Call for Papers
"Questions of Authority Peoples, Places, and Power"
An annual interdisciplinary conference presented by the graduate students of the Department of History and Classics
at the University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta February 19-20, 2009
Keynote Address by Dr. James Opp, Department of History, Carleton University
Authority is ever present in history and classics. The exertion of authority can be obvious in politics, and subtle in urban planning. It is just as much a part of encounters with strangers as it is part of archival encounters. We wonder how it was established and look for instances when authority is challenged to better understand power relations. We reflect on the authority of history and the historian in shaping public knowledge. As a concept “authority” touches all forms of human interaction and how we define it in the present informs our understanding of the past.
Papers from all disciplines relating to history and classics are welcome.
Please submit your 300 word proposals by December 15, 2008
by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will be notified by January 15, 2009.
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