Conference Details

Histories Seen and Unseen

Atlanta, GA
March 30 - April 1, 2017

Recounting the lives of ordinary people as opposed to elites means casting familiar narratives in a new light. Rather than study the military commander drafting the battle plans, we examine the life of the soldiers on the front line enacting them. Instead of discussing the macroeconomic implications of women entering the workforce, we study the changes in family life as women leave the home. This approach means recognizing that history is a lived, personal experience. As famed English historian G.M. Trevelyan has argued, “Every true history must force us to remember that the past was once as real as the present and as uncertain as the future.”

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