Birkbeck, University of London and Past & Present are proud to present major international conference, with plenary speakers and large parallel sessions, exploring where the study of history is currently heading. The conference draws inspiration from the capacious legacy of the late Eric Hobsbawm, but is not a memorial event. We aim, rather, to bring together discussion about what we are currently doing as socially-committed historians, where we are headed, and what it means to be an historian in the twenty-first century.
The conference opens on 29 April 2014 with the first annual 'Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture', given by Prof Mark Mazower (Columbia). The following two days will have further plenary sessions (from Gareth Stedman Jones, Catherine Hall, Chris Wickham, Maxine Berg, Rana Mitter and Geoff Eley) and large parallel sessions on themes arising from Eric Hobsbawm's work.
Early booking is recommended, and it should be noted that the conference fee does not include accommodation, which will need to be arranged separately.
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