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Truth, lies and myths in history: is 'fake news' old news?

Nottingham Trent University’s Postgraduate History Conference team are pleased to announce this year’s conference, taking place on the 21st June 2017.

With the new media focus on ‘Fake News’, this one-day interdisciplinary conference invites papers that deal with the questions of truth and lies, myth-making, propaganda, and historical subjectivity within historical and academic research. Is ‘Fake News’ a new thing? Researchers may choose to consider the difficulties of finding ‘truth’ through their research, or how the subjects of their research dealt with controlling facts, information, and even reality.

We invite proposals from postgraduates and early-career researchers, not just from History and Heritage, but from all branches of the Humanities. The papers may address any period.  Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes in length.

We also invite proposals for specifically themed panels, either from one subject area, or from individual institutions. Furthermore, MA and MRes students may, if they wish, propose shorter 10 minutes papers, which will be grouped onto a single panel. They are also welcome to submit for 20 minute papers. We also invite any students who wish to do so to make a poster about their research, which will be displayed at the conference.

Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent to the Conference Team at (or alternatively Eddie Cheetham at by 15/05/2017

Successful submissions will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.

Postgraduates (including MA/MRes) from across the School of Arts and Humanities, both externally and at NTU, are invited to speak and share their research in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organising committee at the email address above.