Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture
Seminar Series 2013-14
Travel: Bodies and Objects in Motion
Convenors: Sandra Cavallo, Jane Hamlett, Stella Moss, Weipin Tsai
Seminar co-ordinator: Charlotte Brown
Seminars will take place at Royal Holloway, 11 Bedford Square, on Wednesdays at 5pm.
23 October Giorgio Riello and Anne Gerritsen (Warwick),‘Spaces of Global Interactions: The Material Landscapes of Global History’ Listen online here.
13 November, Ruth Livesey (RHUL), 'Dickens and America: Transport and the Making of Place in the 1840s'
11 December, Aaron Moore (Manchester), 'Physical Dimensions of Self: Diaries and Self-Discipline in East Asian Armies, 1937-1945'
29 January, Carl Thompson (Nottingham Trent), 'Gender and the Romanticization of Travel Writing; Maria Graham's Journal of a Residence in Chile'
26 February, joint session on letters: Charlotte Brown (RHUL) 'The Objects of Men’s Affections in their Letters Home 1760-1830'; Weipin Tsai (RHUL), ‘‘'Bright is the Moon over my Home Village: the Family Letters of Chinese Merchants in Late Qing China'.
12 March, Ann Massey (Middlesex), ‘Bodies at sea: Colonial Discourses and Ocean Liner Design’.
If you are coming from outside RHUL please notify Charlotte Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so that we can let security at Bedford Square know that you are coming.