Today is our Fifth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy of History Conference and we have come interesting papers – I am looking forward to it. Below is the programme:
Philosophy of History: Truths, Power, Ethics
Fifth Annual Undergraduate Conference
Friday 5 December 2014
Senior Common Room
10.10 Welcome: Mark Donnelly & Claire Norton
10.15 Panel One: Whose truths?
- Joe Hooper, Paul Antick’sBhopal to Bridgehampton. Does the use of fictive devices make an account any less valid?
- Joanne Rolling, Zlata’s Diary: An Exposition of Truth from the Siege of Sarajevo.
- Alexandra Melham, Fact and fiction: can we learn from historical novels?
- Jack Cooke, State controlled history: Memory and the manipulation of the masses.
11.00 Refreshment Break
11.15 Panel Two: Museums, remains and representations
- Lorna McGrath, Museums: how are they presenting history?
- Ciaran Clint, ‘The Burden of History:’ Activism, Museums and Disobedient Objects.
- Georgina Woolfe, When will the dead be able to Rest in Peace? Human Remains and their place in museums.
- Caitlin Jennings, To what extent do Interpretive Communities influence how history is written?
- Nadia Townsend, What makes Truman Capote’s bookIn Cold Blood an historical account?
12.15 Break for lunch
12.45 Panel Three: Memory, memorials, Mau Mau
- Ashleigh Weaver, Death and Memory as Tools of Activism: The Anarchist Subculture in America, 1890-1939.
- Emily Lundie Authority in a historicised world: exploiting the past and the politics of collective memory and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
- Fatima Ullah,The rightful remembrance for the Mau Mau?
- Maria Alempic, Mau Mau and the function of history
- Amy Mawson, Why memorials can be problematic.
1.45 Panel Four: Fact, fiction and naming
- Sebastian Reynolds, Blurring the Boundaries of History: Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’.
- Rhianna Doran, ‘Maus: a challenge to Power, historical methodology and the fact/fiction divide.’
- Harry Batory, Does historical fiction and literature produce similar or dissimilar narratives?
- Cate Blackmore, No Longer a Terrorist Movement: A discussion on interpretive naming and the change in theoretical discourse in relation to Apartheid South Africa.
2.30 Refreshment Break
2.45 Panel Five: Pedagogy and authority over the past
- Cas Hance, History, authority and teaching the national curriculum
- Aimee Garraghan, The Second World War and Key stage 3 History curriculum
- James Dodd, The use of a textbook as a symbol of authority
- Maria Bourke Are historical films representative of historical truth?
- Anthony O’Reilly, Should we eradicate the authority of history?
3.45 Panel Six: Making histories
- Siobhan Trainor, Are historical accounts written using innovative or experimental forms a less reliable source?
- Plum Bou-Assouf, Title unconfirmed
- Lydia Birch, Title unconfirmed
- Anthony Wareham, Title unconfirmed
4.30 Closing remarks