11th Edition of the Historical Studies Postgraduate Forum E-Journal (2014)

Discovery, Invention and Reinvention

The theme of this year’s E-Journal seeks to reflect on the continuous (re)discovery and (re)invention processes which historical disciplines and our understanding of the past go through over time.

Through the course of history individuals, countries and cultures have discovered and rediscovered their pasts; inventing and reinventing personalities, identities, social structures, conventions and ideologies. An iconic figure or artefact may be discovered, forgotten and rediscovered by the same or different peoples and cultures, bearing different meanings and connotations for each given context. An identity or concept may be invented and reinvented at different times. This conference intends to explore these processes and man’s connection and continuous engagement with the past.

Editor: Emily Mitchelson (emily.mitchelson@ncl.ac.uk)

Associate Editor: Sam Petty (sam.petty@ncl.ac.uk)

Please click on the headings to the read the full paper.

The impact of changing legislation on capital convictions for women indicted for new-born child murder at the Old Bailey, 1750-1830 – Victoria Bell, Newcastle University

The Past is Our Country History and the Rhodesiana Society c. 1953-1970 – David Kenrick, University of Oxford

Diabolic Unions – Life and Marriage of Catholics in the United Provinces – Giada Pizzoni, University of St Andrews

In The Shadow of Gunmen – The Wolfe Tone Society 1963-1969 – Kenneth Sheehy, University College Cork

James Harrington and Robert Molesworth – European Models and the Politicisation of Travel – Amy Shields, Newcastle University

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