Our University tries to organize an international conference of the PhD students in history. The University staff asked all the scientific advisors to widespread its invitation.
For this reason I send you now this invitation, hoping it could interest some of your doctoral students.
All the data are precise in this test, that you will find enclosed.
I use this opportunity in order to express you my best wishes and hope that you are all well and sane.
With highest regards,
The Doctoral School “History. Civilization. Cullture”
CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE PHD STUDENTS IN HISTORY
History and Interdisciplinarity: PhD research on the frontier of disciplines
13-14 November 2020
The doctoral school “History. Civilization Culture” of the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania has the great pleasure of inviting you to attend the fifteenth edition of its PhD conference. This jubilee edition wishes to follow existing tradition by proposing a generous theme dedicated to interdisciplinarity. Starting from Lucien Febvre’s statement that “great discoveries occur on the frontier between disciplines” this year’s conference wishes to bring together younger scholars who, in their work, use methods and research tools borrowed from adjacent disciplines.
Thus, taking into account the profile of the school, particularly its broad thematic and chronological scope, from the stone age to recent history, and its openness to interdisciplinary perspectives and active dialogue with adjacent fields, such as anthroplogy, sociology, ethnology, aestethics, art history, literature, international relations, law, psychology, philosophy, film studies, cultural studies and theology, participants have the opportunity to attend with any theme that is relevant to their PhD research.
Regardless of the chosen topic for your presentation the organisers would like to invite you to reflect on the methods deployed and the tools that may have been borrowed from other disciplines.
Continuing in the footsteps of previous editions we wish to turn this meeting of the PhD students into an international event and thus invite those interested to present their findings in English, whenever possible. We are convinced that this would encourage communication and the exchange of ideas across physical and ideological borders.
Due to the pandemic trigerred by the Covid 19 virus, regretfully, this year the conference will take place online. As the organisation of this event entails careful coordination we would ask those wishing to attend to comply strictly with all deadlines for the submission of applications.
During the last few years, the conference has been ushered in by a roundtable discussion scheduled before the official opening of the event. As Romanian society, like many others world wide, has been animated in recent years by heated debates concerning the usefulness of history as a discipline we would like to approach on this occasion the status of history as a discipline. The discussion will be focused on the question: “Is history an obsolete discipline?” This would accomodate discussions concerning the role of history in today’s world and in the future answering questions such as:
 What was and what is history today?
 What does history teach us?
 The role of history in secondary education
 A discipline much neglected by political decision makers
 In search of the best text book
 The history teacher
 How do we teach history?
 Old and new trends in historical writing
 Is history teaching an appealing occupation?
 Online teaching: benefits and disadvantages
The organisers are open to other suggestions which fall within this general theme for the roundtable discussion.
 The title of the proposed presentation (including the institutional affiliation of the applicant and the name of the PhD supervisor) and an abstract of no more than 300 words will be sent by 1 Octber 2020 to: email@example.com
 The time allocated to each presentation will be 20 minues followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
 The organisres will respond to each proposal received by 15 October 2020
 The organisers will let applicants know whether their proposal has been accepted by 1 November 2020