Centre for Comparative Modernities Seminar Series 2023/24 – CALL FOR PAPERS

Date / time: 15 October, 12:00 am

Centre for Comparative Modernities Seminar Series 2023/24 - CALL FOR PAPERS


Call for Papers, deadline – 15 October 2023

The Centre for Comparative Modernities (CCM) invites proposals for twenty-minute papers for their 2023/24 seminar series. Proposals are welcome from postgraduates (including both Master’s and PhD students) and Early Career Researchers from across all disciplines. The seminar series offers the opportunity to present research (both on-ongoing and completed) and to receive informal feedback from peers.

The CCM seminar provides interdisciplinary opportunities for researchers to explore the historical, international and comparative nature of modernity. It aims to foster an interdisciplinary perspective that moves beyond the western-centric paradigm of modernity and to challenge conventional understandings of how the world has changed over time. Papers focused on international and comparative approaches are particularly welcome. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • How different countries diverge and converge in their approach to modernity
  • Critical perspectives on Western models of modernity
  • The relationship between modernity and Westernization
  • Alternative (non-Western) models of modernity
  • Modernity as a framework of historical analysis/research

Please submit a title and abstract of no more than 300 words along with a short biography (max. 100 words) to ccm@durham.ac.uk by 15 October. It is envisioned that all papers will be delivered online, though requests for hybrid papers may also be considered.