Department of History

Call for Papers - Created Identities Conference

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Deadline 3 July 2020

Created Identities is an interdisciplinary conference exploring historical and contemporary perspectives on identity in societies.

There is a call for research papers across arts, humanities and social sciences. 

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 will 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.

Download the Call for Papers to read the full details.

The conference is organised by a group of postgraduate researchers (PGRs) in the School of Humanities - Lauren Sisson, Rebecca Wheddon, Frederick Lloyd Williams, Harriet Clarke and Matt McGinn - in collaboration with PGRs, Thomas Wood and Mikel Herran Subiñas, from the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester respectively.

Notice from the organisers regarding Covid-19

We are going ahead with the planning for this conference and initiating the call for papers. Depending on how the current lockdown is eased, the conference will be designed and run in person or, if this is not possible, as an online conference. A decision will be made when more information is available, and this will be communicated to participants and attendees.

Contact the organisers


Posted on Wednesday 20th May 2020

Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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