CFP: ‘The Lives of Objects’, deadline 31 January 2013

Oxford Centre for Life-Writing’s inaugural conference, on ‘The Lives of Objects’, will take place 19-22 September 2013. The Call for Papers is now open, and the deadline is 31 January 2013. Papers may offer biographical accounts of particular objects; and the organisers also invite papers that reflect on the methodology of object biographies or outline existent projects concerned with objects’ lives; papers considering the influence of life-writing on material history and/or archaeology; papers exploring the relationship between curating and auto/biography; the history of the book; the history of museums; and any other facets of the conference theme. The organisers also invite submissions for an informal workshop, in which delegates will present and discuss the lives and meanings of individual objects.Please see the conference website ( or email for more information.

We hope to see you at one of our events in the near future!

With best wishes,
Rachel Hewitt (on behalf of myself, Hermione Lee and Elleke Boehmer at OCLW)

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