Call for papers: ‘Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period’

Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s 8th Student Conference: Call for Papers

 ‘Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period’

Birkbeck Early Modern Society is pleased to announce its 8th annual student conference on the theme of ‘Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period’ to take place on Saturday 21 February 2015. This conference provides an ideal forum to showcase student research.

We are interested in notions of feasting and/ or famine during the Early Modern Period, 1500-1800.

Conference papers could address a range of subject areas such as: material culture, culinary history, medical and social history, population studies, economics, affluence, consumption, plenitude or absence, verbosity or silence,  art, religion, music, literature, drama, philosophy, psychology.

We are looking for a diverse collection of papers that connect with our conference theme.

Please send your abstract as a Microsoft word document.Please put your name, programme of study and institution at the top of your abstract.

The abstract should be no more than 250 words for papers lasting 20-25 minutes (about 2,000-2,500 words).

Please email your abstract to Dr Laura Jacobs, Secretary, Birkbeck Early Modern Society, by 5pm on Friday 5 December 2014. We will be holding a selection meeting shortly after the deadline and may not be able to consider late submissions.

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