CFP: Deeds not Words? Assessing a Century of Change (Conference)

Posted: Monday, 21 May 2018

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, invite papers for an upcoming conference, Deeds not Words? Assessing a Century of Change, exploring changes and advancements since 1918. Conference date:3 November 2018. Closing date for receipt of proposals: 5pm, Friday 15 June 2018.

1918 saw significant social change, including the end of World War I, the passing of the Representation of People Act and the 1918 elections. The conference aims to explore ‘deeds' focusing on actions and inactions, and poses the question what has changed for society since 1918, for better and worse?

Papers are invited but not limited to the themes and subthemes listed below. We welcome proposals from all disciplines; whether you are a historian, artist, postgraduate student, heritage professional, independent researcher, or collector.

Words:
Material Culture: Use of images and language in campaigns and protests 1918-2018
Autograph books/Documentary objects.

Rights:
Changes and examples of action/inaction with regards to Education/Health/Voting/Work/Property/Pension/Wealth
Family/Home.

Bodies:
Fashion/Clothing changes. Masculinity/ femininity
Imprisonment/Hunger Strikes
Post-Traumatic Stress- WWI
Art/Visual Culture

Submissions are also encouraged on topics providing international and national contexts, and focus on how material culture reflects these changes, particularly artefacts held in the National Museum's collections.

Speaker information: A speaking fee of €150 will be available to accepted papers. While the Museum welcomes submissions from beyond Ireland, travel and accommodation will not be covered.

Click here for further information and details of the application process.