[H-verkko] CFP: AGENCY: Who Makes History? History Lab Annual Conference 2012

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AGENCY: Who Makes History? History Lab Annual Conference 2012

Call for papers – AGENCY: Who Makes History?
History Lab Annual Conference 2012
13-14 June 2012: Institute of Historical Research, London
Who makes history? What is the role of the individual, and how much
influence can they have? While historians have long debated the
meaning and implication of agency, events such as the Arab Spring, in
which traditional structures are overturned by collective and
individual action, gives the notion of agency fresh urgency.
The study of agency, traditionally understood as the ability of the
individual to act independently of political, social and cultural
structures, has been dominated by social scientists such as Simmel,
Elias, Bourdieu, and more recently, Anthony Giddens. With this in
mind, the aim of the History Lab Conference 2012 is to investigate
the relationships between agents and structures through the analysis
of historical example.
History Lab would like to bring together postgraduate students and
early-career researchers to explore the significance of agency.
Potential speakers are invited to submit proposals for papers, or
panels of three speakers, on specific topics exploring agency or on
wider  methodological and philosophical issues.
Papers may cover any historical region or period, exploring agency in
topics including, but not limited to, the following areas.
·      Religious lives
·      Popular politics, protest and resistance.
·      Crown and estates.
·      Court culture.
·      Administration and bureaucracy.
·      Industry and urbanisation.
·      Rural lives.
·      The family.
·      Social mobility.
·      Cultural production.
·      Labour, business and industrial relations.
·      Policing, surveillance and the law.
The Conference will open with a plenary panel on Agency and history.
Professor David d’Avray FBA and Professor Catherine Hall of UCL, and
Professor Christian List of the LSE will each give a short paper,
followed by a round-table discussion.
Some travel bursaries will be available for research students
travelling from the United States. Please email
historylab2012 at gmail.com  for further details.
To submit a proposal for the conference, please send your title along
with a 250-word abstract, your institutional affiliation, and full
contact details to:
historylab2012 at gmail.com by the deadline of Monday, 27th February,


A one-day study day organised by the Centre for History and Theory at
Roehampton University and History Lab
9 May 2012

This study day is directed towards postgraduate (master's and
doctoral) students who wish to look at current historical theory and
the ways in which theory can be used in producing historical
research. It is made up of a series of interactive workshops in which
academics from Roehampton introduce theoretical ideas which have
influenced their own historical work and explore the ways in which
these ideas can be deployed in writing dissertations, articles and
books. The focus of the day will very much be on the practical value
of theory and there will be ample opportunities for students to
reflect on and discuss the role of theory in their own work. 

Venue: Howard 103, Department of Humanities, University of
Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU 

10.0-10.30 - Registration
10.30 – 11.15:  John Tosh: 'Paradigms for the perplexed' – How
historians handle explanatory theories
11.15 – 12.15: Krisztina Robert: ‘The spatial turn’ - How spatial
theory and analysis can be used in historical research
12.15 – 1.15: Lunch
1.15 – 2. 0: Susan Deacy and Fiona McHardy: ‘New approaches to the
history of violence’ – with a special focus on ancient Greece
2.0-2.45: Sara Pennell: ‘History and material culture’: Looking at
the way theoretical ideas have migrated to History from Archaeology
and Anthropology
2.45-3.30: Carrie Hamilton: ‘History and intersectionality’ – drawing
on theory from feminism and critical race theory
3.30-4.0: Tea
4.0-5.0: Round table on ‘Historiography and Historical theory now’
led by Antonio Cartolano

The event is free. Lunch will be available from the university cafés,
or you are welcome to bring your own.

To register, open 9 May on the calendar at
www.history.ac.uk/historylab and click on the link at the end.


The roles on the History Lab committee change each Easter as
final-year students leave to focus on writing up. So this is an ideal
time to join the committee and get involved. Roles are varied,
including events officer, secretary, catering officer and treasurer,
and we meet once a fortnight in term time. Being part of the
committee gives you a say in the kind of events we organise, expands
your network, does wonders for the skills section of your CV - and
can be fun!

For more information, please email us on ihrhistorylab at gmail.com.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 28.02.2012
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