Call for Papers – Interpreting The Past In The Present: Place, Monuments and Boundaries

Interpreting The Past In The Present: Place, Monuments and Boundaries

Friday 28th March 2014
Culture Lab Space 7
12.30-5pm

Bringing together researchers from diverse subject areas, this half-day event hosted by the Cultural Significance of Place Research Group will consider how monuments and boundaries constructed in the ancient to recent past continue to be used, negotiated and re-framed in the present. Through a number of talks, including Prof. Sian Jones (The University of Manchester), Prof. Peter Stone (Newcastle University), Susannah Eckersley (Newcastle University) and Myra Tolan-Smith (English Heritage), the event will explore the ways in which monuments and boundaries can be said to live ‘multiple lives’, how existing interpretations are changed, expanded or confirmed, and the impact of this (re-)interpretation on notions of identity, value and place.

We now welcome abstracts from early career researchers and research students at Newcastle University who would like to take part [e.g. by giving a paper, running an activity, performing or presenting work in progress for no more then 20 minutes]. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and should be sent to Emma Coffield (e.j.coffield@newcastle.ac.uk) by Friday 7th March.

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