The Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference (RMIHC) is a unique conference that the University of Colorado's history graduate students plan and organize. This year's conference, on September 23-25, 2016, marks the seventeenth annual event. RMIHC seeks graduate students from the humanities, arts, and social sciences to create an informed discourse on the past and chart its impact on the present. The principle goal of the conference is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to present their original work among their peers in an atmosphere that is both professional and congenial. The interdisciplinary nature provides outstanding opportunities for students to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue and to network with fellow graduate students from across the country. Past participants have come from fields as diverse as history, political science, art history, philosophy, anthropology, comparative literature, and theater.
RMIHC mirrors the format and structure of a professional academic conference; each panel features a faculty moderator, a graduate student commentator, and a group discussion. We welcome first-time presenters and more advanced graduate students who wish to prepare for larger conferences. RMIHC combines the high standards of a professional conference with an atmosphere conducive to productive learning, positive feedback, and interdisciplinary discussion.