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Historical Sociology and Postcolonialism Symposium

Friday 27 November, 1-4.15pm, University of Warwick Engineering Building, F.110

1.00-2.45: Reading the ‘Post’ of Post-Colonial Singapore: Reconsidering Historical Sociology and Colonial Narratives, Yoke-Sum Wong (Sociology, Lancaster)

Colonial Violence, Postcolonial Historical Sociology: Some Insights from French Mandate Syria, Daniel Neep (Politics, Exeter)

Global Historical Sociology, Modernity, and Eurocentrism, Gurminder K Bhambra (Sociology, Warwick)

2.45-3.15: Tea / coffee

3.15-4.15: Roundtable discussion with Yoke-Sum Wong, Daniel Neep, Gurminder K Bhambra, chaired by Charlie Turner (Sociology, Warwick)

Mon 16 Nov 2009, 15:09 | Tags: Symposium

Fractured Images / Broken Words

12 June 2010, Multi-disciplinary Postgraduate Symposium hosted by the Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University

This conference will provide a stimulating environment for postgraduate students and other researchers to present work and to share and discuss ideas stemming from the examination of texts employing varied representational modes, adaptations and interactions between text and image. Abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers not exceeding 20 minutes should be submitted by 15th February 2010, to the organisers at: For more information please click here.

Fri 13 Nov 2009, 09:27 | Tags: Call for Papers Symposium

Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles

Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (CICS), 16-18 July 2010, University of Cambridge

The theme for CICS 2010 is Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles, which will be debated over the three days during open sessions of three twenty-five minute papers, alternating with longer keynote addresses.

Abstracts (of approximately 250 words) should be sent to, no later than 15 December 2009. In special cases, papers will be commissioned for publication without presentation at the conference (contact the organisers for more information). Please check the website for regular updates 

Mon 09 Nov 2009, 14:19 | Tags: Call for Papers Symposium

Mexico at Warwick Day: Five Centuries of Food, Culture and History

25 November 2009, University of Warwick Arts Centre

Events include a public lecture from Mexican Celebrity Chef Patricia Quintana, and 'Imagining La Malinche': An International Symposium.

For information, and to register for the lecture and symposium, please contact Sue Dibben, Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick ( by Monday 23 November 2009. Places are limited, so early booking is advised.

Thu 05 Nov 2009, 11:57 | Tags: Announcement Symposium

The Body on Display, from Renaissance to Enlightenment

6-7 July 2010, Durham University. An interdisciplinary symposium for early career researchers.

At once an organ system, disciplinary target, metaphor, creation of God, cultural construction, 'self' and receptacle for the soul, it is not surprising that the body has fallen under the attention of historians of art, gender, thought, medicine, theatre and costume, and of literary scholars, archaeologists and historical sociologists and philosophers. This symposium will look at the  human and human-like body on, and as, display, between c.1400 and c.1800.

Papers of 20 minutes are invited from postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers working on any part of the period. Studies looking at non-European countries are especially encouraged, as is flexibility in approaching the body as a visual, performative, aesthetic and representational entity. Please send abstracts (of no more than 300 words) to by 30 January 2010.

Sat 17 Oct 2009, 10:23 | Tags: Call for Papers Symposium

Interdisciplinary One-Day Symposium on 'Cultures of the Global'

Saturday 20 June. 9.00-4.00 - Kings Manor Room K/159

On 20 June, the interdisciplinary 'Cultures of the Global' symposium aims to bring together academics from the fields of History, History of Art, Politics, and English-among others-to reconsider the complex role that the concept of the global has played throughout the modern period. Co-organised by Liz Buettner from the Department of History and Jane Elliott from the Department of English and Related Literatures, 'Cultures of the Global' is one of a series of events leading up to the inauguration of the University of York's new Centre for Modern Studies.

Mon 01 Jun 2009, 09:50 | Tags: Symposium

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