CFP: The 42nd Annual Virtual Conference Hosted by Nineteenth Century Studies Association

Theme: DISCOVERY
The 42nd Annual Virtual Conference
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
March 11-13, 2021

CFP Deadline: October 31, 2020

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and special sessions that explore our theme of Discovery in the long nineteenth century (1789–1914). As an interdisciplinary organization, NCSA particularly seeks papers by scholars working in art/architecture/visual studies, cultural studies, economics, gender and sexuality, history (including history of the book), language and literature, law and politics, musicology, philosophy, and science (and the history of science). In light of the many changes in pedagogy, research, and the exchange of ideas we have all experienced this past year, NCSA particularly welcomes papers, panels, or roundtable topics that address discoveries in the use of technology for nineteenth-century studies and teaching.

Papers might discuss uncovering lost cities, recovering forgotten manuscripts, or discovering new ways of thinking about aesthetic and historical periods. Scholars might explore the physical recovery of the past (archeology, geology), but also intellectual recovery as old ideas become new (evolution, neoclassicism, socialism, spiritualism). Papers might discuss publicizing discoveries (periodicals, lectures) or exhibiting discoveries (museums, world’s fairs, exhibitions). Other topics might include rediscovering and revisiting the period: teaching the nineteenth century, editing primary texts, and working toward diversity and social justice in the humanities.
 

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Posted: September 18, 2020
Tagged: Calls for Papers