Call for Papers – Trinity HistoryCon, Trinity College Dublin, 15–16 November 2019

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Call for Papers
August 18, 2019
Ireland {Republic}
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities, Literature, Public History

Trinity HistoryCon: 'Humanising History'

Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, 15–16 November 2019


Popular media such as Game of Thrones, Assassin’s Creed, The Greatest Showman and The Avengers have captivated audiences and opened new lines of enquiry across the arts and humanities. Each of these outlets has succeeded in large part due to their ability to contextualise and elucidate the experience of the individual in extraordinary circumstances. Whether fantasy or historical, they invite audiences to love, hate, and empathise with each character.

From 15–16 November 2019, Trinity College Dublin will be hosting the second annual HistoryCon – the amalgam of an academic conference and comic-con. Trinity HistoryCon celebrates the nexus of popular media and the study of history, bringing together members of the public, entertainment professionals, academics, and cosplayers to explore the influences of film, television, comics, music, and other forms of popular media, on how we imagine our past and present worlds. This year's theme is Humanising History.

Trinity HistoryCon invites proposals of no more than 300 words for 20-minute presentations examining historical individuals, both real and imagined, in popular media. Presentations should be crafted for a general audience. All historical eras will be considered. 

All approaches and disciplines are invited to participate. Proposals should be submitted via the form on our website by 18 August 2019 

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