This event, originally intended to be held in the spring, is now slated for November (exact date TBC) and so we are renewing the CFP for a 21 September deadline. We are looking for contributions to a workshop exploring how people (archivists, teachers, researchers etc) are using radical and activist collections in educational, public history... Continue Reading →
A further update on our Personal Correspondence in English conference - we have a new date set up for 15th - 16th April 2021. We will reissue the CFP in the autumn to hopefully pick up new papers to replace those unable to attend this new date. If you previously didn't submit as you couldn't... Continue Reading →
After a discussion today we have decided to postpone the conference until April 2021. It seems unlikely our university will be able to host an in-person conference in September, and we would prefer to still aim to have a face-to-face meeting rather than switching to a digital conference. This also means that the global situation... Continue Reading →
Note: we are committed to running this conference. If the global health situation means that it's not safe for us to run this on campus in September, we will either re-arrange it to run virtually, or we will reschedule it to a later date to run on campus. So please do submit your abstracts. If... Continue Reading →
Across history people have used letters to communicate. Letters were used in the exchange of news, emotions and opinions; they constructed networks, formed and destroyed friendships and relationships. Personal correspondence has been intrinsic to human society, bonding and breaking links between individuals, family and social groups.