Presentation formats

All abstracts will be peer reviewed by a voluntary team

Papers and symposia presentations

We invite conference proposals for individual papers, paired papers or panels/symposia from students, scholars and historians from all backgrounds. Papers and other presentations should be linked to the conference themes, be authoritative and presented in language that is clear and understandable. The organisers encourage proposals for panels that bring together contributions from the three disciplines involved or  around the sub-theme of the influence of outside agencies such as the Carnegie Corporation Of New York or British Council. Panels should have at least three participants (including a chair). All the panel/colloquium participants must be listed in the submission, listing the chair or leader as the primary contact/author, and the other presenters as co-authors. Panel organizers are responsible for the arrangement of all the presenters under their proposed topics. It is expected that individual accepted paper will take approximately 20 minutes and panels of three or more will usually be scheduled for one hour. Proposals submitted by new scholars, postgraduate and graduate students are also very welcome. We also encourage post-graduate and graduate students to  consider the following formats for presentation at the special graduate and  post graduate sessions which will be conducted as part of the conference. Special rates will apply for students for these sessions. 

A picture and 1000 words

We welcome proposed presentations that consist of a picture of an artefact, a place or an image and a short paper (maximum 1000 words) analysing or interpreting the picture’s historical significance and relevance to the conference themes. The picture will be projected during the delivery of the paper which should take approximately ten minutes.

Digital Historical Narrative

We welcome proposed presentations in the form of digital historical narratives.  Digital historical narratives are the practice of using computer-based tools to capture an event, place, story or experience from the past and bring it to life. These presentations usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music.  Using electronic artefacts, and/or images a 2-5 minute “movie” or slideshow is created that includes audio, video, photographs, and text. These presentations will screened in a session as part of the conference and present an opportunity for research to be showcased.  Resources for those not familiar with this process can be found at the following addresses.