Working History 2016 will provide an exciting national forum for the profession.

 

Papers: We are calling for 20 minute papers that question and analyse the practice and place of professional history today. Papers should explore the following conference themes:

     History now: examining the tensions, challenges, dilemmas and wisdoms inherent in our practice

 

History how: critiquing the way we research, interpret and communicate the past

 

History whose: exploring our roles and responsibilities as professional historians when we work with communities, individuals and organisations

 

History where to: sharing ideas and visions about the practice and discipline of history in the future

 

This is a conference to examine, critique, explore, and envision our practice and discipline. We want you to critically engage with these themes, not just describe your work!

The conference program will include a combination of traditional papers, lightning talks and poster presentations.

Lightning talks: Participants will give a 5 minute (yes, we will be keeping time!) presentation about current or recently completed work. This must focus on one issue, learning or question that relates to one of the four conference themes.

Posters: Presenters will provide a 5 minute digital presentation on their own laptop, or an A1 poster about current or recently completed work. This must graphically illustrate one issue, learning or question that relates to one of the four conference themes.

For further detail on poster presentations click here.

 

Abstracts for 20 minute papers (up to 300 words) and expressions of interest for lightning talks and poster presentations should be sent to workinghistory@phavic.org.au by 15 April 2016.

Please include your full name and contact details, and which state PHA you are from (if a PHA member) or which organisation you are from.