You are invited to attend the 2012 conference of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies association, "Picturing the Nineteenth Century," to be held in Lexington KY, March 22-25. The conference features three keynote speakers:
- Shawn Michelle Smith (Art Institute of Chicago), "Visions of the Nineteenth-Century Nation: Augustus Washington and the Civil Contract of Photography"
- Julie Codell (Arizona State University), "Victorian Portraits: The Material Culture of Identity"
- Nancy Armstrong (Duke University), "The Victorian Archive and Its Secrets"
In addition, it includes a lecture and exhibit by photographer/daguerrotypist Jerry Spagnoli and the inimitable Victorian Theatrical Society of the University of Virginia, which will perform H. J. Byron's 1858 play The Maid and the Magpie; or, The Fatal Spoon!
The complete conference program, the registration form, and travel and accommodation information can be found on the conference website: http://incs.as.uky.edu. Deadline for the advanced registration fee and the conference banquet is March 5; deadline for receiving a reduced rate at the conference hotel (Lexington Downtown Hilton) is March 1, though the hotel will honor the rate after the deadline if rooms are available.