CFP: ‘The Nineteenth Century Today: Interdisciplinary, International, Intertemporal’ (10-12 July, 2024: Durham University, UK)

Call for Proposals

The Nineteenth Century Today: Interdisciplinary, International, Intertemporal


10-12 July, 2024: Durham University, Durham, UK

*In-person and Online*

How do we understand the nineteenth century from different disciplinary perspectives? Where in the world do we continue to see its reach? What are its legacies today?

For its inaugural conference, INCSA invites proposals for presentations, papers, panels, and performances that explore the nineteenth century in its past, present, and future manifestations. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Systemic risk: pandemics, climate change, biodiversity loss
  • Evidence: material, textual, visual, auditory
  • Collecting knowledge: archives, libraries, museums
  • Displaying knowledge: cartography, fine art, graphic art, architecture
  • Cultural thefts, restitution, reparation, and repatriation
  • Indigenous epistemologies
  • Indigenous rights
  • Colonial and imperial epistemologies
  • Nationalisms and internationalisms
  • Historical facts and fictions
  • Diasporas and migrations
  • Deep time
  • Historical time
  • Literary mediations: historical novels, contemporary epics, poetic (in)justice
  • Cinematic mediations: costume dramas, (post)modern interpretations
  • Technologies of vision and measurement
  • Individual vs collective perspectives
  • Centre and periphery: geographical, intellectual, political
  • Normativity, deviance, transgression

Guidelines for Proposals

The conference will be hybrid, with selected components online. When submitting a proposal, please indicate whether you intend to present in person or online. All submissions should have a clear title and be submitted in English. All proposals should be submitted via the portal on the INCSA website. Please include contact information (name, email address, and institutional position and affiliation, if any) for all people involved. Send questions to

You can read more about the INCSA submission process and the INCSA conference here