History Graduate Student Association (HGSA)

History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) is established for the purpose of fostering an academic and social community among the graduate students of the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati. HGSA is one of the member groups of Graduate Student government and work as a liaison between GSG and graduate student body.

Executive Officers 

Four Gradaute students officers standing in front of the bookshelf

From the left, Nick Short (Treasurer), Kyle McDaniel (Vice President), Christian O'Cull (President), Sophie Ospital (Secretary) .

HGSA Officers 2022 - 2023

  • President: Christian O'Cull
  • Vice President: Kyle McDaniel
  • Treasurer: Nicholas Short
  • Secretary: Sophie Ospital


QCC Graduate Student Conference

graduate students and keynote speaker

History Graduate students and keynote speaker, Dr. Jamie Goodall in QCC 2022

The Queen City Colloquium —or simply, the QCC— is an annual graduate student conference hosted by the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati. Typically held in the spring term, the conference draws graduate student participants from UC's History program as well as history departments all across the Midwest. While the conference often features work on the rich history of the Ohio Valley, topics are not limited to that region. Papers from past years have focused on topics from the history of early modern Europe, colonial America, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean world.

In addition to graduate research, the QCC also invites a prominent historian each year to deliver the conference keynote address. Past speakers have included Matthew Connelly (Columbia), John Mack Farager (Yale), Nicky Gullace (New Hampshire), Thomas Robisheaux (Duke), and Thomas Daniel Smail (Harvard).

The QCC continues to grow in reputation and popularity with each passing year. Feel free to contact us about attending or presenting a paper.