The contested boundary between madness and love regularly reasserts itself throughout recorded history. We can trace the shifting relationship between these two phenomena across most (if not all) societies and epochs, particularly in literature and art. From lovesickness in the Middle Ages, to nymphomania and hysteria in the Enlightenment, to the stalker in American horror films, the boundary between love and madness is often blurred.
AICGS is now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships. The application deadline for Spring 2016 (January 2016 – June 2016) is August 31, 2015.
Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research invites submissions of research papers by young authors—students working towards doctoral degrees and those who received PhDs no earlier than five years ago—doing research in social sciences: sociology, anthropology, ethnography, social history, and related disciplines. The contest is open to original papers in either Russian or English, not previously published or currently under consideration at any other journal, which are based on empirical qualitative studies.
KEEPING HISTORY ABOVE WATER
An international, multidisciplinary conference focused on
saving historic structures and neighborhoods in the face of rising tides
April 10-13, 2016
Newport, Rhode Island
Publicly Private: Cities, Literature, and the Social Contract
This panel is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2016 Annual Convention, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, from March 17 to March 20, 2016. The focus is the ways eighteenth- and nineteenth-century urban development altered previous modes of socialization and led to a pervasive undercurrent of urban-based anxieties within literature of the period.
Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference on
Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918:
Traces, Spaces, Legacies
Date: 21 – 23 January 2016
Place: London, United Kingdom
Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King’s College London
Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute
Dr Daniel Steinbach, King’s College London
Cork studies in the Irish revolution
‘Finbarr’s revolt: Munster, Cork city, Cork county, and University College Cork during the ‘revolutionary decade’ 1912-23’
Conference in University College Cork, Ireland 27-8 November 2015
How did modernity end up in the Anthropocene? How did the twentieth century succumb to a Möbius strip of technics and nature wherein cause and effect, local and global, human and nonhuman, perpetually confuse and confound one another’s distinctions? One way to describe this planetary system and its ascendance is in terms of the technosphere, the socio-technical mobilization of energy, materials and information, which may be considered a geophysical phenomenon on par with other spheres such as the atmosphere or biosphere.
A reminder that the deadline for this year's Researching New York Conference Call for Papers is approaching. As always, we seek proposals on all aspects of New York State History. For 2015, we also encourage proposals that explore the diverse communities of NY-their histories and how they are gathered, preserved, and presented-whether asking "what is a community?" or exploring the experiences of specific communities.