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Conference Description

This conference will explore the material dimensions of inscribed knowledge across modern disciplinary lines, featuring talks by internationally known scholars in History, Literature, Digital Humanities, Geography, Music and Art History. Drawing on a diverse range of methodological approaches, the speakers will collectively address the role of material inscription in the formation, or deformation, of knowledge from roughly 1660-1850. Kinds of inscription that we will consider include manuscripts, drawings, maps, graffiti, archives, books and other objects. We will also consider the physical circuits and practices (i.e., manual, technological, social, institutional) through which such inscriptions traveled.

“Inscriptions” is part of the international series of six events, “The Disorder of Things: Predisciplinarity and the Divisions of Knowledge,” a collaborative network jointly organized by faculty in the University of California, Riverside and Birkbeck, University of London.

Faculty Organizer: Professor Adriana Craciun (adrianac@ucr.edu)

Conference Sponsors:
University of California Humanities Research Institute
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, UC Riverside

Free and Open to the Public