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    Conference report: "Identifying the Person, Past and Present", St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, September 2009

    Laite, Julia and Lonergan, G. and Brown, J. (2010) Conference report: "Identifying the Person, Past and Present", St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, September 2009. History Workshop Journal 69 (1), pp. 278-283. ISSN 1363-3554.

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    Abstract

    This two-day interdisciplinary conference represented the second annual meeting of ‘The Documentation of Individual Identity: Historical and Comparative Perspectives since 1500 (IdentiNet)’, an International Network of academics based in the History Faculty of the University of Oxford with sponsorship from the Leverhulme Trust. Established in 2008 by Jane Caplan (History, University of Oxford, UK) and Edward Higgs (History, University of Essex, UK), and facilitated by James Brown (University of Oxford, UK), the Network brings together academics from a variety of disciplinary and geographical settings in order to tell the story of individual identification within a long-term, comparative framework (see: http://identinet.org.uk). The conference was organized by Caplan, Higgs and Brown and held at St Antony’s College. It synthesized several themes within this rich and still relatively new field of enquiry, with a particular emphasis on the conceptual foundations of identification practices, exemplary case-studies, the transnational dimensions of identification and the implications of historical research for contemporary policy. With participants from ten countries, five continents and eight disciplines, drawn from the Network’s core membership and a wider pool of invited speakers, it was also intended from the outset to foster international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Research Centre: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 10:24
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8851

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