Another CfP for what sounds like a hugely promising conference
‘Historical writing always has some effect on us. It may reinforce passivity; it may activate us. In any case, the historian cannot choose to be neutral; [s]he writes on a moving train.’ Howard Zinn
We invite post-graduates to submit abstracts for a one-day conference – ‘what is radical history?’ – exploring 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 is on Tuesday, March 24th 2015 at Birkbeck, University of London.
We invite contributions from post-graduates from any disciplinary background who have a strong…
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