Disease & Ease, 1500-1800

  • Event date: 03/07/2019 – 04/07/2019
  • Venue: University of Reading
  • CFP Deadline: 01/02/2019

‘O how sweet is rest and ease after Sickness and pain!’, exclaimed the Lancashire minister and medical practitioner James Clegg (1679–1755) when he found himself ‘much better’ from a month-long ague. This 2-day conference asks what exactly illness and health felt like for early modern patients such as Clegg. We invite 20-minute papers on the … Continued

Maritime Spaces, Shows, and the Nineteenth-Century City

  • Event date: 12/04/2019
  • Venue: University College Cork
  • CFP Deadline: 01/02/2019

In recent decades, circum-Atlantic and global discourses have pushed us as scholars in the humanities to reappraise the place of the maritime, and its effects, in our conception of the nineteenth century. Writers, artists, and audiences were closer to the sea and shipping, both figuratively and literally, than we once thought, leading us to examine … Continued

Historical Criminology Conference 2019: Linking past and present in criminological research

  • Event date: 09/04/2019 – 10/04/2019
  • Venue: University of Plymouth
  • CFP Deadline: 08/02/2019

Confirmed plenary speakers: Prof Barry Godfrey (University of Liverpool), Dr Kate Lister (Leeds Trinity University)   This inaugural event of the BSC Historical Criminology Network (in association with the BSC South West Branch) provides an open forum for discussion of relations between past and present in criminological research. Historical perspectives can vitally enrich criminological thinking, … Continued

Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective

  • Event date: 09/05/2019
  • Venue: University of Wolverhampton
  • CFP Deadline: 15/02/2019

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) ­invites submissions for a workshop that aims to explore the social, activist and communal aspects of retail from a historical perspective. Papers focusing on any historical period, geographical area or topic are welcome. We invite both experienced and new speakers, including speakers without an institutional … Continued

Urban History Group Conference 2019 – Voices of the City: People, Identity and Place 1600 to the present

  • Event date: 04/04/2019 – 05/04/2019
  • Venue: Queens University, Belfast
  • CFP Deadline: 19/10/2019

The 2019 conference explores who can ‘speak’ and who has ‘spoken’ in, about or on behalf of the city from 1600 until the present. Planners, governors, powerful interest groups and a host of established elites have often loudly declaimed their right to shape both the form and the experience of the city. However, other groups … Continued