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2011 HISTORY 2.0: HISTORIANS AND THE NEW MEDIA The co-coordinators for the Active History/Histoire Engagée CHA Working Group are calling for papers for a proposed round table for the CHA Annual Meeting to be held in May of 2011 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Working Group helps coordinates the activities of members of Active History (for more, see www.activehistory.ca) who strive for a practice of history that emphasizes collegiality, builds community among active historians and other members of communities, and recognizes the public responsibilities of the historian. Our proposed round table, will, we hope, trigger wider discussion about the current opportunities and challenges that new media provide historians working in a discipline that is undergoing significant change. Media forms such as blogs, online journals, personal web sites, podcasts and online conferencing abilities have, in many ways, democratized and diversified how historians engage with each other and the wider public. While peer review, print media and academic presses remain mainstays of the profession and important methods of engagement, new media have undoubtedly changed the public engagement capacity of the historian. What are the challenges and opportunities these new tools represent? Are they being used to their full capacity? How can they be used to help historians engage with the community, government and their fellow scholars? How will historians of the future see, and write about, the current epoch of ephemeral documents and information? What has been the impact of communications media on our profession, in the distant and not-too-distant past? We welcome proposals (in both official languages) to participate based on experience or research on these and related issues to become a presenter at a round table organized around this topic. Please send any proposals or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: October 10 James Trepanier PhD Candidate, History York University CHA Active History Working Group Co-coordinator ---