Call For Papers: Trinity History Con
Friday, 31 August 2018, 5 – 6pm
How did you fall in love with history? Many people are first exposed to historical information through popular media: films, books, and comics. Writers of fiction use historical research to enrich their work. In turn, historical fiction, and fantasy inspired by historical events or cultures inspire generations of historians and academics.
HistoryCon is an interdisciplinary event celebrating the relationship between popular media and academic research, historical research and a personal relationship with popular media. The talks and panels will explore this relationship across different media and eras of history. These talks and panels will be aimed at mixed audiences. HistoryCon seeks to engage and invite the general public into the academic sphere. Although HistoryCon arises from historical research specifically, this call is open to all disciplines. Interdisciplinary submissions are particularly welcome.
HistoryCon invites abstracts of no more than 300 words for fifteen-minute talks examining the connection between any popular media and any aspect of history from Antiquity to the Enlightenment. Presentations should connect historical research to a widely accessible and noteworthy film, television show, book, or comic. They should be suitable for a mixed audience of ages 12 and up.
Historical costumes and cosplay are welcome at HistoryCon. Presenters are particularly encouraged to cosplay to complement their talk, where possible.
Examples of titles of talks (for examples of abstracts, see duhistorycon.wordpress.com):
Early Medieval Monasticism and the Jedi Order
The Mighty Thor: Norse Mythology Through a Comic Lens
How Sources Rap: Representation of Historical Figures from Hamilton to Childish
All submissions must be received by September 1, 2018
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub
Room: Trinity History Con
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Exhibits, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: duhistorycon.wordpress.com