INTERNATIONAL WORLD HISTORY CONFERENCE ---- Continuity and Rupture: From Hellenic Civilization to World History
INTERNATIONAL WORLD HISTORY CONFERENCE ----
An international World History conference is being organized by the World History Division of the Department of History, Peking University, around the general theme: Continuity and Rupture, with dual-attention to Hellenic civilization and world history. Any period of history, national or world history as a whole, can be discussed here, but the focus would be on its political and cultural aspects. However, as the organizers and participants from China know more about the oriental world than its Western counterpart, it is natural that the conference will place more emphasis on the continuity-rupture interactions in the history of the Euro-American continents as well as on its origin - the Hellenic civilization.
The conference will take place on the University Campus from 10 to 15 October, 2003, to mark the 40th anniversary of the creation of our World History Division(1963-2003). 50-60 historians in and outside China will be formally invited, pending the submission of a related paper or a substantial abstract. The deadline for sending in a pre-registration form (including a brief c.v. and passport number, spouse/companion's) and a paper or abstract is 5 March, 2003. When we receive the papers/abstracts, sessions for different sub-themes will be set. Keynote speakers and discussants will be decided through consultation.
The Organizing Committee will issue a formal invitation by the end of March. The participants are asked to take charge of their traveling expenses; but meals, accommodations, and city transport during the conference will be provided by the host organization. The working languages of the conference are Chinese and English, but most participants are expected to speak English.