Page from the commonplace book of Ellen Warter, granddaughter of Robert Southey, Coll-1559, Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh.
Having spent many a recent free moment looking at commonplace books in the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections, the CFP for the fascinating-sounding Holding/Held by the Book conference struck a real chord with me. The conference considers ‘what it means to hold a book as well as the continuing hold the book has upon its readers’.
Other CFPs, TOCs, and posts that caught my eye this week included:
The call for submissions for Issue 4 of British Art Studies.
The CFP for Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context.
The Claiming Space: Women and Fashion symposium.
The CFP for Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive: Matter and Meaning.
The latest edition of Print Quarterly (March 2016).
The recent Notches blog series on sexually transmitted diseases, particularly Jill Briggs’ post on ‘Moral Panic and Syphilis in Jamaica‘, and Agnes Arnold Foster’s post ‘“The Unreasonable Indulgence of That Appetite”: Cancer as a Venereal Disease in the Nineteenth Century’.