AARC / ECLIPSE international conference – “Land’s End: Pendennis Castle Imagination, Culture, and Society at Coastal Edges”

The Atlantic Archipelagos Research Consortium, which engages international colleagues in the study and research of archipelago as a creative, intellectual, and political concept, will hold its 2016 annual conference on June 28 at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, England. Willson Center Director Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English at UGA and a founding member of AARC, will give the conference keynote address.“Land’sEnd: Imagination, Culture, and Society at Coastal Edges” will examine the interactions between culture, heritage, oceans, and wellbeing in liminal places where land meets sea, developing the themes of the inaugural AARC collection of essays Coastal Works, ed. Allen, Groom, and Smith (OUP, 2016). The aim is to consolidate current research and extend the AARCteam into Europe in order to facilitate a collaborative ERC bid. It will consider various distinctive forms of coastal heritage and how a dialogue might be fruitfully begun between them. “Land’s End” will mix short conference papers, roundtable discussion and an evening event of public talks,poetry readings and artwork.A preliminary conference schedule is below.For more information and registration details, please visit the conference website. Tuesday, June 28, Pendennis Castle, the Arundel Room:9:30 a.m. – Introduction. Prof. Nick Groom9:45 a.m. – Keynote: Prof. Nicholas Allen10:45 a.m. – Round Table 111:45 a.m. – break12:15 p.m. – Round table 21:15 p.m. – lunch2:30 p.m. – Round table 33:30 p.m. – break4:00 p.m. – Round table 45:00 p.m. – finishEvening:7:00 p.m – Conference dinner, Falmouth8:30 p.m. – The Poly, Falmouth: Public talk, Prof. Nicholas Allen\; readings by Alan Riach, Isabel Galleymore, BenSmith and Jos Smith, plus short artist’s talk. Wednesday, June 29,Falmouth University (Wood Lane Campus) Rosehill Boardroom:ESRC MEETING9:30-10:00 a.m. – Nick Groom & Jos Smith to introduce funding call‘Cultural Heritage of European Coastal and Maritime Regions’ (CULT-COOP-07-2017:expected deadline February 2017).10:00-11:30 a.m. – Discussion consolidating Tuesday, establishing strengths/weaknesses of group, identifying new partners, establishing agenda11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Plan a way forward looking ahead to the deadline.Tickets: landsendsymposium.wordpress.com/.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 6:00am to 12:00am

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, England

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