Beyond the Little Magazine: 'Middlebrow' print culture, 'art' literature and the formation of modernist taste in Britain, 1910-45
14 July 2010, IAS Seminar Room, Milburn House, University of Warwick
This symposium will be chaired by Dr Louise Campbell with Professor Michael Hatt as key respondent. We are seeking to attract literary historians as well as historians of art and design and of visual and material culture. Please send a 250-word proposal for a 30 minute paper to the seminar organiser Dr Rebecca Scragg (R.Scragg@warwick.ac.uk) by 21 May 2010.
The Afterlife of Used Things in Britain and France, 22 -23 June 2010, Université Paris Diderot / LARCA
We invite participants to study the versatile practices of recycling and refashioning that shaped the eighteenth-century world of goods with particular emphasis on the double question of waste and luxury. Thus the refashioning of old objects into new desirable ones, the thriving second-hand market often fuelled by the luxury trades and the problem of “waste management” in societies characterized by increased opulence are among the questions that the conference will seek to explore. Please send your proposals (max 300 words) to the organisers by 12th April 2010.
14 September 2010, University of Portsmouth
This one-day conference develops out of, and responds to, research into the history and representation of the kinship, amity and community during the early modern period that has been accumulating steadily over recent decades. We hope to promote a reassessment of this body of work and to develop new lines of enquiry into the implied exclusions that result from or engender social organisation. We invite proposals for papers (of 20 minutes duration), or panel sessions, dealing with any aspect of exclusion in the 16th-18th centuries, and would welcome interdisciplinary proposals. The deadline is Friday 14 May, 2010.
7-9 July 2011, Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, University of York
This conference, timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible, will look at the reception of the Bible in the early modern era. It will bring together an impressive range of scholars from a variety of disciplines, to assess the significance of the scriptures to cultural, political, theological and philosophical history throughout the long seventeenth century. Papers are invited on any aspect of the reception and use of the Bible in the early modern era.
Third Annual Conference, 19 June 2010, Brunel University, London
Brunel University's Centre for American, Transatlantic and Caribbean History (CATCH) is holding a one-day conference on 19 June 2010 to discuss transnational perspectives on the History of Women in the Americas. Papers are welcome from established academics, early career scholars and postgraduates. Postgraduates can also submit proposals for poster sessions. There is a modest conference of £15 for academics and £5 for post-graduates. Proposals should be submitted by 15 May at the latest, please send a 250 word abstract to Prof. Jay Kleinberg. Non-speakers are more than welcome to attend but should register by 1 June as places are limited.
University of Dundee, 21-22 May 2010
The 7th Annual Conference of the Historical Perspectives Society. The theme for 2010, 'Conflict and Conformity', is intended to encourage participation by postgraduates working in a range of disciplines in the Arts and Social Sciences. We welcome proposals (c.250 words) for 20 minute papers on any topic related to the theme.
16-17 July 2010, University of Edinburgh
The aim of this conference is to re-create or reconstruct Renaissance and Baroque Festivals by an interdisciplinary approach. This includes the presentation of the project’s online exhibition in which the project’s investigators re-create music played in Festivals and a 3D model of the city with the reconstruction of the ephemeral architecture displayed in it.
The organisers of this two-day conference seek contributions related to any aspect of Early Modern European festivals and are especially interested in proposals which relate to the festivals of the Hispanic Habsburg dynasty. The deadline for proposals is 1 April 2010. Notification of acceptance will be made before 1 May 2010. Selected papers will be considered for publication. The deadline for the full paper submission is 1 July 2010.
17-18 June 2010, University of Liverpool, School of History
The conference sets out firstly to investigate the unique nature of nuclear culture in twentieth century Britain and, secondly, to rethink the conceptualisation of nuclear culture more generally. We are seeking to explore the impact nuclear culture had on British society, and the ways in which the scientific community, political decision-makers, consumerism, works of popular science, literature, journalism and film combined to create an identifiable nuclear culture. Also, because established studies have focused predominantly on the socio-cultural and political implications of nuclear energy and weapons, our conference aims to move towards a broader conceptualisation of nuclear culture in general.