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he organizers of the 2023 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference are seeking papers addressing nineteenth-century movements, be they physical, political, social, or aesthetic. Proposals on movements of all kinds are welcome. Paper and panel proposals are due October 7, 2022.  

Although our recent experience has been of restricted movement due to the pandemic, we live in a time of change to the ways we move (electric vehicles, space travel), mass dislocations and migrations around the world, and movements for political change (Black Lives Matter, #MeToo) tied to new communication tools.

The nineteenth century was also marked by accelerating movement(s): of peoples, commodities, ideas, technologies, and feelings. The period was characterized by the modernization of transportation,communication, and travel. Dance, theatre, sports, and literature flourished through new forms of physical movement that moved audiences in affectively novel ways. Political, social, and aesthetic movements reshaped culture and society. We welcome proposals on nineteenth-century movement and movements of all kinds.

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  INCS has a unique panel format to facilitate discussion and collaboration. Presenters pre-circulate written versions of their papers shortly before the conference and give 7-8 minute synopses during the panels, leaving ample time for dialogue and exchange.

  For paper proposals, send a 200-word abstract and a one-page CV to by October 7, 2022. For panel proposals, please provide a brief overview of the panel in an e-mail message and attach all paper proposals and CVs.

  For more information contact Nancy Henry at


Last modified   1 May 2022