Trinity HistoryCon 2.0: Humanising History

Trinity HistoryCon

15-16 November 2019

The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Call for Papers

Popular media such as Game of Thrones, Assassin’s Creed, The Greatest Showman, and The Avengers have captivated audiences and opened new lines of enquiry across the arts and humanities. Each of these outlets has succeeded in large part due to their ability to contextualise and elucidate the experience of the individual in extraordinary circumstances. Whether fantasy or historical, they invite audiences to love, hate, and empathise with each character.

This year, Trinity HistoryCon invites proposals of no more than 300 words for twenty-minute presentations examining historical individuals, both real and imagined, in popular media. Presentations should be crafted for a general audience. All historical eras will be considered.

Trinity HistoryCon celebrates the nexus of popular media and the study of history, bringing together members of the public, entertainment professionals, academics, and cosplayers to explore the influences of film, television, comics, music, and other forms of popular media, on how we imagine our past and present worlds. All approaches and disciplines are invited to participate.

All proposals should be submitted via the form on our website by 15 August 2019 


Trinity HistoryCon is free and open to all.

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