Event: History week 2021: Rupture: A Historical Perspective
Date: 27-29 October
The Malta Historical Society would like to announce the theme ‘Rupture: A Historical Perspective’ for History Week 2021. The presence of rupture has been central to the story of humankind from the dawn of time.
Rupture is manifested through the uncertainty that accompanies major societal upheaval, which could lead to suppression, where progress addressing societal inequalities is stalled, stunted or reversed. However, it can also engender innovation, serving as a catalyst for social and political transformation.
Rupture is sometimes considered insignificant at the very moment it unfolds, yet it gradually becomes clear that it embeds within it a great impact from a historical perspective. Adopting the longue durée approach allows disruption to be evaluated not as a singular momentous situation but as a series of events that exhibit change in patterns of behaviour. Rupture, and its magnitude, is thus a social construct, a reflection of how society interprets and acts on the nature of such events.
Following the call for papers for this event, the MHS organizing committee and advisory board will make a selection of papers to be presented. Submitted abstracts will be held in full confidence during the reviewing process.
Successful candidates will be notified by 31 July 2021. Successful candidates who wish their paper to be published, are to present the full text to the MHS by 17 October 2021.
Submitted papers will be held in full confidence during the reviewing process. In the event that the sessions will not be held in person owing to health restrictions, the Malta Historical Society History Week 2021 will proceed online, in a virtual manner