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CfP: John Lockwood Kipling: Changing Worlds

John Lockwood Kipling: Changing Worlds
King's College London, 4th March 2017

CfP deadline: 14th December 2016

This one-day interdisciplinary international conference, co-organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum and King's College London, is centred on the career and artistic networks of the draughtsman, designer, architectural sculptor, art school teacher and colonial museum curator (as well as sometime journalist and folklorist) John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911).


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Call for Papers: Monsoon Assembly Air

Call for Abstracts:
Monsoon Assembly Air
21 April 2017
University of Westminster, London, UK

CfP deadline: 15 January 2017

Contributions are invited to Monsoon Assembly Air, the first of three annual symposia to be convened by Monsoon Assemblages, ERC Starting Grant no. 679873 at the University of Westminster in London.

Monsoon Assembly Air will interrogate questions of monsoon atmospheres, depressions, winds, cyclones, clouds, onsets, temporalities and forecasts; of birds, seed dispersal, dust, aerosols and fragrances; of monsoon sounds and music; of monsoon wind driven trading systems; of monsoons on the air and in the media; of the many systems and technologies through which knowledge of monsoon air is produced – religious, cultural, political, scientific, everyday. We also wish to address questions of urban monsoon airs - heat islands, the micro-politics of life performed by air, bodily airs, air-conditioning, air-pollution, air-ports and air architecture.

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Job: Assistant Professor in History of South Asia

Review begins: December 2016

Austin Peay State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the History of South Asia beginning in August 2017.

Review of applications will begin in December and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in January.

Online Applications (including curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy and transcripts):
University Website:

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