The enfranchisement process throughout the English-speaking world has all but been a simultaneous one. In addition to the repeal of religious bans in the early 19th c., no less than six electoral reforms (Representation of the People Acts) were passed by the British Parliament between the mid-19th c. and the late 1960s, first enlarging the electorate on a property basis − but still within the confines of an exclusively male electorate −, then extending the right to vote to women
The history of surveillance is often associated with the history of the state. However, commercial organizations in the United States – from insurance companies to audience rating firms and database marketers, to corporate personnel and auditing departments – also exercise power over citizens through systems of identification, classification, and monitoring. The history of commercial surveillance thus intersects with key issues concerning the history of privacy, information, social sorting and discrimination, and technologies of discipline and control. Leggi tutto “01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America””
Call for papers for a three-day workshop on anti-Catholicism in Europe and America. The aims of the workshop are Leggi tutto “30/04/18 – CFP “Anti-Catholicism in Europe and America, 1520-1900””
Issues of identities and connections were as pertinent to the inhabitants of early America and the Atlantic World as they remain today. Up until the mid-nineteenth century, the geopolitics of the Americas were in constant flux Leggi tutto “15/04/18 – CFP “The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850”
What is the current state of Blues Literature? It has been well over thirty years since Houston Baker Jr.’s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984) put blues back on the critical map. Much has changed since then.
Noir come l’inchiostro: True Crime e Fake News sulla pagina e sullo schermo
“Il mondo è ciò che accade”, scriveva Wittgenstein: ma ciò che accade deve essere narrato, altrimenti non esiste. Se non viene narrato, c’è il vuoto. Le narrazioni danno vita alla cronaca, ai fatti, gli eventi, all’esistenza stessa della vita e della morte. Leggi tutto “30/05 – CFP: Urbinoir 2018”
BrANCH, the Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians, was established in 1993 in order to promote the study in Britain of the history of the United States between 1789 and 1917. Membership is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in this period of American history.