International Symposium on Public History
History and its publics
São Paulo, Brazil - July 16-20, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
APRIL 30, 2012
The “International Symposium on Public History: History and its Publics” will be held at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, from the 16th to the 20th of July, 2012. It will focus on the various facets of Public History, here understood as the conceptualization and practice of historical activities that take into account the general interests of a larger audience. Its practitioners act as mediators between the academic production of historical knowledge and the non-academic public that seeks to create historical understanding. Public history practitioners may include museum professionals, government and business historians, historical consultants, archivists, teachers, cultural resource managers, curators, film and media producers, policy advisors, oral historians, and many others. Public history may also be approached by professors and students who reflect on those practices from an academic point of view.
The Symposium is promoted by NEHCI, an academic research center associated with the Department of History dedicated to intellectual and cultural studies that bring together historians and scholars from diverse disciplines, including but not limited to literature, philosophy, and social studies of science. NEHCI courses and meetings are known for innovative, transdisciplinary sessions, and for fostering informal, co-operative exchanges and on-going collaborations.
* Submissions *
Submissions to the conference are sought in all areas relating to the various means of public access to historical knowledge, from either an academic or a practical point of view. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals for Panels, Roundtables, Discussion Sessions, or innovative and experimental sessions. Individual papers are welcome as well. All proposals must be suitable for a 20-minute presentation. The working languages are Portuguese, English, and Spanish. We encourage proposals from professors, researchers, professionals, and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
We ask to those who are interested to send an abstract (100-300 words) to the contact address firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2012. Announcements of acceptances for the program will be made by the end of May 2012. Early decisions are available upon request for those who need to apply for funding or visas.
* Conference fees *
The Conference fee includes registration and coffee breaks. It is fixed as follows
Presenters: $ 85 (May 1-31); $ 100 (June 1-20)
Other Participants: $ 55 (April 15-May 31); $ 65 (from June 1st)
Workshops: $ 30
Historical sightseeing: to be determined
For further information consult:
Departmento de História
Universidade de São Paulo
(55) (11) 3091-4778
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