Booking for the 12th BCMH New Researchers' Conference is now open at Eventbrite at BCMH New Researchers' Conference 2022 Tickets, Sat 15 Oct 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite
If you have any queries about the Conference content or organisation on the ground then please contact the organiser at Salford, Dr Brian Hall at B.H.Hall1@salford.ac.uk
The Programme (7 Oct 2022) is here:
In his concluding remarks the President of the BCMH, Bill Philpott reported that the Conference went very well. We held eight Panels which, as ever, can produce difficult choices as to which speaker(s) you want to hear. Two speakers had to drop out with visa problems but we had 22 panellists plus the remarkable keynote from Matthew Hughes about the Confrontation in Borneo in the 1960's. History? When I joined the Territorial Army in the mid 1970's nearly all my instructors had served there and now it seems like ancient history!
One Panel covered the subject of Boredom by reference to the Great War in Macedonia. The speaker defined the subject in sociological terms: “Boredom is deemed a fundamentally negative subjective state where the individual experiences little interest in what is currently happening.” P Conrad… Notes on the Meanings of Boredom in Everyday Life. A challenging topic and I am pleased to say that he engaged the attention of the audience throughout!
All of us on the Committee received very good feedback from the attendees and we look forward to the 2023 Conference. Discussions regarding the venue commenced at Salford(!) and we hope to announce details in March.