Conference :Legacies and Futures: The History Workshop and radical education September 19th 2009 Ruskin College, Oxford
The History Workshops held in the 1960s, 70s and 80s provided particular opportunities for wide-ranging discussions of History and its application in the present.
While discussion of the past in the public domain has arguably opened up extensively, History in schools, colleges, universities and adult education is circumscribed by different constraints to those of the early years of the History Workshop. What are the possibilities now of practising radical history-making? Is democratic scholarship viable – and what forms can it take? What new forms of engagement are possible? What have we learned and what should be left in the past? What different roles might History have in local and community activism?
This one day conference is not intended to be a nostalgic event but to provide an opportunity to think about and discuss visions and practical examples now. We are also exploring publication of conference contributions.
Please send proposals for both analytical and practical papers, presentations, displays in no more than 200 words by 31 March to Kynan Gentry firstname.lastname@example.org and Hilda Kean email@example.com
Speakers include Dr Anna Davin, editor of History Workshop Journal, Ken Jones, Professor of Education at Keele University, Jorma Kalela, Professor (emeritus) University of Turku Marjorie Mayo, Professor of Community Development & Head of the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement Goldsmiths College, University of London
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