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March 2017

CFP: ‘Mobilising Militant Pasts: Histories of Protest, Unrest and Insurrection in Politics and Culture’

King’s College London
31 August – 1 September 2017
 
Call for Papers
 
The extent of retrospection in culture and politics is a topic oft-commented upon and lamented. Public engagements with history and heritage are frequently lumpenly categorised as ‘nostalgia’: sanitised, selective, reassuring. Yet this obscures the sheer diversity of militant pasts in the present, and of the contexts and processes that facilitate their re-manifestation. Che Guevara’s face adorns posters and t-shirts worldwide, while Garibaldi gets dunked in tea. Historic campaigns for racial and gender equality have been regularly dramatized, including in the recent films Selma (2014) and Suffragette (2015). Internecine violence is frequently documented, and its martyrs commemorated, in the fabric of the physical environments where it occurred, as the murals of Belfast and Derry testify. Such remembering and half-remembering of histories of divided societies, of protest, unrest and insurrection, is far from inherently safe, nor easily categorised.

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CFP: Picturing the Reader: Reading and Representation in the Long Nineteenth Century

Picturing the Reader: Reading and Representation in the Long Nineteenth Century
A one-day interdisciplinary conference 
Liverpool Hope University, UK,
7 September 2017
Keynote speaker: Professor Mary Hammond, University of Southampton
 

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CFP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction

A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – NUI Galway Study Day

8th June 2017 National University of Ireland, Galway

Key-note speakers

Ms Sarah Wise, Author

Mr Alexander Black, NUI Galway – The Early Years of Anatomy in Galway

Exhibition – “Medicine and Mystery in C19th Galway”, Curated by Anna Gasperini and Paul Rooney

Conference website: https://medicineandmystery.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @meds_myst19

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