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Conflicts and crises define eras and connect the past to the present. Global pandemics,environmental catastrophes, human rights inequalities, and ongoing humanitarianemergencies are but a few examples of the challenges that societies face today informed byhistorical legacies and contingencies. The aim of this conference is to reflect on how westudy historical and ongoing crises, to provoke new approaches and frameworks, and toconsider how individuals, societies, and historians have experienced, conceptualised, andreacted to crises broadly defined.



This year's theme, Histories in Crisis, proves to be provocative and insightful. We have a fantastic line-up of twelve presenters and a keynote presentation from the brilliant Dr Amanda Power. This year's presenters have been arranged into four panels, and each panel will consist of three presentations of 20 minutes followed by questions and discussion from the audience. There are 30 minute breaks between each panel.

Download the programme pdf.

The conference will take place online via Zoom. All are welcome and attendance is free, but advance registration is required. For any questions please contact the conference convenors: