What’s On

June 2021

Virtual Conference

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Conference

7 – 11 June 2021

HOTCUS is delighted to welcome scholars to its thirteenth annual conference, which for the first time is being hosted virtually. Our 2021 Annual Conference is taking place from the 7th to the 10th of June on Zoom, and will feature a mix of pre-circulated papers and live panels on a range of topics relating to the history of the United States.

Our plenary speaker this year is Connie Y. Chiang, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College. Professor Chiang has published extensively in the field of environmental history and the history of the United States. She is the author of Shaping the Shoreline: Fisheries and Tourism on the Monterey Coast (University of Washington Press)

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on twentieth century History titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/hoctus-2021/

Conference website: https://hotcus.org.uk/annual-conference-2021/

Virtual Conference

European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

7 – 13 June 2021

We are very happy to announce that the Palermo team is able to host the NECS conference next year in June! Therefore, we decided to postpone the 2020 conference to 16-1​8 June 2021. All keynote speakers are still on board and we hope you are as well! If your paper was accepted, we will approach you during the summer to check if you adhere to your submission and to discuss technicalities. We will keep you posted if we can offer slots for new contributions.

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on Film & Media studies titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/necs-2021/

Conference website: https://necs.org/conferences#/node/117927

Virtual Conference

Society for Ethnology and Folklore Congress

19 – 24 June 2021

University of Helsinki

The 15th SIEF congress is hosted by the University of Helsinki, Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution (est. 1640). With the theme Breaking the rules? Power, participation and transgression, we invite and encourage participants to explore the dynamics, modes, arenas and implications of breaking the rules and to revisit and discuss underlying concepts.

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on Ethnology & Folklore studies titles: [Link forthcoming]

Conference website: https://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2021/index.shtml

Virtual Conference

British International Studies Association Conference

21 – 23 June 2021

The BISA conference is renowned for being inclusive, diverse and friendly. We bring together a worldwide community of specialists to discuss, promote and develop International Studies.

In 2021 we’re going virtual! Taking the provocation of ‘forgetting’ International Studies, #BISA2021 offers an opportunity both to critically engage with this period of global change, and to reflect upon the possibilities and limitations of the discipline in confronting it. Highlights include three fantastic keynotes featuring Professor Gary YoungeDr Agnes Callamard and more, 100+ panels, an art exhibition, and an IR quiz.

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on International Studies titles: [Link forthcoming]

Conference website: https://conference.bisa.ac.uk/

Virtual Book Discussion

Genetic Crossroads | Elise K Burton

22 June 2021, 17:00 BST

Centre for Global Knowledge Studies, University of Cambridge

We are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion hosted by Dr Elise K Burton (University of Toronto), around her new book Genetic Crossroads: The Middle East and the Science of Human Heredity.

Genetic Crossroads is an unprecedented history of human genetics in the Middle East, from its roots in colonial anthropology and medicine to recent genome sequencing projects. It illuminates how scientists from Turkey to Yemen, Egypt to Iran, transformed genetic data into territorial claims and national origin myths.

Find out more and how to attend: http://gloknos.ac.uk/research/activities/book-launches/burton-launch-2021

Virtual Conference

International Conference on Sport & Society

24 – 25 June 2021

University of Granada

Due to current restrictions on entry into Spain, and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end, we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.

We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we’ll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on Sport & Society studies titles: [Link forthcoming]

Conference website: https://sportandsociety.com/2021-conference

Virtual Conference

International Screen Studies Conference

25 – 27 June 2021

Screen Journal

The Screen Studies Conference, organised by the journal Screen, features over 100 speakers presenting papers on a wide range of topics within screen studies, including a thematic strand focusing on the impact upon screen-based media ideas and practice of calls across academia and beyond to decolonise, de-centre or de-Westernise established creative canons and intellectual approaches.

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on Screen studies titles: [Link forthcoming]

Conference website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-screen-studies-conference-2021-tickets-141405183711

Virtual Conference

Society for French Studies Annual Conference

28 – 30 June 2021

Queen’s University Belfast

The 62nd annual conference of the Society for French Studies will take place at Queen’s University Belfast, on 28-30 June 2021.

To supplement papers transferred over from our 2020 conference, which was unavoidably cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to invite additional proposals for papers (in English or French; duration: 20 minutes) and for panel sessions. Please see the call for papers, below, for further information.

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on French studies titles: [Link forthcoming]

Conference website: https://www.sfs.ac.uk/conferences/2021-annual-conference

July 2021

Virtual Book Talk

Dr Malini Sur – Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border

1 July 2021, 17:00 AEST / 08:00 BST

Australian Critical Border Studies Network

We are pleased to announce that Dr Malini Sur (Western Sydney University) will present her recently published book Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border at our next seminar. The seminar will be held on the 1st of July, Thursday (5 pm, AEST). Professor Bina D’Costa (Australian National University) will provide commentary before an open discussion.

If you wish to attend please register via the event page.

More info: https://acbsworking.group/2021/05/20/dr-malini-sur-jungle-passports-fences-mobility-and-citizenship-at-the-northeast-india-bangladesh-border/

Virtual Book Launch

Making Film, Making History: Women, Visibility and Production Cultures

2 July 2021, 19:00 BST

School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

The School of Media and Communication are delighted to bring you the online book launch of Dr Melanie Bell’s new book, Movie Workers: The Women Who Made British Cinema.

The format of the book launch will be a roundtable discussion where Melanie Bell, Shelley Stamp and Yvonne Tasker explore the multi-faceted aspects of women’s labour in film production and their place in film histories. Opening up questions of creativity, visibility and value, the speakers will reflect on the challenges and opportunities of rewriting production history through a gendered lens, and why feminist media historiography continues to offer some of the most exciting developments in the field.

Please note this event will be held online via Microsoft Teams. To request an invitation to this event, please email mediaresearchsupport@leeds.ac.uk by 12pm on Friday 2 July.
Find out more: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/media/events/event/2180/book-launch-making-film-making-history-women-visibility-and-production-cultures

Virtual Book Launch

The Material Fall of Roman Britain, 300-525 CE

5 July 2021, 18:30 BST

Fringe event of the International Medieval Congress hosted by the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds.

Organised by Combined Academic Publishers in coordination with the University of Pennsylvania Press.

The standard explanation for the emergence of the new-style material culture found in lowland Britain by the last quarter of the fifth century is that foreign objects were brought in by “Anglo-Saxon” settlers. Marshalling a wealth of archaeological evidence, Robin Fleming argues instead that not only Continental immigrants, but also the people whose ancestors had long lived in Britain built this new material world together from the ashes of the old, forging an identity that their descendants would eventually come to think of as English.

Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-the-material-fall-of-roman-britain-300-525-ce-tickets-155922052055

Browse the full CAP book exhibit for the International Medieval Congress here: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/imc-2021/


Leeds International Medieval Congress

5 – 9 July 2021

University of Leeds

Drawing medievalists from over 60 countries, with more than 2,000 individual papers as well as public concerts, performances, excursions, bookfairs and more, the International Medieval Congress (IMC) is Europe’s largest forum for sharing ideas in medieval studies. IMC 2021 will take place online from Monday 05 July to Friday 09 July 2021.

Find out more: https://www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on Medieval Studies titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/imc-2021/

As part of IMC 2021, Combined Academic Publishers in coordination with the University of Pennsylvania Press will be organising a launch event for The Material Fall of Roman Britain, 300-525 CE by Robin Fleming. Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-the-material-fall-of-roman-britain-300-525-ce-tickets-155922052055


A New Theory of the Earth

6 July 2021, 19:00 BST

Thomas Nail with Dorion Sagan

Climate change and other ecological disruptions challenge us to reconsider the deep history of minerals, atmosphere, plants, and animals and to take a more process-oriented perspective that sees humanity as part of the larger cosmic and terrestrial drama of mobility and flow. This conversation between philosopher Thomas Nail and ecological theorist Dorion Sagan will urge us to rethink our ethical relationship to one another, the planet, and the cosmos at large. 

Thomas Nail is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver. His current work focuses on the influence of mobility in the 21st century and the philosophy of movement broadly. He is the author of Theory of the Earth from Stanford University Press.

Find out more: https://www.thephilosopher1923.org/events/a-new-theory-of-the-earth

Virtual Book Discussion

Resounding the Sublime by Dr Miranda Eva Stanyon

7 July 2021, 11:30 – 13:00 BST

Queen Mary University of London

Presentation and discussion of Miranda Eva Stanyon’s new book Resounding the Sublime. Hosted by Queen Mary University of London.

The event will begin with a presentation by the author, Dr Miranda Eva Stanyon (University of Melbourne), of her book Resounding the Sublime: Music in English and German Literature and Aesthetic Theory, 1670-1850 (University of Pennsylvania, 2021).

This is to be followed by additional discussion from two commentators, Professor Rüdiger Görner (Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, QMUL) and Dr Emma Gilby (University of Cambridge). The event will be introduced by Professor Miri Rubin (History, QMUL) and hosted by Professor Markman Ellis (English, QMUL).

Find out more and register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/resounding-the-sublime-by-dr-miranda-eva-stanyon-registration-158390406971


Histories of Women in Film and Television: Then and Now

10 – 11 July 2021

Maynooth University, Ireland

The theme for our conference is “Histories of Women in Film and Television: Then and Now.”

The conference will be held virtually on Zoom on 10th and 11th July 2021. The conference will consist of pre-recorded videos of papers, which will be made available for attendees in advance.

The Women’s Film & Television History Network-UK/Ireland are a group of researchers, teachers, archivists, collections managers, students, professionals, and enthusiasts engaged in exploring the contributions women have made to the emergence and development of film and television.

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on Women in Film titles: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/dwfh21/

Find out more: https://womensfilmandtelevisionhistory.wordpress.com/dwfth-5-2021/


26th World Congress of Political Science (IPSA)

10 – 15 July 2021

Nova University Campus of Campolide in Lisbon, Portugal

We are very pleased to invite our colleagues from around the world to Lisbon, Portugal for the 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science to be held 10-14 July 2021. The Congress will have a diverse program under the theme New Nationalisms in an Open World, which will be coordinated by the Program Co-Chairs Prof. Bertrand Badie and Prof. Hasret Dikici Bilgin.

The Congress will provide a great opportunity to present your work and discuss political science and international relations with scholars from all over the world. It will have particularly strong regional representation since it will also integrate the biennial Congress of the Portuguese Political Science Association.

Find out more: https://wc2021.ipsa.org/wc/welcome


The Society for Old Testament Study Summer Meeting

12 – 14 July 2021

The Society for Old Testament Study (SOTS) is a learned society, based in the British Isles, of professional scholars and others committed to the study of the Old Testament.

In light of ongoing coronavirus restrictions and uncertainties regarding the possibility of meeting physically in July, the Committee of the Society for Old Testament Study has approved a recommendation from its Programme Sub-Committee that the Summer Meeting, scheduled for July 12-14 in Sheffield, be now held fully online.

Find out more: https://www.sots.ac.uk/conferencedetails/

Virtual Conference

The Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Conference 2021

13 – 15 July 2021

University of Liverpool

This conference will explore the relation between our mortality (and the knowledge thereof) and our experience of meaningfulness (and meaninglessness), with particular focus on the question whether death undercuts meaning in life, as some life extensionists proclaim, or whether, on the contrary, meaning depends on our mortality.

View the CAP virtual exhibit for an exclusive conference discount on Philosophy titles: [Link Forthcoming]

Find out more: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/philosophy/events/meaning-in-life-and-the-knowledge-of-death/