Monthly Archives: July 2018

Introducing “Beyond Truth: Fiction and (Dis)information in the Early Modern World

by the Past & Present editorial team Past & Present is pleased to be supporting “Beyond Truth: Fiction and (Dis)information in the Early Modern World” at the New College, the University of Oxford between the 17th and 18th September 2018. Organised by Dr. Emma Claussen, Thomas Goodwin and Luca Zenobi (all at the University of Oxford) this “two-day interdisciplinary conference, seek[s] to explore the boundaries between truth and falsehood in the early modern period, thinking about disinformation, fiction, and power in tandem.” Featuring twenty papers and two keynote lectures, the programme has now been published; and registration has opened. Full details and further information can be found on the conference website. In addition to sponsorship from Past & Present this event is also supported by the Royal Historical Society, the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Oxford and the Ludwig Research Fund for the Humanities at New College, Oxford. Past & Present is pleased to support this event and others like it. Applications are welcomed from scholars of at all career stages working on all time periods.

Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century: Creative Competition

by the Past & Present editorial team Dr. Laura Eastlake and Dr. Andrew McInnes the organisers of Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century at Edge Hill University (13th-14th September 2018) have announced a creative competition in the run up to the event. The competition Your Research in One Image will be judged by a panel led by Stephen Whittle the Principal Manager of The Atkinson Southport, with whom Eastlake and McInnes are collaborating to mount an exhibition related to themes explored in the conference. Past & Present has been advised that the details of the competition are as follows: We are inviting submissions of creative works which explore any aspect of nineteenth-century substance use and abuse. -Photography, painting, digital art, mixed media, posters? -Still lives of drug paraphernalia? -Microscopic images of chemical compounds -Mapping nineteenth-century drug use? -A sculpture featuring Sherlock Holmes’s 243 types of tobacco ash? This competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers, and members of the public. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the conference, 13th – 14th September 2018 at Edge Hill University. First prize: £100 Deadline for entries: 17th August 2018 Competition entry forms can be downloaded here, along with the […]