Empire State of Mind: Articulations of British Culture in the Empire, 1707-1997
Lingnan University, Hong Kong: 25-27 May 2011
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Bayly, David Cannadine, Linda Colley, Philippa Levine
This conference will address the interplay between British cultural history and the experience of Empire, with a specific focus on the ways in which British culture was articulated within the wider Empire outside of the British Isles themselves. “Culture” is understood broadly: for example, it may include (but is not limited to) such themes as national identities, education, gender, cross-cultural interchange, conflicting legal traditions, marriage, race, propaganda, and the construction of childhood. We welcome papers focusing on individual colonies, Dominions, etc., or comparative papers, and papers addressing aspects of e.g., Scottish, Welsh, English, or Irish culture as well as “British” per se. We invite proposals for individual papers of about 20 minutes, or for panels including three such papers. Please address any enquiries to James Fichter or Mark Hampton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your abstracts (200 words maximum) and one-page curriculum vitae, by 1 December 2010, to email@example.com.
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