The deadline for VSAWC conference proposals is coming up quickly. Your 250-Âword abstracts (with title) and separate 75-word biographical blurb is due October 18. To submit your abstract, e-mail VSAWC14@uvic.ca.
This year’s theme is Victorian Communities, and the conference organizers welcome papers that explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of community. From Chartist organizations to the Salvation Army, from womenâ€™s colleges to Mechanics â€™Institutes, from Evangelical congregations to pagan gatherings, and including rituals ranging from family reading and hymn singing to maypole dancing, rugby matches, and croquet games, Victorians sought out â€œcombinationsâ€ that were political, religious, domestic, social, artistic, academic, and/or erotic.
VSAWC is without a doubt one of my favourite conferences, and this year it’s in beautiful Banff, AB. I hope to see you there!
* note: I am bad at both maths and days, so the number in the title may be a bit off.