[H-verkko] Oulu, Representing Lives: A Workshop on Biographical Research

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Agricolan tapahtumakalenteriin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:

Representing Lives: A Workshop on Biographical Research
Oulu 29.09.2011  - 30.09.2011 

Biographical writing has traditionally been one of the most
accessible – and the most marketable – parts of historical
scholarship. But the business of representing lives also raises some
topical methodological and conceptual questions, relevant to any form
of representing past. 

For instance, biographical research prompts us to ask what is the
role of individual(s) in history, what is the position of the author
in relation to the subject s/he writes about, how and why should one
study 'marginal' figures and underrepresented groups, how does one
evaluate the importance and achievement of historical actors, how
best to conceive and represent the relationship between 'life' and
'works' (if indeed they can be told apart at all), and how make use
of 'new' (e.g. digital) sources. Further questions of interest
concern the role different narrative structures in representing the
past, the relationship between fact and fiction, and the role of
biographical representations in shaping the historical views of the
so called general public.

Thursday 29 September, Conference Center, Lasaretti, Kasarmintie 13,
Friday 30 September,  University of Oulu, Linnanmaa Campus, Lecture
Hall KTK112 (Faculty of Education)

Ilmoituksen lähetti:
 Marianne Junila <marianne.junila[ät]oulu.fi> puh. 085533470 
5.9.2011 12:43

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