Wednesday, August 08, 2012

CFP: Nineteenth-Century Studies on the Move (9/6/2012; 3/7-9/2013)

34th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Fresno, California
March 7-9, 2013

Panel: Nineteenth-Century Studies on the Move in the 21st Century

In recent years the field of public humanities has created new ways of building connections among scholars, arts and cultural heritage institutions (libraries, historic sites, archives, museums, etc.), and individuals who have a shared interest in preserving, creating knowledge about, and studying people or cultures.  Some are turning to social justice causes or environmental reform as an outgrowth of their scholarship, while others are collaborating with local museums or communities to educate and preserve the cultural institutions they write about in their work.  

This panel will look at the movement of our field out of the tower and onto the street, to address the intersection of scholarship and civic engagement.  Papers might consider any of the following:  How has public humanities moved interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies in new directions?  How might nineteenth-century scholarship transform, reform, preserve, or better serve the world in which we live?  How might our collaborations with non-academic institutions and people help to reinvigorate the humanities and/or nineteenth century studies scholarship for the 21stcentury? 

Please submit 300 word abstracts for 20 minute papers and a short CV (2 pages) to Heidi Kaufman at no later than September 6, 2012.