Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

Historians make choices about the scale of their inquiry. They set parameters for their projects – temporal, geographical, social, archival – which shape their research strategies, their potential audiences, and their interpretations and arguments.

We engage with scale in a variety of ways, including: big history, microhistory, global history, local history, deep history, planetary history, biography, emotions, digital history and big data, and document analysis.

Do you write history on a grand or intimate scale? Or both?

Join us at the 2018 AHA conference in Canberra to ponder these questions and more! We welcome paper and panel proposals on any geographical area, time period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of scale.

Reflecting the location of the conference in Canberra, we also invite papers on the theme History and the National Cultural Collections which promote engagement between historians and professionals in the GLAMs sector (galleries, libraries, archives, museums).

As is customary, AHA members and affiliated societies will organise various specialised streams. Check the conference website for further updates.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Professor Clare Anderson University of Leicester

Professor Mark McKenna University of Sydney

Professor Lynette Russell Monash University (AHA presidential address)

Online submission of abstracts
Online submission of abstracts will open in November 2017 and close 28 February 2018.

Convenor: Dr Samuel Furphy (ANU)
Administrator: Dr Karen Downing
Twitter: #OzHA2018