CALL FOR PAPERS
AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020
29 JUNE – 3 JULY 2020
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY, GEELONG WATERFRONT CAMPUS
The Deakin University Contemporary Histories Research Group is hosting the 39th Australian Historical Association Conference, on the theme
Today the need to interrogate the past is more pressing than ever. Historians are now both scholars and actors in the face of worldwide political efforts to realign the past to fit present imperatives. This conference calls us to consider the place of history in current political discourses. Embracing the contestability of explanatory stories, different theoretical and methodological vantage points, ‘Urgent Histories’ invites historians to focus on the uses of the past in contemporary public debates, disputes and narratives.
The convenors welcome proposals for papers, panels and roundtables on any geographical area, time-period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of urgent histories.
***Abstract deadline EXTENDED to 8 March 2020***