CFP: Empires and their Contested Pasts (Ireland) (12/31/06; 5/18/07-5/20/07)

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Jennifer M Regan
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Empires and their contested pasts

28th Irish Conference of Historians

at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

18–20 May 2007

We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of the general theme of
empires and their contested pasts. There is no restriction on chronology,
location, or type of empire. Comparative studies and papers examining
historiographical debates and/or contestations of race, religion, gender,
class, and culture will be welcomed. We particularly invite proposals from
postgraduate students.

The conference is preceded by the 2007 Wiles Lectures on 15–18 May, when
Professor Christopher Bayly will speak on ‘Empire and liberalism: India and
beyond’. Our aim is to build upon the Wiles themes and to explore the
complexities, controversies, and contradictions of empires and history more

Confirmed participants include Christopher Bayly, Richard Drayton, Bill
Nasson, Nicholas Canny, Jane Ohlmeyer, and Simon Potter.

300-word proposals should be sent to Dr Robert Blyth (,
before 31 December 2006. The conference programme will be drawn up by the
end of January 2007. General enquiries about the conference can be directed
to Robert Blyth, Keith Jeffery ( or Elaine Doyle

School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7

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