CALL FOR PAPERS: 2018 AHA Conference – The Scale of History

Historians make choices about the scale of their inquiry. They set parameters for their projects – temporal, geographical, social, archival – which shape their research strategies, their potential audiences, and their interpretations and arguments.

We engage with scale in a variety of ways, including: big history, microhistory, global history, local history, deep history, planetary history, biography, emotions, digital history and big data, and document analysis.

Do you write history on a grand or intimate scale? Or both?

Join us at the 2018 AHA conference in Canberra to ponder these questions and more! We welcome paper and panel proposals on any geographical area, time period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of scale.

Reflecting the location of the conference in Canberra, we also invite papers on the theme History and the National Cultural Collections which promote engagement between historians and professionals in the GLAMs sector (galleries, libraries, archives, museums).

As is customary, AHA members and affiliated societies will organise various specialised streams. Check the conference website for further updates. Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Clare Anderson, University of Leicester; Professor Mark McKenna, University of Sydney; and Professor Lynette Russell, Monash University (AHA presidential address).

Online submission of abstracts will close on 28 February 2018.

For further information please contact Convenor Dr Samuel Furphy (ANU) and Administrator Dr Karen Dowling at A call for papers flyer can be downloaded here.