This major international conference, convened in the European Capital of Culture for 2008, develops the debates 'on the uses of history for public purposes and the involvement of the public in the study and consumption of history' that began with conferences at the IHR in London in 2006 and at Swansea University in 2007.
It will be hosted by the University of Liverpool, jointly with National Museums Liverpool and the Institute of Historical Research, London, from 10-12 April 2008.
Some 50 speakers will explore the nature of the relationship between academic history, museums, the heritage sector, and popular culture; current issues in the investigation, preservation, and presentation of historic environments and museum collections; and the challenges that public history and ‘knowledge transfer’ pose for the professional practice of scholars, their scholarly values and ethics.
Thematic strands also include
- museums & identity
- remembering slavery
- public history and sport, art, archaeology, film
In all this we will be showcasing Liverpool research projects from numerous Arts and SES departments, and exploring Liverpool museum projects in international comparison.
· Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery, London
· Rt. Hon. Frank Field, M.P.
Other key speakers include
Public History Professors
· Rebecca Conard, Middle Tennessee State University
· David Dean, Carleton University, Canada
· Thomas Thurston, Yale University
· Helen Weinstein, University of York
· Kevin Fewster, National Maritime Museum, London
· Lonnie Bunch, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
· Wayne Modest, Institute of Jamaica
· Christoph Grunenberg, Tate Liverpool
There are special fees for postgraduate students.
For the full programme, registration form, and further details, please see the conference website:
POSTGRADUATE STUDENT BURSARIES]
We are offering a limited number of BURSARIES for POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS attending the conference to help with the costs of travel and subsistence.
To be considered for these bursaries, please send -
1)a brief cover note, explaining your reasons for attending the conference and the benefits you anticipate, plus a breakdown of expected expenses and statement of other sources of support applied for or granted (e.g. from your own university, graduate scholarships); no more than 1 page;
2) a brief CV of no more than 2 pages.
SPECIAL FEES FOR MEMBERS OF UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL [and members of the public with a Liverpool area postcode]
Full conference 10-12 April
Full registration fee £80
Reduced fee staff of University of Liverpool £40
Reduced fee postgraduates £25
2 days only
Full 2-day registration fee £50
Reduced 2-day fee staff of University of Liverpool
Reduced 2-day fee postgraduates
1 day only
Full day registration fee
Reduced fee staff of University of Liverpool
Reduced day fee postgraduates
Dr Holger Hoock
Reader in History &
Director, Eighteenth-Century Worlds Research Centre
University of Liverpool, UK [On leave 2007-10]
Visiting Research Scholar, History Faculty and
Visiting Scholar, Corpus Christi College
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)