'Locating History' Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference: The University of Melbourne, Australia 7-10 July 2008
The past has spatial as well as temporal dimensions, and spatial metaphors shape the construction of history, whether through notions of frontier, homeland, territory, neighbourhood, land or country. The 2008 conference committee invites participants to make sense of place in history; to look for historical meaning and insight in unusual places; to situate the parameters of historical thought and practice; to critique the establishment and location of historical orthodoxies; to reflect on the context and purpose of the discipline; and to think geographically about the past. We invite proposals of papers from all members of the AHA that explore the various resonances suggested by the theme of history and locality – to connect the lineages of place and time. Papers are invited on Australian as well as non-Australian subjects. We invite proposals for papers, panels, interviews, staged debates, and workshops of thematically linked presentations.
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