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Creative Encounters: Art in the Archives

Creative Encounters: Art in the Archives
The British Records Association conference 2022 will explore the interaction between archives and the visual and performing arts and includes speakers from the National Gallery of Ireland, the Paul Mellon Centre, Wellcome Collection, The Royal Academy of Arts, and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.
The event takes place on Tuesday 27 September 2022 at The Gallery, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ.
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CFP: Call for Papers, Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) 2023 Conference, “Remaking the Past,” Sacramento CA

Sacramento, host city for NCSA’s 2023 conference, lends itself to exploring issues of revivals and re-creations of the past. Sacramento’s nineteenth-century history encompassed California’s Gold Rush, the genocide and displacement of Indigenous populations, the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the building of a capital city that became a stage for the reinventions–productive and problematic–of the past so central to the nineteenth century.

CFP: Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies: Extended Panel Proposal Deadline

Owing to numerous requests, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies ( is delighted to extend the cfp deadline for panel proposals to be considered for its world congress, "Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914," in Singapore, 19-22 June 2023. The extended deadline is 15 August 2022. (Individual paper proposals are due 1 October.) 

Michel Foucault
Karmen MacKendrick

MacKendrick on Foucault, 'Confessions of the Flesh: The History of Sexuality, Volume 4'

Michel Foucault. Confessions of the Flesh: The History of Sexuality, Volume 4. Edited by Frederic Gros and translated by Robert Hurley. New York: Penguin Random House LLC, 2021. 416 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5247-4803-6.

Reviewed by Karmen MacKendrick (Le Moyne College) Published on H-Albion (July, 2022) Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Red Deer Polytechnic)