Stereotyping in Early Modern British Public Spheres: History as Fieldwork

Event Date: 16 Jun 2014 to 17 Jun 2014

Day 1: Bloomsbury Room G35 (starts at 9:30am) ; Day 2: Woburn Room G22 (ends by 3pm), Institute of Historical Research, University of London

This two-day conference seeks to explore patterns of stereotyping in early modern British public spheres and how they influenced the negotiation of power across different spheres of life. To do this, the conference invites you to think of early modern research as a form of ‘fieldwork’, which could benefit from – and in turn enhance – more contemporary forms of ‘fieldworks’ conducted across the social sciences. The conference accordingly brings together early modernists, C20 historians and psychologists, all interested from different angles in how representations shaped meaning and social relationships. The meeting thus pushes interdisciplinary dialogue to a new, exciting, direction.

Conference Organisers: Koji Yamamoto (History, King’s College London) and Vlad Glaveanu (Psychology, Aalborg, Denmark)

Plenary Lecture: Mark Knights (History, Warwick), ‘Stereotypes and History’

Confirmed early modern participants: William Bulman (Lehigh); Will Cavert (Cambridge); Justin Champion (Royal Holloway, London); Tim Harris (Brown); Rob Iliffe (Sussex); Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck); Andy Wood (Durham)

Confirmed commentators: Susan Condor (Social Psychology, Loughborough); Lucy Delap (C20 History, King’s College London); Denis Hilton (Psychology, Toulouse II); Sandra Jovchelovitch (Psychology, LSE); Becky Taylor (C20 History, Birkbeck); Wolfgang Wagner (Psychology, Linz); Brady Wagoner (Psychology, Aalborg); Abigail Woods (History of Science, King’s College London)

Registration is now open via the conference website.

N.B. If registered before the end of April, student rate is just £10 including lunch and refreshments.

Dr Koji Yamamoto
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2015)
Department of History
King's College London