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Learning From Mistakes: The History of Failure and the Failure of History
Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)
Nottingham, United Kingdom
The University of Nottingham, Department of History
“Learning From Mistakes: The History of Failure and the Failure of History”
Date: 14 June 2012
Humanities Building, University of Nottingham
History can often focus on the successful, the popular and the unchallenged. It is important for historians to explore what has not worked in history and to learn which historical perspectives or approaches have been questioned. Stories of success, victory and progress are frequently found in writings on history; however, the study of the failures and 'losers' of the past is of equal importance, and indeed is intrinsic in understanding and contextualising those more famous successes of history.
This conference will explore the theme of failure in history in two ways: firstly the various histories of failure and secondly the often contentious debates surrounding the theories, methods and approaches to history. There will be NO registration fee for this conference. In addition, we are pleased to offer all attendees lunch and a post-conference wine reception.
Please contact Ms. Emily Buchnea [email@example.com] with any questions or for a copy of the programme.
Spaces are limited so please let us know if you cannot attend.