Waste not, Want not: Food and thrift from antiquity to the present

  • Event date: 12/09/2019 – 13/09/2019
  • Venue: University of Cambridge
  • CFP Deadline: 31/05/2019

This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and professionals working within the interdisciplinary fields of food studies and food sustainability research, to reflect on past and present attitudes towards food preservation and waste. Part of an ongoing historiographical effort to better understand consuming behaviours through time, the conference aims to open up a dialogue between … Continued

Rethinking James Watt (1736-1819): Innovation, Culture and Legacy

  • Event date: 30/08/2019 – 01/09/2019
  • Venue: University of Birmingham
  • CFP Deadline: 01/06/2019

James Watt (1736-1819), the Scottish-born inventor, engineer, businessman and employer died on the 25 August 1819. The 200th anniversary of his death in 2019 provides an opportunity to revisit his personal and public life, relationships, context and legacy. By looking beyond his role in improving steam-engine technologies, this conference seeks to consider the diverse influences … Continued

Gender, Labour and Consumption in historical perspective

  • Event date: 13/09/2019 – 14/09/2019
  • Venue: University of Essex
  • CFP Deadline: 15/06/2019

Over the past four decades or so, gender scholarship has transformed our understanding of many key issues of historical concern. Particularly fruitful have been explorations of consumption in its varied manifestations, undertaken by researchers studying the subject within different disciplines. Labour historians have been slow to address these important developments, though there are signs that … 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