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Warwick Postgraduate History Conference 28th-29th May 2020 - CALL FOR PAPERS

We cordially invite proposals to present at the 2020 History Department Postgraduate Conference, to be held in the Wolfson Research Exchange on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May.

In previous years, the conference has served as an invaluable opportunity for postgraduate students to present and discuss their research in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. We thoroughly encourage all graduate students to attend and participate.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be approximately 15 minutes in length. All papers will be organised into panels and will be followed by a further 30 minutes of questions and discussion led by the panel chair.

We welcome proposals from all current postgraduate students. Proposals should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract: 300 words
  • Biographical Statement: 100 words
  • Summary: 50 words

Summaries will be used in the conference programme to describe each individual paper. They should briefly describe the main point your paper makes and why you feel this is significant.

All proposals should be submitted to by no later than Monday 23rd March, 2020. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of April.


For general queries, please contact the organising committee at:

Fri 07 Feb 2020, 11:05 | Tags: Postgraduate Call for Papers Conference Announcement

CFP: The Masculine Worlds of Race and Power

Call For Papers

The Masculine Worlds of Race and Power: Objects, Practices and Emotions in Colonial and Post-Colonial Societies in the Long Nineteenth Century

Keynote Speaker: Pieter Spierenburg, Erasmus University

Plenary Lecture Delivered by: tbc

Date: 5th May 2018

Location: University of Warwick

Funded by the Humanities Research Centre & Global History Centre

We invite individual proposals for fifteen-minute papers. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to by 28th February 2018, along with a short biography.

For more details, please see the full CFP.

Mon 19 Feb 2018, 12:52 | Tags: Call for Papers

Call For Papers (CFP): A Postgraduate Caribbean Studies Conference

In association with the University of Warwick, the University of Nottingham, and the Society for Caribbean Studies, 

The “Postgraduate Caribbean Network” presents

A Postgraduate Caribbean Studies Conference

3 June 2015

The University of Warwick 

We welcome abstracts from postgraduates whose research concerns any aspect of the Caribbean and its diasporas, at various stages of their research for this one-day interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Warwick. We intend this to be an opportunity for delegates to share and receive feedback on their work in a friendly and informal setting. We will frame and arrange panels once we receive abstracts.

In addition to paper panel discussions, the conference intends to offer:

  • A keynote address on recent trends in Caribbean Studies (TBA)
  • A welcome address from the Society of Caribbean Studies’ chair Pat Noxolo
  • A workshop addressing key issues encountered in Caribbean research
  • Refreshments, a lunch and a drinks reception to round off the day

This event is in the spirit of previous “Postgraduate Caribbean Network” events and it is free to attend. As Caribbean postgraduates are often dispersed across departments and universities, this event hopes to offer delegates an opportunity to meet with others who share their interests and discuss their work, fostering ties that will endure throughout their studies.

For further information on previous conferences undertaken by the Network, click on the following link:

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words to for papers of 10-15 minutes duration by 29th March 2015 with the subject heading "Caribbean Studies Conference". Please include your university affiliation, your preferred email address and a short bio of up to 150 words.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Kimberley Thomas (PhD candidate of Warwick University) and Dana Selassie (PhD candidate Nottingham University)
Postgraduate Representatives of the Society for Caribbean Studies




Thu 19 Feb 2015, 08:51 | Tags: Call for Papers

Call for Papers: New Subjectivities, New Emotions, New Politics: Oppositional Politics and Counter Cultures Across the Iron Curtain During the Long 1970s

International Workshop at the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, Europe University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, 12/13 June 2015.

Co-Organized by the European History Research Centre, University of Warwick and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, Europe University Viadrina.

Joachim C. Häberlen (Warwick), Mark Keck-Szajbel (Viadrina), Kate Mahoney (Warwick).

Potential contributors should submit a proposal of up to 500 words and a short academic CV by 1 November 2014. Contributions should not be based on previously published work. Accepted contributors should submit papers of up to 5,000 words by 1 May 2015. These papers will be pre-circulated before the workshop. At the workshop itself, contributors will provide a brief summary and contextualization of their paper, leaving more time for discussion. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered according to university guidelines.

For more details, please see the CFP webpage.

Thu 26 Jun 2014, 11:12 | Tags: Call for Papers

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

Beauty will save the world: an interdisciplinary postgraduate workshop on Art and Social Change

7-8 September 2010, University of Bristol

This two-day interdisciplinary postgraduate workshop is premised on the assumption that art actively constructs social ‘reality’, as opposed to merely reflecting it. It aims to bring together postgraduate students working in and across various disciplines to share research which looks at the contested meanings of art and aesthetics, explores art in different cultural and historical settings, and examines the ways in which art and its constructions of beauty, society, politics can help in understanding, and changing, the social world.

We welcome paper and panel proposals (2-3 presenters per panel) which engage specifically with the theme of art and social change, from various disciplines. Papers can include think pieces or works in progress. We encourage a diversity of presentation styles, from ‘traditional’ papers to interactive sessions, involving short film screenings, musical and dramatic performances, and the display of paintings, sculpture, photographs, and installation art. Presenters will be assigned a 30-minute slot for their presentation, which can be used by the presenter as they wish, but must include at least 5 minutes for audience questions.

Thu 13 May 2010, 10:00 | Tags: Call for Papers Workshop

Before and after Toynbee: conceiving the Industrial Revolution during the long nineteenth century

23 September 2010, Cambridge

A one-day symposium, comprising a keynote talk by Professor Donald Winch (Sussex) and three panels of short papers. The symposium will be hosted by the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants with dinner and accommodation for speakers. Proposals of 250 words, for papers of twenty minutes, a short biography - as well as any queries - should be sent to by 21 June 2010.

Thu 13 May 2010, 09:34 | Tags: Call for Papers Symposium

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