As part of the University of Otago’s commemoration activities, the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture (CRoCC) and the Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) are co-hosting a conference and heritage festival on ‘1869’ as part of the University’s 150th programme of activities. The event will take place on 25-29 September 2019 and a call for papers has now begun. The closing date for abstracts is 1 April 2019.
1869 was a year in which many scientific, political, commercial, cultural and medical milestones were also recorded, including the first issue of Nature, the opening of the Suez Canal, the publication of the Periodic Table, Paul Langerhans’ discovery of pancreatic islets and the appearance of The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill.
The conference organisers welcome abstracts, panel proposals and posters from all disciplines and perspectives from the University of Otago, academic and professional staff community, and particularly encourage postgraduate participation.
The conference will combine a traditional academic programme with a range of public heritage festival events, special forums and social engagements.
Further information about the conference, and details about how to submit an abstract for consideration, can be found here: 1869 conference.