Free tickets are still available for this special event at Brighton's Booth Museum of Natural History on Thursday evening, which marks the opening of a new exhibition on birds in literature.

'Flying off the Page: Birds in Literature, Victorian Era to the Present' will explore how birds have been depicted in literature and culture over time.

Please book your place for the event here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flying-off-the-page-birds-in-literature-victorian-era-to-the-present-tickets-33427602860

The event is one in a series planned over the summer, funded by the AHRC as a part of a collaborative project on the history of British Nature Writing. See here for more details: https://landlinesproject.wordpress.com/

 

 

4 - 6 July 2017

University of Leeds

Call for Registration: Mediating Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary conference taking place at Leeds University, 4th-6th July 2017.

This major environmental humanities conference will cross disciplines and periods to analyse the ways in which human beings have tried to make sense of climate change. What difficulties are there in representing climate change? How has it been debated in the past? What new ways of exploring and mediating climate change are emerging as we face an uncertain future?

A full Programme of papers, panels, and public events, as well as the Call for Papers and further details, are available on the conference website: http://romanticcatastrophe.leeds.ac.uk/conference/

Registration is available via the Leeds University store: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-arts/mediating-climate-change

The deadline for registration is 21 June, so register now to avoid disappointment.

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For any enquiries, email Mediatingclimatechange@Leeds.ac.uk

The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University has extended its application period for Visiting Fellowships under the theme of ‘Imagining Science and Technology 200 Years after Frankenstein’ until 23 June 2017

Reviews that have appeared on the British Society for Literature and Science website in May 2017

 

A list of books for which we are currently seeking reviewers can be found here.

Please email Gavin Budge on <G.Budge@herts.ac.uk> if you would like to propose a book for review  - anything published from 2014 onwards will be considered.

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After the Visions of Nature year at the Oxford University Museum, the anthology Guests of Time, including poems by Kelley Swain, John Barnie and Steven Matthews alongside poetry by Victorian poets connected to the Museum such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Gerard Manley Hopkins, has been published by Valley Press. To read more about the anthology and to order a copy, click here.

The Routledge Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science has just been published. Edited by John Holmes and Sharon Ruston, with an afterword by Bernard Lightman, it includes 27 chapters by leading experts covering ten literary genres, over a dozen scientific disciplines, and four key contexts for research into literature and science across the nineteenth century. To read more about the book, and to order a discounted copy, click on the link below:

Literature and Science Companion flier

Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs

Thursday 7th September, University of Leeds, 11am – 6pm
We warmly invite participants for a one-day workshop addressing the scholarly challenges and collaborative opportunities surrounding postgraduate research in the medical humanities.
Increasing numbers of postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines are undertaking work on human health, wellbeing, disease, and the body that entails interdisciplinary approaches. Conducting PhD research across disciplinary boundaries offers significant opportunities for innovative scholarship, but it can also present practical and intellectual challenges for those at the earlier stages of their academic careers.
This workshop, supported by the AHRC, will bring together postgraduate students in the medical humanities for interactive sessions and open discussion on research skills and professional career development in the field. Session leaders include Dr Emily T. Troscianko (Oxford), Dr Victoria Bates (Bristol), Dr Sam Goodman (Bournemouth), Dr James Stark (Leeds) and Dr Catherine Oakley (Leeds), with a keynote address from Professor Jane Macnaughton (Durham).
Session topics will cover: 
  • Undertaking an interdisciplinary PhD
  • Research methodologies
  • The disciplines of the medical humanities and disciplinary “identity”
  • Adapting your work for different audiences
  • Collaboration within and beyond academia
  • Positioning yourself for job and funding applications
  • Publishing in the field


For more details and the application process, see here. Please address any queries to Dr James Stark (j.f.stark@leeds.ac.uk).

The Journal of Science and Popular Culture will be publishing its first issue in 2018. Please click on the link below to read the call for papers:

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2nd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP IN THE FRAMEWORK OF “HERMOUPOLIS SEMINARS”,
SYROS, 5-8 JULY 2017
“Beyond Nature in Science and Literature”
The International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, the Hellenic Open University and the Institute of Historical Research/ National Hellenic Research Foundation organize a two-days’ workshop to study “Beyond Nature in Science and Literature”. The CoSciLit workshop is a new addition to the very prestigious “Hermoupolis Seminars” which have been organized for more than 30 years every July on Syros Island.
This workshop follows the successful 1st workshop organized in 2016 on the theme of "Nature(s), Humans and God(s) in Literature. Representations" and it will be part of series of workshops which will be organized with a specific theme every July. The venue of the workshop will be the “Historical Archives of the State” in the Town Hall of Hermoulis. Hermoupolis was once the capital of Greece and a city of great cultural, scientific and industrial heritage. Syros Island is very close to Piraeus by boat and an ideal place for a high quality, inexpensive summer visit.
Those who are willing to participate in the workshop with a presentation may ask further information and/or submit an abstract of max. 200 words sending an email to gvlahakis@yahoo.com until 31st May 2017.
Languages: English, Greek, French, German.
For participants giving a paper there will be a modest fee of 50 Euros and for those who will attend without a paper a fee of 40 Euros to cover administrative expenses. There will be some hotels with reduced prices on offer for the participants but there are plenty of places, in Hermoupolis or close by, at very convenient prices.

Call for Reviewers

The BSLS Reviews site, which publishes c 60 reviews a year, is looking for suitably qualified reviewers for some books that have come in recently. Reviews are c 1000w, and are generally due within three months. You can find a list of the books available for review here.

If you are interested, please contact the Reviews Editor, Gavin Budge, on <G.Budge@herts.ac.uk>, with some details about yourself and your interests, and a postal address.

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