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26 April 2023 - 26 April 2023

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Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies at Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities is inviting presentations for 15 minute papers for its Annual Postgraduate Conference on April 26th 2023.

CFP: CNCS Annual Postgraduate Conference | 26th April 2023
Newcastle, United Kingdom


The Nineteenth Century Now: Reassessing the Continued Role and
Relevance of the Long Nineteenth Century


The nineteenth century was a crucial period in the development of new ideas, transnational connections and the widespread professionalisation of disciplines ranging from history to the natural sciences. The Humanities as a whole face new challenges with increasing emphasis on societal impacts from research. Yet, these challenges also present opportunities for nineteenth-century studies to reassess and reshape themselves in new ways, incorporating developments such as the rise of digital humanities and interdisciplinary research methods. The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies (CNCS) at Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham Universities invites papers that grapple with these developments, from nineteenth-century artefacts and 
texts to reflections on the place of nineteenth-century studies as a discipline. Papers that address the interdisciplinary nature of nineteenth-century studies are particularly encouraged. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following questions:


• How does the nineteenth century define itself across disciplines in a contemporary
research context? What are the challenges that emerge within and across disciplines?


• How might nineteenth-century studies respond to recent projects such as decolonisation 
of the curriculum? And what does it mean to study the nineteenth century now?


• How and why do legacies of the long nineteenth century remain important to current 
society and culture?


Paper abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length and must be mailed to:Angus.a.howie@durham.ac.uk. Please attach a biographical note of no more than 50 words with your abstract. The final deadline for abstracts is 10th February 2023 and successful applicants will be notified by 5th March 2023

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