Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I like to see the young people having a good time

The careful consideration of the ephemeral and dynamic meanings of places has drawn questions regarding place creation and attachment into the realm of historical study.

Graduate students at Concordia in Montreal organize and host an annual conference they call "History in the Making." They are interested in "innovative sources, unconventional methods, and the archive reimagined" -- though they can also write sentences like the one quoted above. They will be meeting in Montreal March 7 to 9 next year, and they are looking for proposals from all disciplines. The website is here.
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