CFP: Material and Visual Culture Seminar Series Back

We are pleased to announce that the Material and Visual Culture Seminar Series (MVCS) will be continuing for a third year. We therefore invite proposals for twenty-minute papers from postgraduate and early-career researchers addressing any aspect of material and visual culture studies.  

The seminars aim to explore a wide variety of themes, and localities within the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (broadly defined) to foster methodological and interdisciplinary dialogue. Topics might include but are not limited to: object/subject/theme case studies, material/visual culture and identity, consumerism, visual art, material/visual culture in literature, craft, ‘things’ as primary sources, etc. 

Please submit a title and abstract of no more than 250 words, with a short biography (about 100 words) to materialcultureresearcheca@ed.ac.uk by 31 July.  

The seminars are scheduled for Wednesday evenings, fortnightly throughout semester one 21/22. We will continue to hold online via Collaborate due to the uncertainty surrounding the easing of current social, educational, and work restrictions taking place in the UK.