Water Works: The Arts of Water Management, 1500-1800

Deadline: 31 March 2022, 5pm GMT
Contact: Rosamund Paice, Northumbria University, UK
Email: Rosamund.Paice@northumbria.ac.uk

Water Works: The Arts of Water Management, 1500-1800
Institute of Humanities, Northumbria University, 22 June 2022

At a time of environmental crisis, studying histories of the manipulation of natural resources has never been more important. While our ancestors used different terms to talk of such matters, they engaged with (or stridently disengaged from) the same questions.

This symposium, which has been generously supported by the Institute of Humanities at Northumbria University (UK), aims to draw together expertise from across disciplines to engage with managed and mechanical water systems in the period 1500-1800. Our focus for this multidisciplinary symposium is on how humans have sought to make water work for them–for not only practical but also artistic purposes.

We envisage this symposium as the first step in developing a journal special issue, and plan to build towards this further by hosting a panel (or panels) leading out of the symposium at the ASLE-UKI conference (6-8 September 2022; https://asle.org.uk/events/northumbria-2022/).

Proposals for 20 minute papers should be sent to Dr Rosamund Paice (Rosamund.Paice@northumbria.ac.uk) by Friday 31 March 2022, 5pm GMT.

Posted on February 24, 2022