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Underwater Worlds: Aquatic Visions in Art, Science and Literature

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:10am
University of Oxford

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford, 15-16 September 2015.

With keynotes by:

Professor John Mack (University of East Anglia), author of The Sea: A Cultural History (2011).

Professor Christiana Payne (Oxford Brookes University), author of Where the Sea Meets the Land: Artists on the Coast in Nineteenth Century Britain (1998) and The Power of the Sea: Making Waves in British Art 1790-2014 (with Janette Kerr, 2014).

Professor Bernhard Klein (University of Kent), author of Fictions of the Sea: Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture (2002) and Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean (with Gesa Mackenthun, 2004).

Melodrama - **Submissions Deadline January 10** - Graduate Conference - February 13

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:08am
Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Changes in Medieval Fashions - April 25th, 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:16pm
University of California Santa Barbara Medieval Studies Program

University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Call for Papers: "Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages"

Keynote Speaker: Professor Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, UC Berkeley

"ché l'uso d'i mortali è come fronda
in ramo, che sen va e altra vene."

"The custom of men is as leaves on a branch,
some of which go and others come."

Dante Aligheri, Paradiso, XXVI, 137-138

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 5:24pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred
The Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond Project

Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
Pilgrimage is a cross-cultural phenomenon that facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures and walks of life. In the 2nd Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of this profound phenomenon.

Among the key issues that emerged from Sacred Journeys I: Pilgrimage and Beyond, were:

Slavery Past, Present and Future Tuesday 7th July – Thursday 9th July 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 5:12pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Slavery Past, Present and Future
The Slavery Past, Present and Future Project

Tuesday 7th July – Thursday 9th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
It is an unfortunate truth that slavery, in one form or another, exists in almost all human societies. The 2014 United States State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report, for example, claims that virtually every country in the world is now a source, transit, or destination point for human trafficking, which it describes as a "modern form of slavery."

Journal Special Issue: Deleuze and Guattari in the Anthropocene

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 4:47pm
Hannah Stark (University of Tasmania); Arun Saldanha (University of Minnesota)

Twenty years after his death, Deleuze's thought continues to be mobilised in relation to the most timely and critical problems society faces. As theory is starting to reconcile itself with a grim environmental future and with the emergence of the Anthropocene as a key conceptual framework, we are compelled to consider the philosophical consequences of the irreversible and profound impacts of industrialisation and consumerism on environments at a planetary scale. The Anthropocene disrupts thought itself, requiring that we re-evaluate the human and its place in the cosmos: a third Copernican Revolution. It is widely accepted now that the human species is itself a geological force.

University of Toronto Slavic Studies Conference, April 7-8 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 2:28pm
University of Toronto

The Slavic Studies union at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce its 2015 Graduate Student Conference, to be held in Toronto on April 7-8th, 2015. Our keynote speaker Dr. Mayhill Fowler (Stetson University), a cultural historian focusing on how different kind of state systems shape creativity, and how diversity leads to innovation.

2014's conference was a great success, featuring presenters from across North America and disciplines. As a sample of the material presented, refer to last year's programme here: http://tinyurl.com/o3unwca

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