Would you like to share your research with the public and be part of a unique community arts festival?
This is an invitation for papers as part of a new history event during the 2015 Shuffle Festival in East London, 24 July-1 August. Panels would include three 10-15 minute papers and time for general discussion. Panels aim to demonstrate the wide variety of research amongst history PhD students and early career researchers happening now.
The themes for this year’s Shuffle Festival are Migration, Movement and Place. Though a connection to these themes would be useful, what is more important is that the papers reveal a range of historical debates and discussions. Let’s show that historical research is breaking boundaries, breaking conventions and should be breaking news!
The Shuffle Festival is a week-long annual event in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. It involves film, science education, storytelling, performance art, architectural installations, walks, food, comedy and music. This year we’re adding history to the list!
Breaking Histories is organised with support from the Raphael Samuel History Centre (RSHC). The RSHC is a research and educational centre devoted to encouraging the widest possible participation in historical research and debate.
How to be part of the festival
Please send 100-200 words on your research and why you think it’s important (essentially what you’d like to talk about). It would be great if you could link your research to the festival themes, but it is not essential.
Please send this by Tuesday 26th May to Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your availability for the festival. We don’t have a set date but we will have an hour slot on a weekday evening or weekend daytime between Friday 24 July and Saturday 1 August 2015.
Raphael Samuel History Centre http://www.raphael-samuel.org.uk/
RSHC New Historians Network https://rshcnewhistorians.wordpress.com/
Shuffle Festival http://www.shufflefestival.com/