2023 Call for Papers!

🚨Call for Papers Alert!🚨

We’re opening up our seminar series for more PhD speakers in 2023!

Bring us your presentations, creative writing or any other way you want to share your research!

Get in touch and make sure to share!

For more details, find our presentation guidelines for this seminar series here: https://histperspectives.wordpress.com/presenting-guidelines/

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Historical Perspectives Call for Papers, 2022-23 (Semester Two) 

Last semester, Historical Perspectives was delighted to welcome so many fantastic postgraduate researchers who shared their fascinating work through talks and panels. Our thanks go out to all our contributors! Our call for papers for the second semester is now open and we’re welcoming contributions for both talks and panels. Talks should respond to our theme for the year, or you could contribute to the following panels: 

Reject Tradition, Embrace Modernity* 

And now a reminder of our theme. We’re not ignoring the mediaevalists and classicists of the world, don’t worry. Nor do we mean the more traditional topics, methodologies, or sources are unwelcome; far from it. But we know current research is varied, inventive, and fresh. Some might be re-addressing the well-trodden topics with new perspectives; others might be carving out new fields. We’re all ‘establishing our niche’ somehow, and we hope that these talks and panels will help dive into the whys and hows. 

Our panels for the year are ‘Let’s deconstruct (just to build again): decolonising knowledge’ and ‘The part-time PhD experience in History’. These are provisionally scheduled for 1st March and 10th May respectively. 

To contribute to a talk session or a panel, please send in an abstract (max 250 words) and a short biography (max 150 words) by Friday 27th January at 5pm to arts-historicalperspectives@glasgow.ac.uk 

Let’s deconstruct, just to build again: decolonising knowledge (1st March, provisional) 

Discussions on decolonising knowledge challenge academics and non-academics to focus on the remnants of colonial power relations that continue to influence knowledge creation about how we see and understand the world, people, and societies. The idea that Western knowledge and culture are somehow the core of a ‘universal knowledge’ goes a long way in the past and continues to prevail until today. The uneven power ties between researchers in the Global North and the Global South continue to exist and affect research. Decolonisation of knowledge is that exact need to deconstruct our way of thinking about knowledge and rebuild it through learning again and in new ways, beyond the shadow of colonialism. Through this panel, we want to contribute to that! 

The part-time PhD experience in History (10th May, provisionally) 

In line with this year’s theme of ‘reject tradition, embrace modernity*’, our second panel will highlight the part-time PhD experience. Perhaps you have care responsibilities, or must work to fund your PhD, or have an internship or other role built into your programme, or part time just suits you! Whatever the reason, there’s no doubt that this mode of study is here to stay. Are there issues that particularly affect part-time students; equally, are there advantages or doors opened to you? Do you have a unique story you’d like to share? In short, what would you like others to know about part-time PhD research in history? (Because we’d love to hear it.) 


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