The Graduate History Society of Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) invites submissions for its upcoming 5th Annual Graduate History Conference. The title of this year's conference is From Scriptorium to Cineplex: The Making of History Across the Disciplines. We are accepting abstracts from a wide range of disciplines in order to explore various themes in how history is shaped. The rationale for this conference follows recent trends in historiography that encourage a multiplicity of perspectives (from anthropological and sociological to film-making and journalism). Recording of history has numerous manifestations (print, film, stage, internet), and this conference is dedicated to exploring the rich possibilities implicit in questioning and redefining traditional definitions and approaches of history. Possible themes of panels may include: museology and the physicality of history, journalists as historians, the performing arts and history, understanding ethnicity through history, monuments and epigraphy, war and memory, and others. The committee is looking forward to submissions that address not only the aforementioned issues but also reflect the research that graduate students may be presently engaged in. This conference is dedicated to exposing graduate students to an interdisciplinary environment, and providing a forum for an exchange of ideas and common concerns. The organizing committee is pleased to announce that, beginning this year, the John Flint Graduate Paper Prize will be awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student.
Halifax is one of Canada's richest cities in terms of history and culture, and conference delegates will have an opportunity to explore numerous historical and tourist areas, including the Halifax Citadel, Pier 21, the Waterfront, and a number of municipal museums and heritage sites.
The tentative dates of the conference are March 20-21st, 2004 on Dalhousie University campus. One page abstracts may be submitted by post by Jan. 5, 2004 to the address below.
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Note: we ask that applicants who have any multi-media needs (data projectors, slides, etc.) make note of this in their abstract.
Graduate History Conference Committee
Department of History, Room 1158
6135 University Ave.,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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