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Created Identities



5 September 2020


9:00 - 17:30


Online via Microsoft Teams




Booking ends 12 noon 04-09-20

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An Interdisciplinary Research Conference

Identities have been created, manipulated and appropriated for a myriad of reasons over the centuries, often reflecting wider social phenomena, new interactions, and new technologies. A stronger understanding of the mechanisms through which identities were, and continue to be, created, alongside the reasons for doing so, benefits our understanding and perception of both historical and contemporary society.

Identity is ubiquitous, yet flexible and elusive, and accordingly should not be approached through a single established framework: the topic naturally lends itself to an interdisciplinary approach. As such, this event will bring together researchers and specialists from different fields across the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in contributions that delve into the topic of created identities.

This conference shall provide an opportunity for early-career researchers to present their research and increase interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. The aim of the conference is to share high quality contributions from ongoing and early research. Speakers will be offered the opportunity to be published in the peer-reviewed journal Midlands Historical Review. 

Conference themes include:  

  • national and ethnic identities
  • religious, gender, sexual, or socio-economic identities     
  • intersectional creation of identities and their interaction
  • creation of identities and their appropriation
  • the interaction and clash between normative and counter-normative (subversive) identities
  • the destruction of identities

Event Format

The conference will take place on Microsoft Teams, a video chat and conferencing app. There will be presentations and discussions throughout the day.

If you would like to join the conference please register for your spot via the booking tab and we will send an email invitation to the Microsoft Teams event platform prior to the conference. 

Booking ends 12 noon the day before. 

Who are we?

This is a collaborative event organised by postgraduate researchers at University of Nottingham, University of Leicester and University of Birmingham. 

Contact the organiser

Created Identities Organisers

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Call for papers

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Deadline 15 July




The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151