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      'The Past in the Present', UOL History Department Annual PGR Conference. in Liverpool

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      May 14, 2019

      Tuesday   9:30 AM

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      'The Past in the Present', UOL History Department Annual PGR Conference.

      Postgraduate researchers (PGRs) at the University of Liverpool warmly invite participants and attendees to the Department of History’s annual Postgraduate Research Conference. The theme of this year’s event will be The Past in the Present. At a time in which claims and narratives about the past are deployed to justify action (and inaction), relevance in the present, and often - quite simply - for self-promotion, the historian assumes a critically important, though sometimes contentious and questionable role. By focusing on innovative methodologies, and offering postgraduate students with any historical focus the opportunity to showcase their wide-ranging and interdisciplinary approaches to historical research, the conference will facilitate the sharing and development of ideas on the role of the past in the present. Papers, organised into thematic, methodological or ‘issue-based’ panels, will be ten minutes in length, and will be followed by five minutes of feedback questions for each paper. There will also be a further ten minutes for questions and comments at the close of each panel. Research poster submissions are also welcome in either digital or printed form and will be displayed in a dedicated space at the conference venue. The Past in the Present will provide valuable experience for all speakers, and promote a space for the sharing of ideas and fostering of conversations. By providing a platform for participants to discuss their methodologies, and network with a broader PGR community in a supportive environment, the conference aims to build a greater sense of community among History PGRs in the North West. Note: (Refreshments are provided for both participent and attendees - Vegan selection avaliable) Programme Confirmed: Department of History   Annual Postgraduate Research Conference  ‘The Past in the Present’    Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 1     Panel One: 9:30 – 10.30   New questions and approaches: Working With Archives and challenging data-sets  Chair: Peter Buckles  Ashleigh Hawkins: Sundry but by no means insignificant: Creating a dataset from an historic Sundry Enquiries Book  Emily Gibbs: ‘Thank god this is anonymous’: Data Protection, oral history and the future of the archive  Harry Roberts – When the archives turn: archival politicisation and the (re)writing of the past Panel Two: 10:30 – 11.30   Revisiting politics on the Left in the 1970s  Chair: Tom Morrissey  David Grealy : Rhodesia, 1977-79: David Owen, the Labour Party and the Human Rights ‘Breakthrough’  Emily McIndoe: A Cold-War Conundrum: British ‘Aid’ to El Salvador, 1970-2009  Kerry McGiveron: ‘We’ll Have to Fight Any Government’: Big Flame, the Ford Strike and Socialist Unity 1978-1979    Break: Tea, Coffee & Biscuits: 11:30 – 11:45    Panel Three: 11:45 – 12:45    Crises and Uncertainties: Collisions of the Past in the Present  Chair: Dominic Bridge  Tom Morrissey: ’The English Reformation was the First Brexit’: Comparing Brexit and the English Reformation in Contemporary Media  Peter Buckles: Uncertainty and Business in the Eighteenth Century and the Present  Ian Jones: Barclays' use of history and the role of the corporate archive     Lunch: 12:45 – 13:30    Poster Session (Lecture Theatre 3): 13:30 – 14:00    Panel Four: 14:00 – 15:00   Bodies, Emotions, and Experiences: Histories of confinement in a moment of mass incarceration  Chair: David Grealy  Deborah Molyneux : Navigating the Asylum: Emotions, Experience and Learning Disabilities 1870-1948  Patricia Harrison: ‘A One Act Extravaganza’:  Prison Suicide in England and Wales 1865 – 1895  Catherine Tully:  'To hang a woman is an enormity, to hang an imbecile is a crime': Public Resistance to the Execution of Mary Ann Ansell (1899)      Break: Tea, Coffee & Biscuits: 15:00 – 15:15      Panel Five: 15:15 – 16:15   Language, Memory and the Senses: Regulating the Body over time  Chair: Ian Jones  Heather Cowan: ‘She could call nothing her own’: Reproductive Language in Legislation and Medical Literature between 1624 and 1651.  Emma Copestake: ‘And this was condoned by the boss’: Memories of Health and Safety on the Docks in Twentieth-Century Liverpool.   Frank Thorpe: Body odour and our discontents: attitudes towards smell in personal hygiene in modern Britain    Closing Remarks: 16:15 – 16:30  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      Department of History   Postgraduate Research Conference:  ‘The Past in the Present’    Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 2      Panel One: 9:30 – 10.30   Chronicling the Recent Past: New Histories of Commemoration, Professions and Charities Chair: Louise Roberts   Liam Markey: Mediating Militarism: Chronicling 100 years of British ‘military victimhood’ from print to digital, 1918-2018  Felix Goodbody: General Practice in Liverpool: 1930-1948  Zoe Chapman: A History of North West Cancer Research      Panel Two: 10:30 – 11.30   Spectacular Historical Bodies in Film and Television  Chair: Matt McCall  Louise Roberts: Le Freak C'est Chic: ‘The Greatest Showman’ and Modern Identity Politics  Cat Crossley: Shifting the Final Frontier: Medieval Monstrous Men and the Star Trek Universe  Danica Ramsey-Brimberg: ‘Just Give Me a Good Old Viking Funeral’: Depictions of Viking Age Burials in Movies    Break: Tea, Coffee & Biscuits: 11:30 – 11:45    Panel Three: 11:45 – 12:45  Sites of community, justice and solidarity: Peoples, Places and the Press  Chair: Frank Thorpe   Laurence Westgaph:  Revealing the Presence of Black People in Early Nineteenth-Century Liverpool  Billie-Gina Thomason: Exploring the lives of Gender Passing Individuals in the Nineteenth Century British Press  Helen Houghton-Foster: The Environment and Justice: Staffordshire c. 1550-1750      Lunch: 12:45 – 13:30    Poster Session (Lecture Theatre 3): 13:30 – 14:00    Panel Four: 14:00 – 15:00   New Themes and Methods in the History of the Book: Publishers, Texts and their Readers in the long 18th Century  Chair: Ashleigh Hawkins   Hannah Kelly: Eighteenth-Century Readers and Their Books Abroad: Books in Estates Inventories, Commonplace Books, and Empire in India, 1780-1833  Dominic Bridge: Beyond the score: musical para-text in the long eighteenth century   Joshua Smith: The Anti-Jacobin Novels and Their Publishers, 1789-1814.      Break: Tea, Coffee & Biscuits: 15:00 – 15:15    Closing Remarks: 16:15 – 16:30   

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