The University of Hong Kong: Spring History Symposium

21 – 22┬áMay 2019

The Department of History at the University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce its twelfth annual Spring History Symposium, which will take place on 21-22 May 2020. The symposium offers a platform for postgraduate students in Hong Kong and abroad to share their current research, to cultivate collaboration, and to meet peers and colleagues from other institutions. As Hong Kong experiences its most serious political unrest since 1997, and as uncertainty and upheaval take hold globally, historical research gains a renewed sense of urgency. We invite colleagues to present their work whilst considering how historians can meet the challenges of our current historical moment.

We welcome abstracts on topics related to modern history, broadly defined. Postgraduates from other disciplines who use historical approaches are also welcome. Presentations will last between 15 to 20 minutes and will be followed by question and answer sessions.

We invite interested colleagues to submit a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV to Adonis Li (hkuhistorysymp@gmail.com) by 1 February 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by late February. The symposium is free of charge. Lunches and refreshments will be provided.