The BAVS 2013 Conference
Royal Holloway University of London
The BAVS conference 2013 will be held at Royal Holloway, University of London which was founded by the Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway at Egham, Surrey in 1886. The College and the nearby former Holloway Sanatorium are products of surplus wealth accumulated in the course of Holloway’s activities as financier, in the large-scale manufacture of patent medicines, and in mass marketing – including advertising to Britain’s overseas colonies. While its theme reflects these institutional origins, the Conference aims to explore the relevance of numbers to nineteenth-century studies in a wide variety of ways. We welcome proposals for papers and panels which speak to the interdisciplinary conference theme broadly and innovatively.
Call for Papers
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Mass culture, mass politics and reform; crowds, population, over population; Malthus and Darwin; proliferation and extinction; the residuum and the best circles.
Collecting and cataloguing; replication; periodicals and serials; prosody and metre; music and rhythm; architecture and proportion; sequence and sequels.
Mathematics; statistics; geometry; time and technology; timetables and navigation; mass mobility; computation; money; finance and economics.
The one and the many; duration; the infinite; age and aging.
Research methodologies in the digital era; quantitative and qualitative; corpus linguistics; periodization; information overload.
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NAVSA, BAVS and AVSA Joint Conference
The Global and the Local
3 June to 6 June 2013
For the first time, the three major conferences on the Victorian period, NAVSA, BAVS, and AVSA, will join forces for a conference in Venice Italy, to be held June 3 to June 6, 2013. The CFP is now closed, and a full programme will follow in the new year.
All participants must have paid 2013 dues to NAVSA, BAVS, or AVSA:
Questions should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the conference website for further details.