[H-verkko] CFP: ESSHC 2018: Elites and forerunners network call for papers & sessions

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ESSHC 2018: Elites and forerunners network call for papers & sessions
ESSHC 2018 in Belfast, 4-7 April 2018

Elites and forerunners network

Call for papers & sessions (deadline 1 May, 2017)

Elites and forerunners network recommends a dynamic approach to the history of
elites. Elites are seen primarily as forces of societal change, not only as
holders of status and privilege or agents of stagnation. The decline and
subsequent downfall of historical elites, sometimes followed by a re-emergence,
also deserve attention. To get a full picture about our theme, elite formations
should be explored across the full length of their life span and even beyond.

The network invites individual papers that focus on the history of elites
understood in the widest possible sense. We also look for participants willing
to organize complete sessions of four to five papers around a particular topic.
Each session must include papers from and about several countries. Comparative
sessions composed around thematic questions are favoured to epoch and
geographically oriented sessions. Session organizers may and should invite
participants to join their session, but the acceptance of papers and the final
organization of sessions rests with the network.

The network welcomes theoretical, methodological and conceptual approaches.
Sessions organised around particular/unusual types of source material are also
recommended. Sessions may be organised also in workshop, roundtable or
meet-the-author form.

For the 2018 conference, the network particularly promotes the following topics,
related to the history of Belfast and/or otherwise on the rise.

urban elites formed by shipbuilding and textile industries and commerce
emigrant elites in the “new country”
religious and nationalistic issues in relation to elite formation and elite
radical elites  

The following special topics were suggested at the network meeting in Valencia
in 2016 and through the Elites and forerunners FB
page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1003686776385551/(link is external)

economic elites; practices and structures of their work; different sources of
“big money”; semiotics and images of great wealth
semiotics of monarchy, national and international/transnational level
landed elites and lifestyles 2.0, with special focus on sports and other
pastimes & rituals
heritage and preservation issues
elites during totalitarian regimes; the decline of traditional elites during
communist regimes
rearrangement of elite positions after political or legislative regime change
patronage of arts as an elite function
philanthropy as an elite function
elites seen from the outside or “below”; images, semiotics, caricatures of
propaganda and argumentation for/against & critique of particular elites
revolutionary action aiming to overthrow particular elites
military elites
post-imperial elites, e.g. the former Habsburgian elites of the Central-European
women and elites; elite women
materiality of elites
international elite networks

As always, the potential topics of Elites and forerunners network include, but
are not limited to

aspiring, established, stagnated, declining and former elites
imperial, national and/or nationalistic, separatist, international and
trans-national elites
sub-state and local, rural and urban elites
elites away from home: colonial/colonialist, émigré and diaspora elites
elite lifestyles, family strategies, symbolisms and hierarchies
empires and their margins
court elites and court culture
military, religious, political and diplomatic elites
business and industrial elites
intellectual, academic, media, artistic and architectural elites
types, sources and strategies of power, status and distinction

To participate in the conference you must pre-register by 1 May, 2017, on the
ESSHC website.

If you wish to propose a session, please contact the network chair in advance,
at marja.h.e.vuorinen(at)outlook.com

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Marja Vuorinen <marja.h.e.vuorinen at outlook.com>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 2.5.2017
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