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Extended Deadline: “Transnational Scales: Going Global in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries” (Special Panel at UM ECSG
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The University of Michigan's Eighteenth Century Studies Group, Nineteenth Century Forum, and Reorientations Interdisciplinary Workshop
EXTENDED DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2013
Special Panel Session: “Transnational Scales: Going Global in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”
“The Economy of Scales” Graduate Conference
The scientific, political, technological, and social changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries brought with them radical shifts in the ways individuals conceptualized their place in the world and in relation to others in it. Moreover, the imbrication of local economies and state interests with global networks mobilized people and objects on a previously unknown scale, oftentimes within systems that blurred the boundary between human and material capital.
In keeping with the overarching theme of the graduate conference, this panel will explore “the manner in which different scales—temporal and/or spatial,…human or non-human, and local, national, or international -- influence cultural, historical, literary and scientific practices in these periods.” Topics that potentially resonate with the “economy of scales” theme include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:
Please send 300-500 word abstracts to atsay[at]umich.edu by December 15, 2013. Any submitted abstracts that are not selected for this session will be forwarded to the conference organizers for consideration on other panels. Proposals can also be sent to them directly at aranruth[at]umich.edu and adsneed[at]umich.edu.
For more information about the conference or to see the full conference CFP, please visit http://www.umich.edu/~ecsg/Conference2014/index.html.