CFP: Being Modern. Science and Culture in the Early Twentieth Century

Institute of Historical Research, London 22-24 April 2015

Engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of “Being modern”, across culture in Britain and the western world in the years around the First World War. Today, historical studies of literature, art, design, lifestyle and consumption as well as of the human sciences are exploring intensively, but frequently separately, on that talk of “science”. Historians of science are exploring the interpenetration of discourse in the public sphere and expert communities. This pioneering interdisciplinary conference is therefore planned to bring together people who do not normally meet in the same space. Scholars from a range of disciplines will come together to explore how the complex interpretations of science affected the re-creation of what it was to be modern.

Please see the website for more details: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/being-modern/

Submissions for four types of presentation and discussion are sought:

1.      disciplinary panels of three x15 minute papers and discussion

2.      cross-disciplinary panels of three x15 minute papers and discussion

3.      Focus on research presentations of 5 minutes plus two minute discussion each will provide opportunities particularly for graduate students

4.      Poster sessions

Closing date 19 October 2014. Get in early – competition will be strong!

Submissions to: research@sciencemuseum.ac.uk

Enquiries to: Robert.bud@sciencemuseum.ac.uk

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