12th Annual Postgraduate Forum Conference 2015
School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, Newcastle University
22nd May 2015
This interdisciplinary one-day conference seeks to bring together students from across the country to reflect on the continuous ‘disruption’ within historical disciplines.
How do we recognise and define these disruptions? Does the term ‘disruption’ have any genuine utility? How did people respond to disruption? How did they cope when disruptions affected their personal life? Can we look at disruptions on a macro and micro scale? How do we deal with disruptions to scholarly narratives when new theories, interpretations, and material are discovered?
We are seeking proposals for individual twenty-minute papers from historians, archaeologists, classicists, and ancient historians. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Historiographical Disruptions
- Material Disruptions
- Disruptions of Landscape
- Political Disruptions
- Social Disruptions
- Economic Disruptions
- Ideological/Philosophical Disruptions
- Religious Disruptions
- Medical Disruptions
- Urban or Rural Disruptions
- Disruption of Memory
- Natural or Environmental Disruption
- Textual Disruptions
- Narrative Disruptions
We also invite poster submissions from postgraduate students. The posters do not necessarily need to be on the conference theme, but rather are a way to begin to present your work in the earlier stages of your research.
Keynote Speaker to be confirmed.
Please send abstracts of 300-500 words for papers, and 150-200 words for posters, along with a title to Amy Shields (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 27th March 2015.