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CFP: Victorian Fears

Submission deadline: June 18, 2018

Conference date(s):
June 18, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Department of History, Newman University, Birmingham, Newman University, Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Call for Papers

Victorian Fears Colloquium

Newman University

Monday 18th June 2018

This interdisciplinary colloquium is open to all postgraduate students and ECRs.

The organiser’s particularly welcome proposals in topics such as:

  • Political ideologies, cultures and settings.
  • Gender, masculinity and the ‘new’ woman.
  • Medical, scientific and pseudo-scientific discoveries.
  • Consumer culture and the advent of ‘modernity’.
  • Church-going, dissent and religious literacy.
  • The Empire, the Union, networks and travel.
  • Education, children and schooling.
  • Perceptions and responses to the ‘other’ in Victorian society.

Proposals may consist of individual papers of 20 minutes or panels comprising of two or three papers. Panels should relate to a common theme and not necessarily bound by a chronological framework.

Please submit your proposals by Friday 26th January 2018 to

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