We are organising a one day interdisciplinary post-graduate conference entitled, ‘what is radical history?’. The conference aims to explore the relationship between rigorous historical research and active political engagement. In 1970 Howard Zinn asked a question still important for politically-engaged academics today: ‘what is radical history?’ This conference will provide a space to re-engage with this debate, both to ask what we can learn from radical historical practice of the past but also to question what has changed in the intervening decades, and what a radical history might look like now. The conference will be on Tuesday, March 24th 2015 at Birkbeck, University of London, and the deadline for the submission of abstracts is 22nd December 2014. We invite contributions from post-graduates from any disciplinary background who have a strong historical component to their research.
Please find our full call for papers attached to this email. Alternatively, please visit our website for full information including themes, deadlines, presentation suggestions, and speakers.
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