Women's diaries, a row of city shop fronts, midwifery practices, a coffee cup, a frock coat and treasured pincushions may seem discordant elements; but they represent different aspects of training, expectation and expression in eighteenth-century life. This era laid the foundation for modern life. Within seemingly mundane practices lie the cultural, social and economic patterns that define an age. Scholars have spent increasing energies discovering and deciphering these phenomena. An interdisciplinary perspective is essential for a full elucidation of quotidian practices, and this conference addresses this need.
To be hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick, by the University of New Brunswick, the conference will be an exploration of the everyday. The conference organizing committee in collaboration with the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS) invite papers to address the eighteenth-century everyday from cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary perspectives. The international conference will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2005.
The conference welcomes papers in the study of literature, visual arts, music and history, cultural studies, women's studies, critical theory, as well as material culture studies, in any national or cultural context. Particularly welcome are papers exploring the need for, and the uses of, technology in the interpretation of the past.
Corey Slumkoski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of History
University of New Brunswick
P O Box 4400
Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3
Beverly Lemire: email@example.com
Department of History and Classics,
2-28 Henry Marshall Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H4 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.unb.ca/conferences/neasecs/
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