The Early Modern Quarantine Conference – deadline 12 June 2020

Date / time: 26 June, All day

The Early Modern Quarantine Conference - deadline 12 June 2020

‘The historian, like the iconoclast’- Tessa Watt, Cheap Print

Friday 15th May and Friday 26th June 2020

The theme has been chosen to be as broad and inclusive as possible but with the present climate in mind we cannot help but understand the past through the lens of our present so may take inspiration from uncertainty and upheaval to revolt, rebel and reform. During these potentially era-defining events (in a century where since the ‘end of history’ it was already moving at lightening pace to catch up) we invite rethinking of orthodoxies, dissent and non-conformism both as movements in the past and as it applies to our discipline itself.

  • Maybe this means new assessments of primary sources, historiography, methodologies and approaches such as digitisation.
  • Revisionist, Feminist, Marxist, and Post-colonial reinterpretations are welcomed.
  • Maybe share some of your favourite little-known people, events, historians, or long-harboured pet theories which we should all use to reimagine things we thought we knew.
  • May we also take some inspiration from how people in the past have changed things and adapted to change and so we will particularly welcome papers on aspects of revolutions and reformations of all shapes and sizes.
  • We also encourage perspectives from scholars who challenge some of our very perceptions of what history is, such as from neighbouring disciplines, deep historiographical insights or regarding praxis.

We welcome proposals of 250 words for individual papers and panels of between two and four papers. Each ‘speaker’ should aim present between 5 and 15 tweets over a 15-minute slot, with question time allocated at the end of each panel.

Please DM us @EMQuon2020 or email for any further information and to submit a paper.

The deadline for proposals to present on our second conference day, 26th June is 12th June. Early proposals are warmly welcomed so that we can finalise the programme and notify all speakers as soon as possible after this date.

For those of you who have friends and colleagues who are not on Twitter but who you feel may like to present a paper then please ask them to email us a proposal and we would be glad to tweet a paper on their behalf.

Likewise, if you would require any advice on how to put together a tweet-paper then please do contact us.

After the CfP closes, everyone will be allocated a time slot during which you are required to present, please specify with your preferred date and time and we will do the best to accommodate.

After sign up closes we will advertise our conference programme.

We strongly encourage people to interact during the conference using the hashtag as well as in the lead up to it.