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Congratulations to newly appointed professors

Two EMECC members have just received well deserved promotions to professor. They are Kate Astbury (French) and Tina Lupton (English).

Wed 01 August 2018, 12:04

CfP: 'Small Things in the Eighteenth Century', York, June 2019

Small Things in the Eighteenth Century

6-7 June 2019
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
University of York

We invite proposals for papers that address the scale of material objects, in particular the smaller things that have received less critical attention than larger, substantial goods. We are interested in how the scale of things shapes the cultural and / or literary significance of objects and what size might illuminate more broadly about the value and meanings of material culture. Do small things merit different kinds of attention across genres or types of media? How does monetary value, labour and time affect perceptions of the minute? What is the place of the small in scholarly conversations about material culture across humanities disciplines?

Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words, along with a very brief biography, to by October 15, 2018.
Support from the British Academy will cover registration costs and food for all speakers.

This conference is co-organized by Dr Chloe Wigston Smith, University of York and Professor Beth Fowkes Tobin, University of Georgia.


Brittany Scowcroft

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
University of York

CREMS: Mon & Wed (Berrick Saul Building)/ CECS: Tues & Thurs (King's Manor)

Tel: +44 (0)1904 328128 (CREMS)/324980 (CECS)



Mon 16 July 2018, 10:59

Prof. Peter Marshall wins 2018 Wolfson History Prize

EMECC member Professor Peter Marshall (History) has won this year’s Wolfson History Prize with his book Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation (Yale University Press). The prize, which is awarded annually, recognises and celebrates books which combine excellence in historical research with readability for a general audience.

Wed 20 June 2018, 15:43

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

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