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Call for Papers for the BAA Annual Conference 2022, July 7-9 in Munich

 

Call for Papers for the Bavarian American Academy (BAA) Annual Conference 2022, July 7-9, with the topic "Representations and Uses of the American Revolution in Past and Present" .

 

With this call, we invite papers from all disciplines that explore the actors, media, representations, and uses of the American Revolution for different historical contexts and against the background of concepts such as cultural transfer, transculturation, the transnational national, travelling concepts, or fractured continuities.

 

Our aim is not only to show the multitude of interpretations of the American Revolution and its very diverse effects, how interpretations change mutatis mutandis across time and space. We will also discuss how much a "past event" such as the American Revolution continues to be present, and how it is subject to change. Which narratives relating to the American Revolution were utilized, forgotten and (re-)discovered when, where, by whom and for which reasons. Where are the limits of these diverse perspectives? When, where, and why do these narratives serve as a means to gloss over / overwrite / hide deeply rooted historical, political, and cultural contradictions. When do they become counter factual? And who decides on the factual?

 

Please send your proposal by 31 October 2021 to volker.depkat@ur.de, karsten.fitz@uni-passau.de, and susanne.lachenicht@uni-bayreuth.de.

 

More information on the BAA Conference 2022.

 

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