in:flux – 1845-1945: A Century in Motion An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference – Call for Papers

University of Birmingham, 27th June 2013

Keynote speaker – Dr Matthew Rubery, Queen Mary University of London

How did the rapid period of industrialisation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries help to shape societies and lifestyles in the West? What types of social changes, movements and developments characterise this time period? This interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, in affiliation with the Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity and hosted by the College of Arts and Law, seeks to explore the various ways in which this century was one of ‘motion’, in every sense of the word. The conference title seeks to encapsulate both the uncertainty and upheaval of this period as well as the physical and cultural movements that occurred at this time. We invite papers addressing these themes from postgraduate researchers and early-career academics working on this period from a variety of backgrounds.

Abstracts of 250-300 words for 20 minute papers along with a short biographical note of no more than 50 words should be sent to by 17th May 2013. For a list of potential topics that papers might cover, see the full Call for Papers on our website:

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in:flux 1845-1945: A Century in Motion
College of Arts and Law
University of Birmingham

Twitter: @pgculturalmod