CALL FOR PAPERS: Bodies in Motion in the Early Modern World

‘Bodies in Motion in the Early Modern World’ aims to explore both the politics of physical and spatial movement and its consequences on the geographical and cultural boundaries of the known world between 1500 and 1800.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Morwenna Carr, University of Roehampton
Call for papers:

We are inviting proposals for 20-minute papers and posters from graduate students and early career researchers working on early modern European cultures, literature, history, art history, music, and geography. As well as traditional 20-minute papers, we will select from the submissions 4 papers to participate in a end-of-day roundtable. We are particularly interested in papers reflecting on the role that our research has in illuminating our understanding of events of international political relevance, and on our responsibility to discuss these events from the point of view of experts in the humanities. 

Possible topics include (but are not limited too):
  • Migrations and Identity
  • Urban Space and Topography
  • Ability and Disability
  • Fictional Genres
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Society, Work, and Labour
  • Space in Performance, Performance in Space

Paper proposals of up to 200 words, accompanied by a short biography, should be submitted to by 31st March 2017. For any queries, please use the same address. A limited number of travel bursaries will be made available.

Location: Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand 
When: 16/06/2017 (09:00-18:00)

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