CfP: Shifting Notions of Modernity in Modern and Contemporary Scholarship, Birmingham, 21 February 2019

‘Shifting Notions of Modernity in Modern and Contemporary Scholarship’

University of Birmingham, 21 February 2019

A one day symposium hosted by the Modern and Contemporary Forum and the Centre for Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Birmingham.

The focus of this one-day symposium is to bring together experienced scholars, early career researchers, and postgraduate students, to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion and debate on shifting notions of modernity.

Papers on any aspects of history from the late-eighteenth century to the twenty-first will be considered. To encourage a broad range of papers the invited topics of the conference include, but are by no means limited to, those listed below.

  • Time and temporalities
  • Material Culture
  • Literature and literary influences
  • Place, space, and architecture
  • The state and structural hierarchies
  • Class/gender/race in the global context
  • Museum studies
  • Medical humanities
  • Newspapers and the media
  • Emotions
  • Senses
  • Popular culture, film, TV, music, fashion
  • Religion, spiritualism and occultism
  • Art history

Please send abstracts of up to 300 words along with a CV for 15 minute papers, or a 150 word abstract for a poster presentation, to uobmacforum@gmail.com by 14 December 2018.

The MAC forum is part of the Centre for Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Birmingham, and is run by postgraduate researchers from a range of disciplines within the university. The forum encourages discussion and networking across disciplines and institutions, for those who have an interest in modern and contemporary history.