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Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research

Regionalism Across the World in the Long Nineteenth Century Event

Across the world
Date:
20 September 2018
Venue:
Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BF

Event details

An international multidisciplinary conference to be held at the Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, SOUTHAMPTON SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom.

Registration now open

Registration is now open for our 2018 conference ‘Regionalism Across the World in the Long Nineteenth Century’. Register by 17th September via the booking link above.

Conference details

This multidisciplinary conference will explore the social, political, cultural and economic factors contributing to the growth and characteristics of regionalism in many countries during the long nineteenth century.

Many national and regional borders are currently undergoing high-profile reassessments. This topical and timely conference explores the relationship between regionalism, mobility, politics and the arts in the nineteenth century – a period which saw many such borders being drawn, re-drawn and hotly contested around the world. Co-organised by the Departments of English (Faculty of Humanities) and Social Statistics and Demography (Faculty of Social Sciences) under the aegis of the interdisciplinary Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research, it will bring together established international scholars, postgraduates, and early career researchers of literature, history, sociology, cultural geography, political science, ethnography, labour history, language, and linguistics, to debate the nineteenth-century precedents of an issue that is of critical importance in many parts of the world today: the intimate, sometimes symbiotic, often fractious relationships between regional identity, politics, culture, economics, and the arts.

On the day following the conference, 21 September, we are offering a limited number of places on a guided tour of the Dorset County Museum (price £3.60 per person, inclusive of minibus travel. Pre-booking essential).

Keynote speaker

Fiona Edmonds

Director of the Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University

This multidisciplinary conference will explore the social, political, cultural and economic factors contributing to the growth and characteristics of regionalism in many countries during the long nineteenth century.

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Speaker information

Dr Fiona Edmonds,Lancaster University,I am a historian of medieval Britain and Ireland, with research interests ranging from the sixth century to the twelfth. My work knows no borders, focusing on maritime connections and now-lost kingdoms. Particular areas of interest are the Irish Sea region in the Viking Age, and 'Middle Britain' (northern England and southern Scotland) prior to the Anglo-Scottish border. My monograph investigates links between the kingdom of Northumbria and the Gaelic-speaking world, and I have also worked on connections between Northumbria, Strathclyde and Wales. I have been involved in funded projects on Furness Abbey’s links across the Irish Sea and contacts between Britain and Brittany. I am interested in interdisciplinary work, for example combining historical and linguistic evidence through the study of names. I am the Director of the Regional Heritage Centre.

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