The Undergraduate History Conference 2014 – Call for Papers

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This academic year the St Andrews History Society is organising its very first undergraduate history conference on Saturday 22 February 2014.

The conference is an opportunity for undergraduates to explore and expand their interests in a particular historical topic or theme in a challenging but supportive environment. Students will be able to test ideas, developing those all-important academic and professional skills.

The History Society hopes that the conference will attract undergraduate historians from other universities to St Andrews.


The theme of the 2013-14 conference is Individuals and Impact in History. The Society is requesting papers that take as their central focus an individual who made a particular impact. The theme can be widely interpretedsome issues that could be explored include:

  • Specific contributions of individuals to particular fields (science, politics, religion etc.)
  • Relationships with institutions, movements, groups or/and other individuals.
  • Approaches to the study of individuals, e.g. psychohistory, anthropology, literary approaches.
  • Representations and realities, myths and legends.

For more information on papers and how to submit a proposal please see

About standrewshistory
With over forty fulltime members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to South Asia. Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching, allowing for in-depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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