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ANNOUNCEMENTS The 24th Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada will be held in Saskatoon, 28-30 September, 1995. Proposals of no more than 400 words should be submitted by 31 January 1995 to Joy Dixon, SecretaryTreasurer , VSAWC, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297 - 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T IZl. Fax: (604) 822-6658; e-mail: The executive welcome proposals for panel discussions on teaching/Victorian Studies, etc. The North American Conference on British Studies will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the Mid-Atiantic Conference on British Studies at die ANA Hotel, Washington, D.C. on October 5-8, 1995. The NACBS and MACBS seek participation by scholars in all areas of British history and culture, including graduate students and scholars from abroad. Panelists are encouraged to become members of die NACBS. Proposals may consist of individual papers or entire sessions on a common theme. In view of the anticipated number of submissions, the larger number of session will include three papers (each lasting 20 minutes), a chair and a commentator. Proposals for roundtable discussions are welcome. A proposal should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and commentators. The Program Committee will undertake to find suitable chairs and commentators for sessions proposed without them. As a rule, panelists will not be permitted to take part in more than one session, but participation at die Vancouver meeting does not preclude submission of proposals for 1995. All proposals for papers and sessions should be submitted by March 15, 1995 to: Professor Dorothy O. Helly, Program Chair, MACBS, Department of History, Hunter College CUNY, 695 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10021. Phone: (212) 772-5546; Fax: (212) 772-5545; e-mail: DOHHC@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU. The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario Annual Spring Conference will be held on Saturday 8 April 1995, at Ryerson Polytechnical University. The local speaker will be Michael Millgate and die out-of-town speaker Stefan Collini from die University of Cambridge. For further information please contact Gillian Fenwick, Pratt Library, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, MSS 1K7. 210Victorian Review The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland is sponsoring a conference on Gender and Nineteendi Century Ireland, 28-30 April, 1995 at All Hallows College, Dnimcondra, Dublin. The aim of tins conference, die tiiird held by the society, is to provide a forum for research and discussion in gender-related issues with reference to nineteenthcentury Ireland, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives e.g. history, literature, women's studies, economics, politics, religion and cultural studies. It is hoped that questions raised by die conference will include the following: what are the implications of women's history/studies for readings of nineteenth-century Ireland? Is gender studies contributing to a re-evaluation of not only female but also male history? What light does contemporary scholarship cast on die relations within and between sexes in nineteenth-century Ireland? For information please contact: Dr. Margaret Kelleher, Society for the Study of Nineteenth-century Ireland, Mater Dei Institute of Education, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3. Phone: 01-8376027; Fax: 01-8370776. Victorian Studies invites submissions for a special issue entiüed "Victorian Information Culture." They are interested in articles on a wide range of topics, including die following: intellectual property and die economics of information (patents and copyright); developments in information technology — telegraphy, printing, photography, the telephone — and tiieir economic, social, and legal impacts; die uses of statistics; professionalism and information; institutions of information (the Post Office, publishing, die press); mchanisms of detection and surveillance; scandal and its representation in literature and art; dynamics of secrecy and encoding; espionage (political and industrial); die uses of information theory in understanding Victorian culture. Essays incorporating interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 1995. Send submissions to: Professor James Eli Adams, Co-Editor, Victorian Studies, Ballantine Hall 338, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405. The Dickens Project, University of California, Santa Cruz, is sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference on die Victorian Mind, August 3-6, 1995. For information contact: John O. Jordan, Director, Kresge...


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