October Update

Hi Guys,

As many of you would know, the outcomes for abstract submissions were sent out several weeks ago. We had an enormous range and volume of submissions which we enjoyed reading and have already led us to think about a plethora of subjects and sources in new ways. We know that this will only continue with the papers themselves! Unfortunately, the number of submissions meant that we could not accept all the papers that were submitted to this year’s conference but we appreciate the time and effort everyone went to, whether or not the submission was successful.

That said, we recognise that there is still a variety of information and preparation that needs to take place to ensure that this year’s conference – and your attendance at it – goes off without a hitch. If you have signed up to present and/or attend the Histories Past, History’s Future conference, we are currently sending out information relating to accommodation and general information relating to the campus itself.

However, please note that we will provide a more detailed outline of such information and a copy of the program itself, in the coming few weeks. Just to remind everyone to please,  if you have not already, register your attendance for the conference. This includes indicating whether or not you would like to attend the optional dinner on Thursday. This will be relatively informal, with a set price per head (around $30) and cash bar. More information on this will be provided in the coming weeks. We are also trying to organise the day catering, so if you have any allergies or specific requirements please let us know via email.

Thanks again for all your interest in what is already shaping up to be a fantastic conference.


Felicity on behalf of the Sydney University Postgraduate History Conference Committee.