Monday, November 24, 2014

FINAL CFP: Masculinities in the British Landscape

Dear friends and colleagues,

Please find below and attached the FINAL CALL for papers for a
conference on Masculinities in the British Landscape, co-organized by Dr
Edward Bujak and myself, to be held at Harlaxton Manor on 14-17 May
2015. Because of the nature of the topic, we are seeking paper proposals
from a wide range of disciplines, covering multiple periods.

The deadline for proposals is 1 December 2014. We welcome abstracts from
academics at any stage, including postgraduate and early career
researchers. Competitive postgraduate bursaries are also available
thanks to the support of the Economic History Society.

Details about the conference, including the postgraduate application
bursary and information, can be found at

Feel free to send this CFP widely amongst your interested friends and

With all best,

Masculinities in the British Landscape:
A multi-disciplinary, multi-period conference at Harlaxton College, the
British Campus of the University of Evansville, outside of Grantham,
Keynote Speaker: Professor Howard Williams (Chester):
‘From Stonehenge to the National Memorial Arboretum:
Megaliths and Martial Masculinity in the British Landscape’
This conference seeks to explore current and historical concepts of
masculinities in the British landscapes. From depictions of masculine
control to landscapes of masculine employment, the conference wishes to
explore the ways masculinity has been marked on the landscape and
expressed in landscape terms.
Proposals will be accepted from all eras from the prehistoric to the
contemporary. The geographic area covered will be not only England,
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but also the historic scope of
‘Britishness,’ including former British Empire states in their colonial
and post-colonial periods. Proposals are encouraged from any discipline,
including (but not limited to) archaeology, art history, criminology,
folklore studies, history, literature, philosophy, sociology and
theology. Topics might include:

·         The naval seascape

·         Sculpted and symbolic landscapes

·         Agricultural landscapes

·         Ritualized landscapes

·         Gender, crime and urban topography

·         Employment and land

·         Geographic concepts of masculinity

·         Masculinity, empire and the landscape

·         Religious masculinity and the monastic landscape

·         Landscapes of masculinity through war, rebellion and protest

·         Textual depictions of masculinities and landscapes

·         Sport, gender and land
Please send 200-word proposals for 20-minute papers or 600-word
proposals for 3-paper panels to
December 2015. Informal queries can be made to Dr Edward Bujak at
Weikert at
The conference website can be found at
The Conference is generously supported by the Economic History Society.

Dr Katherine Weikert
Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies

Departments of History and Archaeology

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