The Rutgers British Studies Center Call for Proposals 2017-2018/2018-2019
- Susanna K. Treesh
The Rutgers British Studies Center is calling for proposals that address British Studies understood in the broadest possible way. We welcome ideas ranging from the modest (reading groups, presentations for colleagues, and so on) to more ambitious (symposia or lectures by distinguished outside speakers, etc.). We are eager to offer financial and administrative support to the projects of graduate students and assistant professors, as well as more advanced colleagues, and to encourage collaborations among departments. We are also happy to co-sponsor with other entities at the University.
Art, Aesthetics, and Ethics. While it is our goal to support a heterogeneous set of initiatives, one of our aims is to complement and extend the projects of other centers. To this end, in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 we are eager to help bring together the conversations on ethics that have developed over the past year at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis with those on aesthetics that have been taking place at the Center for Cultural Analysis. We encourage proposals that build on either topic, and especially those that attempt to link them.
A Broad Understanding of “British.” The Rutgers British Studies Center is devoted to promoting connections among faculty and students at Rutgers whose scholarship engages with British Studies in expansive and challenging ways. Scholars of British history, politics, culture, literature, and art will find support for their projects at the RBSC, as will those who work on global Anglophone topics, the British empire, the Commonwealth, and relevant comparative and transatlantic fields of inquiry.
*To download a copy of the call for proposals click here
Symposium on Universal Races Congress of 1911
- Curtis Dunn
On Friday, April 24, 2015 the Center for Race and Ethnicity and the Rutgers British Studies Center hosted a day-long symposium titled the “The Universal Races Congress of 1911: Utopian Internationalism at the Dawn of a Bloody Century.” Convened by Mia Bay (History, CRE) and Seth Koven (History, RBSC), this event was the culmination of a yearlong interdisciplinary working group dedicated to exploring the history and significance of the First Universal Races Congress of 1911 (URC). At this event, representatives from around the world met at the Imperial Institute of the University of London with the common goal of combating racism, distilling “universal” truths about race, and promoting mutual understanding between “East and West.”
Read the full report here! Universal Races Congress
Riot, Revolt, Revolution - 7th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Brighton
- Christine Whalen
The University of Brighton Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics is hosting its 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, "Riot, Revolt, Revolution", from 5-7 September 2012.
It is very rare for societies or institutions to change unless they are confronted by specific forms of resistance. This conference investigates those moments of historical change when existing orders are put into question. In particular, it seeks to challenge us to rethink ways in which we might understand resistance and asks us to read the past in order to inform the present through a focus on riot, revolt and revolution, and on the interplay between them. Papers which address these themes from any discipline are welcome.
Click here for further details and the call for papers, deadline for submission 6 January 2012.