A One-Day Postgraduate Conference on Saturday 6th November 2004
at Queen Mary, University of London, to coincide with the 2nd Anniversary celebrations of the AHRB Centre for Editing Lives and Letters.
This relaxed, innovative event presents an ideal opportunity for postgraduates to share a positive first conference experience among supportive peers and we are pleased to announce that Professor Lisa Jardine, Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, will act as host for the event.
Recent developments in historiography encourage scholars to locate individual lives within their broader social and intellectual contexts. As archival research expands the knowledge base from which we work, scholars are seeking new links and new associations both within and beyond their fields of study. The conference aims to encourage fresh exploration of both primary sources and the approaches to their interpretation.
Papers should run to no more than twenty minutes (3000 words). The list of topics may include (but is not limited to):
Study of scholarly and political networks and communications
New approaches to life-writing and biography
The political uses of self-fashioning
The shaping of early modern intellectual disciplines
Method and theory of archival and textual scholarship
Working beyond the archives
And if you really must…Francis Bacon
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent in Word format via email by 1 July 2004.
So if you are looking to explore new territory or work in progress in the company of friends, and you find it easier to play Six Degrees of Francis Bacon than Kevin Bacon, this event could be for you!
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