IV Congreso Internacional Historia a Debate
Santiago de Compostela, 15-19 de diciembre de 2010

 



4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HISTORY UNDER DEBATE
Santiago de Compostela, 15-19 December 2010
www.h-debate.com/English/index2.htm  

CALL FOR PAPERS 

This is the fourth time, and the second this century, that we call out to historians from around the world to make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela to debate the field of history, the great events and historical processes that we are witnessing, and the demands of other cultural, political and social subjects that have a part in the writing of history.  

We will be looking at what the job of the historian should be like in the 21st century. New ways of working with sources and theories, of orienting the didactics of history, of connecting with readers and viewers through new technology. By developing new paradigms, networks and tendencies such as History under Debate and others that arise from the new realities of the century.  

We shall come together from the common ground of methodology, epistemology, historiography, immediate history and digital history at the defragmentation of an ancient science that seeks a new source in the age of globalization without surrendering the historiographic breakthroughs of the 20th century that are now being reformulated. 

Living academic history more globally and collectively means showing a concern for our shared present, contributing our historical knowledge to the understanding and evolution of the major issues of a global “now” that is determining more and more how history and the humanities and social sciences in general are studied.  

TOPICS

THEMATIC SECTIONS
 

I. THE HISTORIAN’S JOB

1. New connections between historians and their sources

2. Paradigmatic innovations

3. New educational paradigm

4. Historians, audience and values

5. The new and the old in the theory of history

 

II. HISTORIOGRAPHY

1. 20th century schools, 21th century challenges

2. From specialities to general debate

3. Two decades of History under Debate

4. Networks and current tendencies

5. Paradigm historiography

6. Historiography and political contexts

 

ROUND TABLES

 

I. IMMEDIATE HISTORY

A. Obama’s century

B. 2008-2010 crisis a historical approach

C. World governance: past and future

D. Global social movement: past and future

E. The stagnation of Europe

F. Latin America in the process of transformation

G. History and climate change

H. History and universal justice

 

II. HISTORY, SUBJECTS, WRITING

I. One’s own historian

J. Academic history and historical fiction

K. Historians and historical memory

L. Archeology, corporations and the State

LL. Bologna and the teaching of history



ACCEPTED PAPERS

175 papers and text tables have been registered at the congress, from universities and research centres from 21 countries: Spain, Mexico, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, Finland, Colombia, Germany, Argentina, Italy, Japan, Venezuela, Iran, England, Austria, Nigeria, Luxembourg, Ecuador, Peru, the Netherlands.

You can see titles, abstracts and Curriculum Vitae in the “accepted papers” link on our website (
Ponencias aceptadas), where you can also have access to the general program and specific program of the live broadcast on December 15-19, 2010.


PARTNER ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS


500 academic institutions (
instituciones académicas) in Spain and 33 countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania are working with the international network “History Under Debate” in the promotion of the call and the organization of this IV
Congress:

Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, USA, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Peru, Ecuador, France, Finland, Chile, England, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Russia, Austria, Ukraine, Holland, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Hungary, Luxembourg, India, Nigeria, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel.

DATA

You can see and download the congress poster at:

http://www.h-debate.com/congresos/4/cartel/cartel0.htm

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Communication Sciences (North Campus, University of Santiago de Compostela).
There will be a simultaneous translation service: Spanish-English / English-Spanish.
The conference will be broadcast live via video, as in 2004, via the website: www.h-debate.com  and www.usc.es
Three volumes will be published, with the speeches and the transcriptions from the
round tables, and added to the previous 12 volumes of the former congresses (1993, 1999 and 2004).

PRESS OFFICE

Xan PEREIRA (Galician, Spanish)
Mobile 650 896 354
Flavia PASCARIELLO (Italian, English, French)
Mobile 675049365
prensah.debate@gmail.com


GENERAL COORDINATOR

Carlos Barros (University of Santiago de Compostela)
cbarros@wanadoo.es
www.cbarros.com


ADDRESS
 
IV International Congress to Debate History
PO Box 427
15780 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
tel. (34) 881 81 26 21
fax (34) 981 81 48 97
h-debate@cesga.es
www.h-debate.com


SPONSORSHIP

Xunta de Galicia
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo
Spain