AHA Conference 2021

29novAll Day02decAHA Conference 2021Unfinished Business

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Due to ongoing issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Historical Association (AHA) has pushed the date of its 39th conference back to 29 November to 2 December 2021.

On the eve of its 40th anniversary, the AHA Conference returns to the University of New South Wales where it held its first conference in 1982 and invites papers exploring the unfinished business of history. To what extent are the questions that historians posed forty years ago still unanswered? Which areas are most in need of further historical attention? In what ways have historians intervened in and shaped contemporary debates about politics and national identity in Australia and elsewhere, and how can they continue to do so? How have historians contributed to historical silences, and how can they write and promote more inclusive historical narratives? What new historical methods and approaches have been, or should be, advanced? How have views about historical evidence changed in the last forty years, and can historians continue to expand ‘the archive’? In posing such questions, contributors are invited to consider how their own specific fields have evolved and to chart their future directions. The conference also invites reflection on other ways of doing history, less tethered to disciplinary constraints and as a result, perhaps better placed to confront the unfinished business of the past.

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29 (Monday) November, 12{12Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +1100} 00{110011} - 2 (Thursday) December, 11{11Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:59:00 +1100} 59{125912} (All Day)(GMT+10:00)

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