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CfP and bursaries: 'Migration and the European City' (Sept 2019) deadline 1 March

The LXI Study Week organized by the Italian-German Historical Institute will be dedicated to interactions between migration, mobility and urban societies between c. 1400 and the present. The committee hopes to attract an interdisciplinary group of researchers from different academic backgrounds and nationalities at various career stages.

We have been fortunate to secure keynote addresses from Claus Leggewie (Giessen), Leo Lucassen (Leiden) and Susanne Rau (Erfurt). Over the three days, particular attention will be paid to the following themes:

- migration flows

- mobility and urban change

- transit cities

- socio-economic implications

- questions of local / (trans-)national identities

- mechanics and infrastructures of reception, identification, hospitality, allocation & transport

- representations and longer-term processes of integration / exclusion

- methodological and digital approaches to migration and mobility.

Proposals for papers of thirty minutes to be delivered in English are invited on any of the above themes or other aspects relating to the main study week topic. Titles and abstracts of max. 500 words per paper, together with a brief CV (of 1 A4-page), should be sent to Beat Kümin ( and Massimo Rospocher ( by 1 March 2019. Travel and subsistence expenses for the selected speakers will be covered.

In addition, we can offer 10 bursaries covering travel costs (up to €150) plus meals and accommodation during the conference to advanced PhD students or postdocs (who submitted their theses after 1 January 2015) wishing to simply attend the conference without presenting. Please send bursary applications (consisting of a CV and a reference letter from an academic) to the same two email addresses by 1 March 2019.

Wed 06 February 2019, 12:24

CfP: 'Error in the Age of Thomas Browne' deadline: 20th February 2019

The 'Error in the Age of Thomas Browne' conference will be held at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, on Friday 7th June 2019.

Proposals for 20-minute papers are welcome on any aspect of error, in Anglophone or non-Anglophone cultures, from all disciplines.

Deadline: 20th February 2019

Further details:

Mon 21 January 2019, 17:47

CFP: 'Epistolary Bodies: Letters and Embodiment in the Eighteenth Century' deadline 25 Feb

This interdisciplinary one-day conference explores the relationship between letters and bodies in the long eighteenth century, and the information that can be found about ‘embodiment’, or experiences of the body, in letters. Full details here:

Please submit abstracts (max. 300 words) for 20-minute papers to by 25 February 2019. We also encourage postgraduate students to submit proposals (max. 100 words) for 3-minute lightning talks.

This conference is organised by Sarah Goldsmith (Leicester), Sheryllynne Haggerty (Nottingham) and Karen Harvey (Birmingham) as part of the Midlands Eighteenth-Century Research Network (MECRN).

The event is open to all, and we particularly encourage proposals from the MECRN universities: Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Derby, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, Warwick and Worcester.

Mon 14 January 2019, 15:19

CfP: York C18 Studies PG Forum invites PG students to present. Deadline 23 Nov 2018

The University of York Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Forum invites abstracts for its spring/summer 2019 seminar series from postgraduate students working on the long eighteenth century. It welcomes proposals from any discipline, and particularly from those who take an interdisciplinary approach. Submission deadline 23 November 2018. Further details in Call for papers.


Wed 10 October 2018, 17:28

EMECC welcomes new staff members

We are delighted to be joined by EMECC's first Research Fellow, Dr Callie Wilkinson, who will work on her Leverhulme-funded project, and by Dr Naomi Pullin, who returns to the Department from Cambridge as Assistant Professor with her Leverhulme-funded research project. Further details of their projects will follow on our Research page.

Tue 09 October 2018, 13:05

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