CFP: Sound and Vision: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the 1950s (10 May)

Sound and Vision: interdisciplinary approaches to the 1950s School of History, Art History and Philosophy, University of Sussex, 9th-10th June 2016 Call for Papers This two-day workshop will draw together early career researchers and more established scholars working on aspects of the 1950s. The workshop is open to all those who work on the period,…

CFP: Scarcity in American Culture (31 May)

Scarcity in American Culture Conceptions of abundance are a quintessential theme in the United States cultural narrative, inextricably linked to the idea of the ‘good life.’ Unforeseen shifts toward conditions of scarcity invariably disrupt this sense of cultural wellbeing. Simultaneously, scarcity has an intrinsic value, where rarity and exclusivity accord unique dimensions of value and…

REGISTRATION: American Topographics Conference (10 June)

AMERICAN TOPOGRAPHICS Photography and the American Landscape Conference June 10, 2016, Goldsmith’s University Details about registration can be found at: https://americantopographics.wordpress.com/registration/ Programme 9.00-9.30: Registration and coffee 9.30-10.45: AMERICAN AESTHETICS Chair: Christopher Lloyd Nicolas Brinded (Goldsmiths) – ‘Utopian Dreaming and the Sublime Aesthetic in Joel Sternfeld’s Sweet Earth and Terrence Malick’s Badlands’ Nicoló Giudice (University of…

CFP: Remediating Images (15 June)

WHAT DO PICTURES DO? “REMEDIATING IMAGES/ L’IMAGE REMÉDIATISÉE” International conference June 1 and 2, 2017 Université de Bordeaux Montaigne Organizing Committee Mathilde Arrivé (EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) Nicolas Labarre (CLIMAS, Université Bordeaux Montaigne) Héléna Lamouliatte-Schmitt (CLIMAS, Université de Bordeaux) Richard Phelan (LERMA, Université Aix-Marseille) Keynote speakers Jan Baetens (Professor of Cultural Studies/Literary Studies, University…

REGISTRATION: Marriage’s Global Past

We are delighted to announce the upcoming international conference “Marriage’s Global Past”, will be held 7-9 April, 2016 at Robinson College, University of Cambridge. The conference programme can be found here. This conference, co-organised by Sarah Pearsall, University of Cambridge, and Sara McDougall, John Jay College, CUNY, will explore marriage’s history from the medieval to the…

EVENT: BGEAH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop in Early American History (11 March)

BGEAH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop in Early American History Institute of Historical Research, London Friday 11 March 2016 This day-long workshop for postgraduate researchers and early career academics working on any facet of American or Atlantic history from the seventeenth century through the early national period invites them to discuss their ideas among their…

CFP: Cultures of Risk: Management, Speculation, Symptom (15 March)

Cultures of Risk: Management, Speculation, Symptom A Fictions of Threat, Americanist Symposium Hosted by the School of English and the Sussex Centre for American Studies at the University of Sussex 30th June-2nd July 2016 Calculations of risk and quantifications of uncertainty are deeply embedded in the production of modernity.  From the Cold War, through the…