A complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, field, and affiliation of participant
  • An abstract of no more than 200 words for the proposed presentation that includes 3 to 5 keywords
  • For creative pieces: please also include medium, space requirements for the work/presentation,

Panel proposals must include the above information for each participant.

Send submissions and questions to Registration information will follow. For additional information see

GSA Meeting

October 12, 2014

GSA meeting Tuesday October 14th at 5pm in the graduate lounge.

GSA’s First General Meeting

September 7, 2014

On Tuesday September 9th, GSA is having its first general meeting.  Any A&H grad student is welcome to attend.

Graduate Student Mixer!

August 19, 2014

GSA is hosting a graduate student mixer

Thursday August 28th 6-8:30 pm

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

1101 N. Central Expressway

Plano, Tx. 75075


Appetizers will be provided by GSA



RAW 2015 CFP coming Soon!

August 12, 2014

Be sure to keep checking GSA’s website for the new CFP!


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