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New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice

New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice

University of Warwick
Saturday 31st May 2014

In recent years jazz studies has attempted to move beyond the canonical view of jazz as a narrative of great performers within an American context, becoming more interdisciplinary and international in its approach. This one-day conference will bring together Warwick, Midlands and National speakers to discuss current research in jazz, share ideas about methodologies for future study, and explore the link between academics and the practice of jazz in the wider community.

Speakers: Tony Whyton, Catherine Tackley, Andrew Hodgetts, Roger Magraw, Katherine Williams, Adrian Litvinoff, Simon Barber and Sam Fieldhouse (from the National Jazz Archive)

Organisers: Roger Fagge and Nicolas Pillai

Further information and Booking Form:

Sun 11 May 2014, 15:35 | Tags: Conference

Postgraduate Conference 2011

Each year the History Department holds a two-day conference, at which MA and PhD students present short papers on their research. The audience is composed of students and members of academic staff, who provide a friendly environment for sharing ideas and receiving feedback. The Warwick History Postgraduate Conference 2011 will take place on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June 2011 in the Maths and Statistics Building, University of Warwick.

Sun 05 Jun 2011, 19:21 | Tags: Conference

44th Exeter Maritime History Conference

Who did they think they were? The Sea and the Making of Identities, University of Exeter, 17-19 Spetember 2010

A conference focusing on the relationship between the sea and identity in widest possible sense, naval or maritime; local, regional, national or international; gender and sexuality; fact, film or fiction. It will look beyond the usual nationalistic rhetoric to explore how identity has been moulded by attitude to and relationships with the sea. The conference will interrogate the idea of identity in its various manifestations in order to examine the importance of the sea to different audiences.

Thu 24 Jun 2010, 09:23 | Tags: Conference

Guarding Innocence: Moral Protectionism in 19th Century Britain and America

3-4 September, University of Cambridge

This conference will seek to explore 19th century concerns about the power of ‘negative’ influences upon individuals and society.  It will attempt not only to document the attention paid to the perceived dangers of moral corruption, but also to describe how ‘innocence’ was conceptualized as a moral category, and to understand its cultural, philosophical, and religious underpinnings.  The keynote address will be given by Dr. Rochelle Gurstein, who will be speaking on the ‘reticent sensibility’, and how its status was threatened from the new ‘agents of exposure’. Proposals for 20-minute papers, with a 250-word abstract, may be sent to David Sandifer at before 30 June 2010. Travel bursaries will be available for speakers, contingent upon funding.

Mon 07 Jun 2010, 09:51 | Tags: Call for Papers Conference

Hard vs Soft Power: Foreign Policy Strategies in Contemporary International Relaions

23 - 26 June 2010, Cambridge University

A four day program of lectures, seminars, and panel discussions organised by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in cooperation with the Cambridge Union Society, that will look at the theory and development of 'hard' and 'soft' power, explore their application in contemporary global politics, and consider their relevance to the changing nature of international relations. Speakers will be leading figures from international politics and diplomacy, academia, civil society, the armed forces, and related fields.

Thu 20 May 2010, 09:56 | Tags: Conference

Charles II: King, Court and Culture

28 May 2010, University of Greenwich, Maritime Greenwich, London SE10

A conference to mark the 350th anniversary of the Restoration. Students £15 only, including lunch and guided tours of those parts of the Royal Hospital site at Greenwich associated with Charles II. For further information, see

Thu 13 May 2010, 10:08 | Tags: Conference

Recycling Luxury and Waste in the Long 18th Century

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.

Thu 08 Apr 2010, 09:40 | Tags: Call for Papers Conference

CFP: Early Modern Exclusions

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.

Thu 08 Apr 2010, 09:28 | Tags: Call for Papers Conference

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