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Friday, March 27, 2009

Conference Alert: Televising History 2009

Televising History 2009 conference
University of Lincoln, 22-25 July 2009

A diverse, and interdisciplinary, international 3-day conference open to media professionals, archivists, museum professionals and scholars, with papers given on the broad themes of representing the past on TV and in other fora. The conference forms part of the Televising History 1995-2010 AHRC-funded research project:<>

Dr David Starkey has been confirmed as keynote speaker, and Prof Pierre Sorlin (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris); Prof Jay Winter (Yale University); Prof John Corner (University of Liverpool) and Dr Alison Landsberg (George Mason University) are confirmed plenary speakers.

Proposals for papers and panels are most welcome; themes of panels are suggested on the conference website (below). The deadline for proposals, to be submitted to<> is 1 April 2009. We would be grateful if you could keep abstracts to a maximum of 150 words. Please contact Erin Bell or Ann Gray with any questions:<> and<>
Please do forward this to colleagues and postgraduate students. Further information is available on the conference website:

Dr Laurie Garrison
Lecturer in English
University of Lincoln

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