This conference will explore the theme of failure in history in two ways: firstly the various histories of failure and secondly the often contentious debates surrounding the theories, methods and approaches to history. There will be NO registration fee for this conference. In addition, we are pleased to offer all attendees lunch and a post-conference wine reception.
Papers will be accepted on a broad range of topics. Papers may address but are by no means limited to the following list of themes:
Environmental failure/Natural Disaster
Failures in Imperialism and (de)colonisation
Failure in Religious Movements or Reformations
Failure within Communities/Networks
Periodisation, 'Golden' ages and Metanarratives
Essentialism versus Difference in the Histories of Social Groups
Forgetting and Misrepresentation of the Past
Subjectivity and Ideology
Popularisation of History
Dangers of Deconstruction
We would like to organise one panel specifically on ‘business/economic failure’, proposals which speak to this theme are very welcome. We encourage papers from Post-Graduate students; however papers from Academic staff or Independent researchers will also be considered.
Each paper proposal should include a brief abstract (no more than one page) and a short description of your current research project or research interests. Papers given will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length. Any questions regarding submissions should be directed to Emily Buchnea [firstname.lastname@example.org].
The deadline for paper proposal submissions is 2012-04-20 the date of the conference is 2010-06-14
Please send proposals via email to Emily Buchnea [email@example.com].
Ms. Emily Buchnea
Department of History
University of Nottingham
Lenton Grove, University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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