11 de mayo de 2016

Final CFP for History and Power in the Public Sphere

Type: Call for Papers
Date: May 15, 2016
DATE: SEPTEMBER 23-24, 2016

HISTORY AND POWER IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE

CFP: The Empire, Power, Identity, and Conflict (EPIC) conference will take place on the campus of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, September 23-24, 2016. The theme for this year’s conference, “History and Power in the Public Sphere,” explores a topic of critical significance in contemporary environments. Considering recent collisions involving history, symbols, and heritage, historians are challenged to reflect on the proper application of historical knowledge in public conversations about civic memory. While the most recent exchanges have resided within debates over the Confederate flag, historians are uniquely equipped to contextualize these conversations along local, national and international landscapes that provide valuable perspectives on the contours of public memory and the power of historical interpretation. For that reason, historians from a variety of fields (within and outside of U.S. specialities) should feel encouraged to submit paper proposals. Scholars and graduate students within the fields of public history and digital history are especially welcome.

Interested scholars should submit a 250 word proposal and brief biography by May 15, 2016, to Stephanie Rolph (rolphsc@millsaps.edu).