Social History Society Annual Conference, Dublin, 7-9 January 2005
‘Mapping the Past: Boundaries, Communications and Transnational Exchanges’
This is one of six strands running at the Social History Society Annual Conference, 7-9 January 2005, University College Dublin, Ireland. The strand organiser is Dr David Hopkin, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (0044)(0)141 330 2786. Further details about the conference are available at: http://sochist.ntu.ac.uk.
This strand explores the shape of the past, the specificity of place, the influence of environment, the nature of boundaries, and the impact of travel. It maps divisions – whether they be urban-rural, centre-periphery, north-south, metropole-diaspora -–and the communications that flow between them. It is concerned with the exchange of people, materials and ideas whether through migration, trade, wars and other conflicts. It will also examine the historical role of imaginary places, and the cultural contribution of wanderers and flâneurs. Contributors are also invited to consider how the shape of the past can best be visualised, particularly in the light of new technology, and how a sense of place informs collective memory. Proposals may deal with any period and may treat any portion of the globe.. Individual papers or panels of up to 3 papers exploring these themes are all encouraged.
Formal proposals of 20 minute papers should include the name of the speaker, affiliation, contact details, a 300 word abstract of their paper, and a very short c.v, ideally all on one page. Submitters of proposals are encouraged to indicate the strand(s) they feel most appropriate for their papers, but the ultimate decision will be made by the conference committee.
The deadline for proposals is 30 September 2004. If accepted, speakers will be notified before the end of October.
Proposals should be sent to the address below.
Mrs. Linda Persson
Social History Society
Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YG
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