Joint meeting of the British Association for Victorian Studies and the North American Victorian Studies Association
Hosted by the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group
13-15 JULY 2009
CHURCHILL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
How did the Victorians rearrange the past? What new pasts did they discover?
Conference Topics Include:
The ways in which new discoveries across diverse fields helped shape new disciplines such as geology, biology, linguistics, classics, history and archaeology; The proliferation of myths of origin - cosmic, geological, biological, historical, and anthropological; New technologies and tools for investigating the past - such as photography or museology; Diverse and even contradictory responses to the past from different groups of people; What the Victorians decided to throw out, and what they decided to keep; The heritage that the Victorians invented for us - are we still living in a Victorian world?
The conference will feature four plenaries, eight special sessions, ten workshops, outings in Victorian Cambridge, and an after-banquet Literary Panel with neo-Victorian novelists.
Two Categories of Attendance:
Papers or Workshops
1) Submit an individual paper or panel proposal, or
2) Sign up to join one of ten Workshops
(see conference website for guidelines: http://www.victorians.group.cam.ac.uk/Past-vs-Present.html)
The deadline for proposals and the initial round of workshop sign-ups is 26 SEPTEMBER 2008
Applicants will be notified whether their proposal has been successful by mid-October 2008.
There will be a second round of workshop sign-ups as part of the registration process.
All presenters, chairs, and workshop attendees must register for the conference.
Registration information and a provisional programme will be available on the website by the end of 2008.
Enquiries in advance of the deadline may be directed to
Please put "BAVS-NAVSA" in the subject line.
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