The new history of experience seeks to comprehend the complex, multidimensional relationships between history and experience. As a burgeoning field of study, it is self-reflective and dynamic, with scholars constantly refining their approaches, and indeed reassessing the notion of experience itself. To develop the history of experience into a robust historical approach, scholars continually ask probing questions regarding sources, concepts, methods, and methodologies. In this vein, the organisers of the sixth annual HEX conference have chosen to interrogate the concepts of memory and temporality as modes of experience. This thematic focus aims to encourage scholars to reflect on experience beyond its external traces, and to mine the more elusive spheres of the internal, the cognitive, and the unconscious. We are looking for panels, papers and video posters that consider how, or even if, memory and temporality are complicit in processes of experiencing; that is, how memory and temporality might influence, nurture, define, or disrupt individual and group experiences.
The deadline for individual papers and panels: 28 November 2023
The deadline for videoposters: 1 February 2024
More detailed call and intructions on the conference webpage