Indiana University Bloomington

People and Preoccupations

Intersections of Identity, Tradition and Resistance

This year’s conference seeks to utilize a variety of sources and perspectives to explore the interrelationship of people and occupations, broadly construed as both historical and conceptual, and the wide-ranging intersections of identity, tradition and resistance that encompass this relationship. The conference aims to highlight intersections of both historical and interdisciplinary value and to engage with multifaceted themes that are particularly relevant to numerous contemporary fields of historical inquiry, both inside and outside the academy. Our hope is to engage with historical topics that not only cross disciplinary boundaries, but that reach within and beyond the social and academic borders that influence our understandings of self and society



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