Call for Papers
Petitions in the Atlantic Age of Revolutions (c.1760 - c.1840)
Call for papers
Touring Belgium. A nation’s patrimony in print, ca. 1795-1914.
Modern Horizons invites submissions of essays on the theme of ‘Authority & Transgression’ for its June 2018 issue.
The conference aims to analyse the roles and uses of transit camps and sites in the European historical, geographical and cultural context from WW2 to today from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. The two-day conference is organized by the Fondazione Campo Fossoli, whose mission is to preserve and transmit the history and memories of this Italian site of transit.
Recent scholarship has productively situated romanticism against the background of ongoing global wars (Bainbridge, Shaw). It has also shown how the romantic experiences of total war (Mieszkowski) and of a weirdly mundane wartime (Favret) have decisively shaped modern conceptions of war.
Call for Papers
A conference on the spectacle of violence in the early modern period.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond
21-22 March 2019
In May 2018 marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the Thirty Years' War, that war, which overshadowed the 17th century Trojan War paradigm and asserted itself beyond the catastrophes of the 20th century. Just as Troy's immortalization was ultimately a result of literary canonization in the wake of Homer, thus, the experiences of the Thirty Years' War are presented in literature, too, brought into a literary order.
Questions regarding the purpose and functions of universities and their staff have to fulfil is decided not only at the places of scientific practice or at ministerial levels, but also in public. Not only in the 20th century, but rather from their very origins have universities been shaped to varying degrees by their relationship with the public.