Looking for panelists to give papers, to chair, and to comment, on a session for the 2008 AHA annual meeting in Washington D.C. from January 3-6 2008. The title of the panel will be "Using Histories, Choosing Memories, and Unorthodox Acts of Resistance." Papers looking at creative uses of history, the uses of local memory, collective memory and agency, bottom-up historical movements, truth commissions and public historical discussions, memory of war and genocide, are welcome. The hope is to discuss ways in which historical narratives can become central to the resistance of marginalized or oppressed peoples, and hopefully in ways which are not usually acknowledged.
Those interested in presenting a paper should email an abstract of maximum 300 words, a bio of maximum 250 words, and contact information to the email address listed below. Those interested in chairing or commenting should email a bio and contact information. Please feel free to email with any questions/ideas about the session.
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