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Nominations are now being accepted for the BSLS Book Prize 2021. Inaugurated in 2007, the annual British Society for Literature and Science book prize is awarded for the best book in the field of literature and science published that year. Any book is eligible, but can only be considered if it is nominated either by a member of BSLS or by its publisher. Publishers are very welcome to nominate their own books, and members may nominate their own titles. Please note that individual memberships must be current and the publication in question must be dated 2021 to be eligible. Members of the BSLS committee are not eligible for the Prize. A panel of BSLS executive committee members and scholars will read all submissions, with the winner announced at our 2022 conference. Please send all nominations to Emily Alder on bslsbookprize@gmail.com by 31 December 2021.

For a list of past winners and shortlisted titles, see here.

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Change of Air: Atmosphere, Health, and Locality in the Romantic Era, 1760-1840

14th September 2018
University of Oxford, Radcliffe Humanities Building, 3rd Floor Seminar Room.

The pursuit of a ‘change of air’, and its supposed effects on mental and physical health, is one of the most recognisable forms of environmental awareness in the long eighteenth century. However, it has yet to be fully incorporated into our understanding of place and locality in Romantic-era culture. This interdisciplinary symposium, organised in association with the Oxford Environmental Humanities research network, will demonstrate how air’s significance as a medical and environmental influence can take us beyond M. H. Abrams’ influential concept of the Romantic ‘Correspondent Breeze’, exploring how atmosphere was also an important medium of local, regional, and national difference.

Confirmed Speakers include: Rowan Boyson (KCL) [Keynote], Harriet Guest (York), Tim Fulford (DMU), Mary-Ann Constantine (University of Wales), Jennifer Wallis (QMUL), and William Tullett (IHR).

There are a limited number of free places for students, unwaged attendees, and researchers in part-time employment. Please email the organisers, Dr Erin Lafford (Oxford) and Dr Rhys Kaminski-Jones (University of Wales), to confirm your eligibility for a free place at:changeofairconference@gmail.com

Remaining Concessions: £10
Full Price: £20

Those who are not eligible for a free place can register here.

This event is being generously supported by TORCH, The Oxford Environmental Humanities Research Network, BSLS (The British Society for Literature and Science), BSECS (The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies), BARS (The British Association for Romantic Studies), and RECSO (Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Oxford).

For further information please see the event website:
https://changeofairconference.wordpress.com

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