June 2017

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Thanks to Wellcome Trust funding, Martina Zimmermann's new monograph The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer's Disease Life-Writing is fully available through open access. To download the book for free from the publisher's website, click here.

Applications are now invited for the next round of both competitions, each with a deadline of 1st September 2017.

For more information on how to apply and on past awards, please visit our funding page.

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:


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.


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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