Monday 29 June – Friday 3 July 2020 at Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus
Today, the need to interrogate the past is more pressing than ever. Historians are now both scholars and actors in the face of worldwide political efforts to realign the past to fit present imperatives.This conference calls us to consider the place of history in current political discourses. Embracing the contestability of explanatory stories, different theoretical and methodological vantage points, ‘urgent histories’ invites historians to focus on the uses of the past in contemporary public debates, disputes and narratives. The convenors welcome proposals for papers, panels and roundtables on any geographical area, timeperiod, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of ‘urgent histories’.
For all program and registration details, visit the conference website here.