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CfP: Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work symposium 27 June 2018

Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work

University of Birmingham, 27 June 2018

The general editors of the Oxford Edition of the Writings of Alexander Pope, in collaboration with the Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text at the University of Birmingham, invite you to ‘Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work’, a one-day symposium to be held at the University of Birmingham on 27 June 2018. Radiating from our central concerns with textual transmission, material texts in manuscript and print, and conceptions of the literary work, discussion will address the range of Pope’s diverse writings and consider possible modes of future reading. Our plenary speaker will be Professor Henry Woudhuysen, Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford. On 28 June, the day after the symposium, there will also be an opportunity to visit the Hurd Library at Hartlebury Castle.

We are currently accepting proposals for 20-minute papers, or 15-minute contributions to a round table. To make a proposal, please send an abstract (no more than 300 words) and a brief bio to M dot Walsh dot 2 at bham dot ac dot uk, by 1 April 2018. For more information, see the symposium website at

Tue 20 February 2018, 12:40

CfP for 2018 Social History Society conference, deadline 2nd Feb

Members of EMECC with earlier interests may be particularly interested in the keynote speaker.

This year's Social History Society conference will be hosted by Keele University on 11-13 June 2018. The conference will include a special roundtable session on History & Diversity with Dr Jonathan Saha and others to be confirmed, as well as a keynote lecture from Professor Keith Wrightson of Yale University.

Until Friday 2 February we are happy accept proposals for papers, panels and posters addressing one or more of our conference strands:

  • Social Action, Social Justice & Humanitarianism - a one-off strand convened by Professor Pam Cox
  • Diversity, Minorities & "Others" - a new strand convened by Dr Daniel Grey
  • Self, Senses & Emotions
  • Global, Local & Transnational
  • Politics, Policy & Citizenship
  • Deviance, Inclusion & Exclusion
  • Life Cycles, Families & Communities
  • Economies, Cultures & Consumption

We warmly accept submissions from new and established historians, covering (pre)medieval, early modern, modern and research, from the local to the global.

Call for papers. For more information, please visit

George Campbell Gosling

Lecturer in History, University of Wolverhampton

Communications Officer, Social History Society

Mon 22 January 2018, 13:43

CfP for edited volume: Door Bolts, Thresholds, and Peep-Holes: Liminality and Domestic Spaces in Early Modern England

Contributions are invited for an edited volume that aims to investigate the ways that early modern denizens became the unwitting victims or voyeurs and manipulators of the fluidity (rather than the fixity) of the spaces in which they inhabited. Themes for papers may include (but are not limited to): literary, visual. political, theological, historical, material, musical, polemical or any other treatments of the topics of domestic liminality in print or manuscript in the context of reformation-era England.

Full details:

Mon 08 January 2018, 14:01

Events mark 200th anniversary of William Hone's trials

Dr David Taylor has organised two events to mark the 200th anniversary of William Hone's trials for blasphemous libel.

The first is an academic workshop on Saturday 25th November, in Warwick (town) with a panel of speakers covering many aspects of the case, including the role of parody, politics, civil war and the spy system. Further details and registration

The second is a dramatic re-enactment of the Hone trials, at which the audience will have a chance to give their own verdict. This event is part of the Warwick Words festival. Further details and ticket purchase

Tue 24 October 2017, 18:11

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