CALL FOR PAPERS for ‘There and Back Again’: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium

Travel conferenceIf you are a postgraduate research student you might be interested in a Symposium exploring the richness of travel in its multivalent forms, from antiquity to beyond in relation to social, political, cultural, and environmental forces. The symposium will be held on 22nd June 2015 at the University of Nottingham.

Abstracts of 250-300 words for 20 minute papers are welcome from all current postgraduate students. Please send, along with a short biography, to by Friday 8th May 2015.

The symposium will consider interpretations of travel across the arts, humanities, and social sciences and papers are invited on (but are by no means limited to) the following themes:

  • The narration and representation of travel
  • Journeying in/through the landscape
  • Spatial identity and place
  • Travel and temporality
  • Modes and methods of transport
  • Home, abroad, belonging, displacement
  • Departures and arrivals
  • Origins, destinations, and the in-between
  • Crossing borders and boundaries
  • The implications and legacies of travel

The symposium is a one-day, interdisciplinary workshop that seeks to offer postgraduate students an opportunity to present related work at any stage of their research within a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment. It is the ninth annual postgraduate workshop to be run by the Landscape, Space, Place Research Group and hosted by the Schools of English and Geography at the University of Nottingham.

Visit the LSPRG conference web pages for more information.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on April 30, 2015, in Conferences, Events and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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