Taking the Past Into the Future is a postgraduate unconference designed to provide postgraduate researchers in history with the opportunity to voice their thoughts and ideas about the developments that will shape their future careers and the future of the discipline within which they work. Participants will put together position papers dealing with an issue of their choice – be it open access, impact, or the ramifications of the explosion of data for future historians. These papers will be read, discussed, and refined during the residential unconference, and will ultimately be compiled to produce a set of unconference proceedings, which will be made freely available, deposited in open access repositories, and circulated to individuals and institutions shaping academic policy today.

You can read our call for papers here, and can follow our blog to find out about our latest unconference news.

The unconference is organised by Dawn Hollis, Sarah White, and Jason Varner, all PhD students at the University of St Andrews, and is generously supported by the St Andrews School of History and CAPOD (Centre for Academic and Professional Development).

If you have any questions, please write to unconference.past.future@gmail.com.

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