Call for Papers and Images of Research: EMREM Postgraduate Forum, Birmingham, May 2017

Annual Symposium and Images of Research Exhibition

Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May 2017

Papers and images of research are invited for the 2017 EMREM two-day interdisciplinary symposium, to be held at the University of Birmingham. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Powerful Objects’. 

Postgraduates from all fields of EMREM (History, Archaeology, Literature, Linguistics, Music, Art History) are welcome to share their research by giving papers and/or entering the exhibition, while also building networks at this friendly and well-established symposium.  You may submit both a paper and an image.

Possible topics for papers and images might include, but are not limited to:

Materiality and Embodiment                 The Sacred and the Numinous

Text as Object                                          Relics and Reliquaries

Life Courses and Biographies                 Digital Humanities

Object-Oriented Ontologies                    Royal Regalia

Human and Non-Human Objects         Mechanical and Musical Instruments

Painting and Sculpture                           Weaponry and Armour

Tombs and Monuments                          Coins and Coinage

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send proposals of approximately 300 words, OR 1000 words if applying as a panel, to by 1 March 2017.

For the exhibition send a high resolution image along with a 200 word summary of what it shows and how it links to your research (if accepted, printing will be organised). These will be exhibited during the conference, and prizes awarded.    @EMREM_Forum

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