CFP: Geography and history: Water under the bridge or a bridge too far?
(Panel for the International Conference of Historical Geographers, London, 5-10 July 2015)
- the ‘temporal foreshortening’ of geography (Rhys Jones, ‘What time is human geography?’, 2004; Keith Lilley, ‘Geography’s medieval history, 2011);
- the ‘spatial turn,’ the rise of ‘spatial humanities’ and geo-humanities,’ and increasing use by historians of methods and techniques associated with GIS and digital mapping;
- the rise of historical perspectives and sub-disciplines in which the spatial is foregrounded (if sometimes unexamined) including environmental history, history of science, transnational history, global history and Atlantic history;
- the continuing importance attached to ‘the archive’ in empirical historical research;
- the promotion of inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches by funding councils and other academic institutions.
Papers are particularly welcomed from those who have inhabited both disciplines, a perspective that may enable the ‘everydayness’ of the relations between history and geography to be considered.
Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to BOTH convenors by Friday 29th August. In a separate paragraph, please provide details of any special audio-visual requirements or mobility requirements.
Dr David Lambert, Department of History, University of Warwick, UK: D.Lambert@warwick.ac.uk; and Dr Kirsten Greer, Departments of Geography & History, Nipissing University, Canada: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details on the ICHG Conference are available at: http://www.ichg2015.org/
Details of conference fees are available at: http://www.ichg2015.org/registration
This panel is sponsored by the Transnational Ecologies Project: http://niche-canada.org/transnational-ecologies-project/
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