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Contested histories and the parameters of resistance

Tuesday 3 July 2012, 9.00AM to 6.00pm

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

  • Dr Alan Rice (University of Central Lancashire)
  • Dr Richard Benjamin (International Slavery Museum, Liverpool)

A one-day interdisciplinary conference 

Throughout the day, we aim to explore the different ways in which narratives, cultural artefacts, spaces and places are creatively used and reused to perform acts of resistance which contest authoritative versions of history. In line with this we hope to raise questions about the different kinds of impact these processes may have on people, stories and understandings of the past and indeed the present.
Conference presentations will be followed by a discussion, led by Dr Zoë Norridge (University of York), which will explore both the theory and the practice of resisting official histories and interrogate the parameters of resistance.
Please see our conference website for a full programme and further information on presents and papers, and the registration form:

Due to generous funding from the Humanities Research Centre and the Centre for Modern Studies at the University of York, attendance is FREE and lunch and coffee/tea will be  provided but places are limited, so please register by sending the registration form to by 15th June 2012. 

Location: Berrick Saul Building, University of York