To mark the 40th anniversary of the events of 1968, Melbourne Historical Journal and Eras are jointly organizing a symposium at the University of Melbourne. It is designed to bring together researchers interested in the historical, political and social analyses of this tumultuous year as well as those studying the broader themes of activism and revolution. Participants are invited to reflect on the extent to which this year had a transformative and lasting impact in popular memory.
The organizers of the symposium invite paper proposals from all disciplines in the humanities. Postgraduate and early career researchers are encouraged to submit proposals. In the proposal, applicants should include a short abstract (250 words) of the paper, their contacts details and specify their institutional affiliation. The deadline for the submission of proposals is Friday, 19 October 2007. Proposals for complete panel sessions are also welcome. The presentation of papers will be restricted to 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion with the audience. Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals may be expected by early November 2007.
There will be a small number of travel grants available for postgraduate presenters.
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