Call for papers
Institute of Historical Research, London
Thursday 1 July 2004
Beginnings, innovation, novelty
Why do beginnings matter? Why are historians so concerned with establishing beginnings (and ends)? Why do we prize and celebrate innovations, origins and the birth of people, ideas, movements and institutions? What is novel? Is anything ever really new?
The convenors of the IHR postgraduate seminar invite proposals for papers addressing the theme of 'beginnings, innovation, novelty' for a postgraduate conference to be held at the IHR on Thursday 1 July 2004. We welcome proposals from research students studying historical and related disciplines in any field; political, social, economic, cultural, religious and material culture. In particular, papers could address:
collective beginnings and individual pioneers
youth, childhood and adolescence
scientific and technological innovation
novelty and consumption
Proposals of 200 words, along with brief biographical details, should be sent by Friday 7 May 2004 to the email below.
N.B. Prospective speakers should note that only minimal travel costs can be reimbursed and speakers would therefore need to approach their university or other institution to cover large travel expenses.
Institute of Historical Research
London Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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