This multidisciplinary conference will explore the social, political, cultural and economic factors contributing to the growth and characteristics of regionalism in many countries during the long nineteenth century. Papers are invited on any aspect of regionalism, including but not limited to:
- cultural geography
- history and politics
- ‘imagined communities’
- migration and diaspora
- traditions, customs, and ethnography
- literature, popular culture, the media, music, art, crafts and trades
- regions, capitals and nations 19th-century local/regional utopias and heterotopias
- gender and regionalism
- language and regionalism
Sessions will also explore the relationships between regions within the same country (north vs south; east vs west; inland vs coastal regions; islands vs mainlands) and between regions seen as ‘central’ and those seen as ‘peripheral’ in a political, economic or cultural sense. We particularly welcome proposals from postgraduates and
Early Career Researchers, for whom small travel bursaries may be available.
Abstracts (200 words) for panels (3 or 4 thematically related papers) and individual 20-minute papers should be submitted by e-mail to Andrew.Hinde@soton.ac.uk and E.M.Hammond@soton.ac.uk by 1 March 2018. Please also include a short CV.