CFP: Workshop on Historiography & Theory

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 12/5/2010.

19th May 2010, 3.00-4.30pm

Following last year’s workshop on social history, we are pleased to invite research students and staff to participate in a discussion around Professor Joyce’s newly published Past & Present article, ‘What is the social in social history?’.

Professor Patrick Joyce has been contributing to research and reflection on cultural and social history and historiography for over 30 years. In this article he explores the changing historiographical uses of ‘culture’ and ‘society’ since the 1990s and signals new directions in the writing of history that go beyond this divide, addressing questions of materiality, inequality and the state.

There will be a short introduction to the themes of the article by Patrick Joyce, followed by open discussion. Research students are particularly encouraged to attend and participate with comments, questions and interventions.

The article can be found in the latest issue of Past & Present (February 2010), available through the JRUL electronic resources webpage, or as a pre-publication proof available on Patrick Joyce’s website:



This workshop is supported by the SAGE Programme of the

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester.

For further information, please contact Pedro Ramos Pinto


Unfortunately, the Historiography & Theory Workshop, ‘What is the social in social History’ with Patrick Joyce has been cancelled.

Our sincere apologies if this has inconvenienced you. We are considering running a slightly larger event on this theme next semester, so please do not hesitate to contact Pedro Ramos Pinto if you have any suggestions.

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