Call for Papers and Ideas: True North 2016

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CALL FOR PAPERS AND IDEAS

Deadline: 3 January 2016

TRUE NORTH CONFERENCE: RE-WRITING HISTORY
18-19 March 2016, Helmsdale, Scotland

Timespan is holding its annual True North Conference on the subject of re-writing history. We invite you to reflect on the cultural values we inscribe on the past, the processes and methodologies of writing history and the question of context and selection.

Over the last few years our programme has been concerned with the concept of North. We have been investigating our identity, what remoteness means to us and how we are connected in the past, present and future. We want to pause for a moment to discuss and share the means of how stories can be told.

The True North conference is for everyone: it is for artists, historians, academics, curators, or researchers; for those with an interest in thinking about the past or dreaming about the future.

We invite you to submit your paper or your idea by the 2nd of January 2016. International contributions are welcome.

Types of presentation:
5 min presentation: Submit an outline of a project or topic relevant to the theme of the conference of up to 200 words alongside a short biography of up to 100 words. Free conference ticket.

20 min presentation: Submit an abstract of up to 750 words alongside a short biography of up to 200 words. Free conference ticket + fee of £75 + travel and accommodation.

45 min workshop: Submit a proposal of up to 500 words alongside a biography of up to 200 words. Workshops may take place within Timespan or in the village. Free conference ticket + fee of £100 + travel and accommodation.

Installation / performance: Submit a brief proposal outlining your idea for the conference of up to 750 words alongside a brief biography of up to 200 words. Your idea can be an existing or new piece of work that you consider suitable for the context of the conference. In your application, please include three examples of your work as weblinks, video, image or text. Please indicate if you require any equipment, and submit a budget outlining any additional costs. Free conference ticket + fee of £150 + travel and accommodation.

Your proposal might address questions such as: What does re-writing History mean in a Northern context? How do we want to write history for the future? What creative means can we employ to evaluate and renew methodologies of writing history? In what ways is myth making and storytelling part of writing histories? Histories, History and history – what definitions are relevant today?

Please send your application to Anna Vermehren by email – director@timespan.org.uk. Include the category you are applying for in the subject of your email.