Postgraduate researchers (PGRs) at the University of Liverpool warmly invite participants and attendees to the Department of History’s annual Postgraduate Research Conference. The theme of this year’s event will be The Past in the Present. At a time in which claims and narratives about the past are deployed to justify action (and inaction), relevance in the present, and often - quite simply - for self-promotion, the historian assumes a critically important, though sometimes contentious and questionable role. By focusing on innovative methodologies, and offering postgraduate students with any historical focus the opportunity to showcase their wide-ranging and interdisciplinary approaches to historical research, the conference will facilitate the sharing and development of ideas on the role of the past in the present.
Papers, organised into thematic, methodological or ‘issue-based’ panels, will be ten minutes in length, and will be followed by five minutes of feedback questions for each paper. There will also be a further ten minutes for questions and comments at the close of each panel.
Research poster submissions are also welcome in either digital or printed form and will be displayed in a dedicated space at the conference venue.
The Past in the Present will provide valuable experience for all speakers, and promote a space for the sharing of ideas and fostering of conversations. By providing a platform for participants to discuss their methodologies, and network with a broader PGR community in a supportive environment, the conference aims to build a greater sense of community among History PGRs in the North West.
Note: (Refreshments are provided for both participent and attendees - Vegan selection available)
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