Envisioning Community is a one-day conference exploring how multidisciplinary approaches to the study of community can better inform our understanding of the historical past. Featuring renowned scholars from the fields of history, historical geography and anthropology, the day offers an opportunity to interrogate research wrought by the spatial turn and the new challenges of representation and the visual in telling and writing history. A range of papers will engage with spatially located communities as well as those established thorough material or political practices, testing the ways in which community has been conceptualised. They also offer new ways of considering how community has been, and continues to be, made and imagined through walks, photography, film and town planning.
The Conference Panels are based around four themes:
•Ways of Seeing – Authorship, Visual Deconstruction and the Interpretation of Community.
•Shared Bonds of Identity – Politics and Professions in Forging Communities.
•Theorizing the Past – Models for Community.
•Pounding the Beat – Community, History and the Street.
To be held at the University of Warwick, Saturday 27th February 2010, in the Humanities Research Centre.
Limited travel bursaries available.
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