HoW: History on Wednesday
Cindy McCreery | University of Sydney
How hard/useful can it be? Setting up an online international history conference and new research network
In this talk Cindy McCreery will discuss the rationale for and design of both an online international conference and a new research network. The conference is ‘Going Platinum: Australian responses to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-2022’ and the network is ‘Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective’. This conference will form the first major activity of the new research network, which aims to bring together researchers and projects that examine monarchy in the period c.1800 to the present, with a particular focus on views from the ‘Global South’. After a brief overview of the steps and challenges involved in setting up these projects, Cindy will reflect on the opportunities which online conferences and research networks offer historians both at the University of Sydney and beyond.
Biography: Dr Cindy McCreery is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on monarchy and colonialism. She has recently co-edited 3 Manchester University Press volumes, a Royal Studies Journal special issue and a forthcoming Oxford University Press volume. She is currently researching late nineteenth-early twentieth century travel by British and Hawaiian royals, and completing a monograph on Prince Alfred’s global voyages, 1867–71. In 2022 she will convene an international online conference, ‘Going Platinum: Australian responses to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-2022’ as part of the new ‘Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective’ research network.
The Department of History hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Everyone is welcome to attend.
12:10-1:30pm Wednesday 3 November 2021
On Zoom. An invitation will be sent to everyone registered for the seminar series on the day before the event.
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The Department of History is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI)
The Convenor of History on Wednesday is Dr Hélène Sirantoine | Click here to email
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