Away from the Centre: Conceptualising the Regional and Rural (1850-1950)

Country: United Kingdom

City: Online

Abstr. due: 15.03.2021

Dates: 10.05.21 — 10.05.21

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;

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Organizers: Durham University


We welcome abstracts for individual 20-minute papers from Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers within the Arts and Humanities working on relevant research across this period (1850-1950). Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following themes: 

  • Development and depiction of identity/identities within the rural and regional (including industrial, agrarian, and uncultivated spaces)
  • Representations of rurality and its relationship to nationhood, particularly within British and French contexts
  • The exploration of power dynamics within or between individuals and communities
  • Concepts of rapprochement and/or distancing between places and people
  • The function and representation of communication and networks of infrastructure               between communities and their inhabitants
  • Methodological approaches to theorising the rural or provincial in a body of work

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