New Historians Conference

The theme for the 2018 Conference is "Now That's What I Call History".

New Historians Conference

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Event type: Conferences

27-28 Aug 2018 27th Aug 2018 28th Aug 2018

Victoria University of Wellington

Call for Papers

The postgraduate students in the History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington invite papers on all areas of history from Honours and postgraduate students in history and related disciplines.

The theme ‘Now That’s What I Call History’ explores the idea that there is no single way to research, write, or create history. Often beginning with the personal or the particular, our research communicates the kinds of histories we would like to see told, in the ways we would like to tell them.

If you are interested in presenting, please also submit an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief biographical statement of no more than 100 words by July 29.

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Conference details

Now in its thirteenth year, The New Historians Conference is an opportunity for post-graduate students from New Zealand and overseas to share their research with a supportive community of historians. It also gives them a chance to hear some of New Zealand’s leading historians discuss their ongoing research and history as a discipline.

Presentations are to be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes allowed for questions. Computers and projectors will be available for use.

There is a $25 registration fee, payable on the first day of the conference. Lunches and snacks will be provided on both days of the conference. There will be the opportunity to attend a conference dinner on the evening of Monday August 27, which will be paid for separately.

Submit conference registration to by August 12. Please include your contact details, dietary requirements, and whether you will attend the conference dinner.

Download the Call for Papers here.