CFP: Regeneration and the Uses and Misuses of History

The theme for the Historical Perspectives 2015 conference will be ‘Regeneration and the Uses and Misuses of History’, to be held at the University of St. Andrews on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th June 2015. Historical Perspectives is a history society established and run by postgraduates for postgraduates, and our annual conference has now been running for eleven years.

Historical Perspectives is primarily a history society, but also welcomes the inclusion of interdisciplinary research topics, including economic, social, cultural, medieval, modern, and medical history. Our conferences provide postgraduates with an opportunity to present their research in a mutually supportive environment, developing the skills needed to complete a successful doctoral career. In addition to the presentation of papers, the conference also features a keynote speaker and our unique Employability Panel, which aims to enhance our capacity to develop world-class researchers.

The theme for 2015, ‘Regeneration and the Uses and Misuses of History’, is intended to encourage participation by postgraduates working in a range of disciplines in Arts and Social Sciences. Papers can be on any topic relating to the theme from an historical perspective and could include, but are not limited to, these issues:

*   Revolutions; revolt and resistance; crisis and conflict
*   Social and political change
*   Sexual and gender issues
*   Legal, ethical, philosophical or religious transformation
*   Technological and cultural change
*   Revolutions in art and the media
*   Discourse and power; political frontiers

These issues are intended as suggestions and we welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to the theme from any discipline.

Please submit proposals of c. 250 words by 28 February 2015 to Hannah Grenham athistper@arts.gla.ac.uk with “Conference 2015 Abstract” in the subject line.

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