Historians’ Workshop cordially invites proposals for the Virtual Early Career Conference. The conference will be held on 31st August, 2020. We seek for papers on any topics, periods, and regions from across the historical scholarship. Faced with the global pandemic of COVID-19, academia is currently undergoing dynamic changes. A number of annual conferences as well as small academic meetings have moved online. These transitions reflect a widespread conviction that numerous changes of these days are long-lasting transformations.
We believe that such online platforms enable us to communicate more easily beyond spatial boundaries. Accordingly, we propose to initiate an interaction among young scholars beyond both disciplinary and geographical borders.
We would like to invite young scholars from various fields of the historical scholarship, including art, gender, political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history. Thus far, early career researchers have often presented at discipline-specific conferences where audiences share background knowledge. But we find it harder to get opportunities to present our papers to fellow historians who do not necessarily share the expertise. This Virtual Early Career Conference fills this gap, and provides an avenue for sharing our research with broader audiences. To do this, we need to organize and arrange contents more concisely and effectively. And for this purpose, we invite an experienced scholar as a commentator.
In order to improve presentation techniques in online settings, which is another aim of this conference, speakers are warmly invited to attend an optional rehearsal session, held earlier on the conference. We hope that through this conference we could also build an international network among young historians.
Paper abstract up to 250 words in English and a 1-page CV should be sent to: inagaki-kentaro157[a]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Kentaro Inagaki) by 26 July, 2020. The results will be noticed no later than on 31 July, 2020.
For questions and clarifications, please contact at inagaki-kentaro157[a]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Kentaro Inagaki)
Abstract Submission due: 26 July 2020
Eligibility: Postgraduates and anyone within 8 years of finishing a doctoral degree
Date: 31 August 2020 (13: 00-18: 00 JST, full schedule TBC)
Format: presentation (20minutes) + Q&A session (15 minutes)
Registration Fee: Free