Poverty and (In)Equality in U.S. History

This year’s HOTCUS annual postgraduate and early career conference will be a one-day event on Saturday 15th October 2022 held at the University of Leicester. This conference will highlight the intersections between poverty and other facets of 20th century US history, such as; work and work relations, government support and programs, racialisation, the healthcare system and socioeconomic inequalities. Throughout the 20th Century, state initiatives  attempted on various levels to reduce the socioeconomic inequality that existed throughout the US, for instance  the growth of government programs that either aimed to tackle the gross unemployment levels or the changes that had occurred within the healthcare system.

Participants will circulate a paper of 2,000 words (approximately) ahead of the conference. On the day, participants will deliver a brief introduction to their work, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr Ellie Armon Azoulay (Newcastle University)  in person at the University of Leicester. It is therefore highly encouraged that all participants and panelists will present in person at the University of Leicester.

The CFP is now open and available here