Regionalism Across the World in the Long Nineteenth Century

Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research
Conference, 20 September 2018.

Keynote speaker: Dr Fiona Edmonds (Director of the Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University) ‘The myth of regions? Nineteenth-century interpretations of northern England’s medieval past.’

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 (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/scnr), 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).

Conference price: £65 (full) and £35 (concessions), includes refreshments, lunch, and evening wine reception but excludes conference dinner. The registration link is available here between 30 June and 17 September 2018: http://go.soton.ac.uk/9s1