The North East England History Institute
Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne
26 September 2009
Call For Papers
This is the first of the revived series of annual conferences to be hosted by NEEHI which is designed to interest the academic community, members of the Mining Institute and the Literary and Philosophical Society, and the general public. The theme of this year’s conference is bridges – over a long chronological period and across a wide geographic range. The subject of bridges can be interpreted very broadly either as liminal spaces or feats of engineering. We welcome papers that consider bridges from a range of perspectives such as their significance as the focus of ceremonies and their importance as boundaries and/or means of communication in the medieval and early modern periods and as symbols of regional or civic pride in the modern era. The evolution of bridges, bridges and the economy or bridges as states of mind are further themes than can be explored.
Papers of 30 minutes with time for discussion are invited on any aspect of bridges. Proposals can be sent to Jill Grimwood, School of Arts and Media, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA (firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 01642 384019) with an abstract (200 words) by 30 April 2009.
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