Electrifying Experimentation: Science in Nineteenth-Century Britain A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Sheffield, UK 25 February 2006

The departments of English Literature and Philosophy will be hosting a one-day conference on science in nineteenth-century Britain. Papers or panels are warmly invited on all aspects of research broadly relating to science in nineteenth-century Britain. Proposals may focus on areas including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy of science, history of science, sociology, biblical studies, art and pedagogy. Postgraduates and academics at the start of their careers are particularly encouraged to respond. As there is an initial publishing interest in this conference, selected papers may be published in an edited collection.

The day will feature addresses from several leading researchers in the field, including : Professor Sally Shuttleworth (English Literature, Oxford) Professor Geoffrey Cantor (History and Philosophy of Science, Leeds) Professor John Hodge (History and Philosophy of Science, Leeds) Dr. Gowan Dawson (English Literature, Leicester) Dr. Gregory Raddick (History and Philosophy of Science, Leeds)

Proposals of 250 words, along with a brief biographical note, should be submitted no later than 12 December 2005. Please send proposals by email, with the word ‘submission’ in the subject line, to both the conference organizers, Amanda Mordavsky and Simon Fitzpatrick, at the following addresses: [email protected] [email protected]

See http://www.shef.ac.uk/english/events/electrifying.html