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Call for papers: Making Memory, Making History: Ideas and Identities Beyond Borders

The History Graduate Student Association at Indiana University invites paper submissions by graduate students for its 2009 conference entitled Making Memory, Making History: Ideas and Identities Beyond Borders.

The year’s conference seeks to engage with a variety of sources and perspectives related to the movement of ideas and identities, whether figurative or literal, across and beyond borders. Addressing themes that are particularly relevant to a contemporary audience, both inside and outside the academy, our hope is to engage with historical topics that not only cross disciplinary boundaries, but that reach within and beyond the social and academic borders that influence our understandings of self and society. We welcome submissions from various disciplines, time periods, and geographic focus. The conference is intentionally broad and invites multiple interpretations of complex issues such as national and transnational identities, migration, globalization, media and visual culture, urban studies, material culture, memory, violence and trauma.

This year, in accordance with our themes, we are integrating our conference with an exciting public arts and media event.
The conference will coincide with the opening reception of a photography exhibit by artist Jonathan Moller at the Mathers Museum followed by a presentation by the artist and guest note speaker from Indiana University. The exhibit, accompanied by the publication of a book entitled Our Culture is our Resistance, has received international attention and acclaim. Please submit the items and information below no later than Monday, December 21st. The HGSA Conference Committee will evaluate abstracts and inform participants by January 5, 2009 of their acceptance and panel assignment. Full papers are expected by the 16th of February, 2009. For visiting graduate students, we will organize accommodations with IU graduate students participating in the conference. The conference is free to IU graduate students in any field. Non-IU students must submit a registration fee of $30. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.indiana.edu/~hgsaconf/
Please submit the following information via e-mail as an attachment.

1. Paper abstract and title (no more than 250 words)
2. Institutional affiliation and title/position
3. Contact information: name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone/fax numbers

The Paul Lucas Conference in History History Department Indiana University 742 Ballantine Hall Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

Jennifer Boles
Heather Vrana
The Paul Lucas Conference in History
History Department
Indiana University
742 Ballantine Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103


Radical History Review on “History and Critical Pedagogies”

This Fall 2008 issue of Radical History Review gathers powerful and interesting reflections on teaching theories and praxis, certainly at odds with today’s “buy your diploma” widely followed philosophy. This scholarly journal is one of the most consistent publications in social sciences and humanities, as it is always driven by a lucid insight into its thematic issue. They have a real talent in developing both historical and contemporary perspectives on their subject. Well worth reading and hugely inspiring !

Call for papers: Conference on the Historical Use of Images

Where? FARO – Vlaams Steunpunt voor Cultureel Erfgoed (Brussels)
When? 11th of March 2009

This international workshop addresses the importance, significance and value
of images for contemporary historical and archaeological research and the
study of cultural heritage (1880-1980), focusing both on the positive
insights that might be garnered from visual material as well as on the
possible difficulties.

Photographs, posters, drawings, comic book illustrations et cetera will be
examined on different levels: the author and his/her intentions, the
representation of a reality, the construction of identities, rights and
inequalities and the reception of images. The workshop aims at debating and
evaluating various methodological and theoretical approaches to using images
as historical sources and interpret the images as valuable historical
evidence that is equal to and supplements other sources available to
historians, archaeologists and researchers in the field of cultural

The morning session consists of a masterclass, conducted by dr. Anne Cronin
(Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster, UK) ), and a lecture by
dr. Marga Altena (Working group Visual Culture) (under reserve) . In the
afternoon, dr. Kees Ribbens (historian, The Netherlands Institute for War
Documentation) will talk about his experience in the field of popular
culture and cultural heritage and about how visual sources determine our
vision of the past. Thereafter, PhD and Master students and other
researchers are invited to present their research.

We invite paper submissions on a range of topics related to the use of
images as historical evidence and encourage papers on the following themes:
– aspects of everyday life (e.g. housing)
– material culture and the cultural life of objects
– advertising
– the impact of visual sources on our vision of the past
– cultural and representational issues (gender, ethnicity, sexuality,
– consumer culture
– methodological approaches to visual sources
– images as cultural heritage

The format is a 20 minute paper presentation followed by 10 minutes of
questions and discussion. PhD and Master students and other young
researchers are particularly encouraged to respond. The language of
communication is English.

A selection of the papers will be published (in English) in a special issue
of the Revue Belge de Philologie et d¹Histoire.

Abstracts and papers
Interested students and researchers are expected to submit a short
curriculum and an abstract in English of approximately 300 words in
electronic form to: c-him@vub.ac.be by 20 Octobre 2008. Submission should
inlcude the author’s name, affiliation, address, phone number and e-mail.
Succesful applicants will be notified by 25 Octobre 2008 and are asked to
submit a paper of approximately 6000 words in electronic form to the same
address by 4 March 2009