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CfP: BSHS Panel on Science and Connoisseurship

Call for Papers: Session proposal organised by Michael Bycroft and Alex Wragge-Morley British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, 6-9 July 2017 Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives. This session seeks to open up new directions in the growing field of research examining the connections between science and connoisseurship. Historians have generally examined these connections by focusing on well-recognised moments in the emergence of 'art' as a category in European thought, for instance by revealing the role of the Royal Society of London in providing an institutional foundation for the arts in the late 17th- and early 18th centuries, or by examining the appropriation of artistic discourses and practices by scientific practitioners in the Italian Renaissance. However, we would like to open up the field to new lines of inquiry, reflecting recent developments in

CfP:Bridge: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures

BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures Dates: 6-10 July 2017 Location: Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, UK Second Call for Papers Deadline: 16 January 2017 About: Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges –not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape. Indicative themes of interest to the conference include: •The materials and technologies of bridges – the heritage of form and function •National and local iconographies of bridges •Narratives of bridge construction and destruction •Communities united and communities divided by bridges •Poetics of the bridge - representing the bridge in art, literature and film •Love and death on the bridge •The language o