* individual papers (20 minute presentation plus 10 minutes for questions)
* panels of three related papers preferably with a nominated chair
* ‘1000 words in a picture’ - short papers (10 minute presentation time plus 5 minutes for questions) that interpret an image, artefact or place as an historical document.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 March 2010
ReViewing History invites historians to assess the state of History. What are the debates? What are the challenges? How are academic historians responding to challenges?
The theme also invites discussion about popular interest in History as explored through films, literature and ‘reality’ documentaries. Do these modes challenge academic historians?
There are many sub-themes and presenters are encouraged to consider their area of interest from the perspective of ReViewing History. As the conference coincides with NAIDOC Week, papers dealing with Indigenous issues are especially welcome.
History through literature and film
History for children
Teaching history in schools
Engagements with popular history
Memory as history
Indigenous histories and Indigenous knowledge
Rural and agricultural history
Place and history
Heritage and history
Economic, business and industrial history
Parochialism: Centre and periphery
Transnational comparative history
Historians and the law
Emotions and emotional communities
Intellectual disability and histories of insanity
Bodies, sexuality, gender
Health and medicine
Histories of the family including adoption
The AHA is for all historians, not just those whose research focus is Australian topics.
Dr Jean Chetkovich
University of Western Australia
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