The University of Sydney Postgraduate History Conference is calling for paper proposals for the upcoming ‘The Past and the Curious: Re(viewing) History‘ symposium, to be held on 30 November – 1 December 2017 in the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney. We welcome abstracts from honours students, postgraduates and early-career researchers involved in history, although they may take an interdisciplinary approach. Applicants from other states and universities are also encouraged to apply. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words accompanied by a 100 word bio, and are to be submitted via our website: a list of possible themes can be found there. The deadline for submissions is by close of business on 1 August 2017. Some funds are available for travel bursaries for honours and Masters students travelling from outside the Sydney area. We also warmly welcome those who simply wish to attend but ask that you go to the website and register for catering purposes. There is no registration fee. All inquiries here.
The University of Sydney Postgraduate History Conference is calling for papers for its upcoming ‘Historical Identities’ symposium, to be held on 24-25 November 2016 in the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney. Registration is free. Abstracts from postgraduates and early-career researchers involved in any field, period or geographical area of history, including interdisciplinary approaches, are welcome; postgraduates from other states and universities are also encouraged to apply. Abstracts should be approximately 200 words accompanied by a 100 word bio, submitted via our website. The deadline for submissions is by close of business on 31 August 2016. Those who simply wish to attend are welcome: they should register on the website for catering purposes. Enquiries should be sent here.
For historians, how our subjects speculate about their futures can provide a rich source of information about the past. How can we harness the hopes and fears people had about the future in our representations of past lives and their contexts? What do such thoughts and feelings tell us about the role of the future in shaping human narratives? With the past’s future and our own in mind the Department of Historyat the University of Sydney will be holding a two-day conference, The Futures’ Past, on 26-27 November 2015, for postgraduates and early career researchers interested in addressing these issues and impulses in history and related disciplines. We hope to open up a discussion about the way in which we currently write our histories, and the subjects, values, themes and methods that we use. Accordingly, we invite abstracts from those working within history and related disciplines, which will inform us about the histories they are writing, and the ways that these histories are being informed by both past, present and future forces.
The University of Sydney Postgraduate History Conference is currently accepting proposals for its upcoming ‘Histories Past, History’s Future’ conference, to be held on 27-28 November, 2014, in the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney. We welcome abstracts from postgraduates and early-career researchers involved in history, including those with an interest in interdisciplinary approaches. Abstracts should be between 200-250 words and along with a 100-word bio are to be submitted via our website here. The Call for Papers has recently been extended, with submissions accepted up until 8 August by 5:30 p.m. Please direct any related inquiries to the conference organisers.