What is Microhistory Now?

What is Microhistory Now?


2 June    
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research
University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

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Microhistory rose to prominence more than three decades ago after the publication of Carlo Ginzburg’s Cheese and the Worms (1976) and Natalie Davis’s Return of Martin Guerre (1983). It highlighted the agency as well as experiences of common people and challenged major narratives of historical change. By the 1990s its success in teaching history sparked anxiety that students might know more about Martin Guerre than about Martin Luther.

This workshop brings together leaders in the field to chart current microhistorical practices. It explores how such approaches can inform a new global history, the history of emotions and intellectual history, the writing and teaching of history as much as creative collaborations with artists.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Maxine Berg (University of Warwick)
  • Prof Benjamin Kaplan (UCL)
  • Prof Tom Robisheaux (Duke University)
  • Prof Emma Rothschild (Harvard University)
  • Prof Ulinka Rublack (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof Francesca Trivellato (Yale University)

Fees apply:

  • Full rate: £35
  • Concession rate: £25(Student/retired/IHR Friend)
  • Fees include refreshments and lunch

Registration link: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/8393