IABA Conference 2017       
Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 June
King’s College, London
Life Writing, Europe and New Media

The Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London and the European Research Council-funded ‘Ego-Media’ project are calling for papers for the IABA Europe conference, which they will be hosting in London:

“This year’s IABA conference, hosted by King’s College London, will highlight digital and new media.

Changes in technologies of information and communication affect our everyday lives, research and teaching: key questions for the conference will be how new media have transformed both lives and life writing.

We hope scholars working on other topics and earlier times will find it interesting to explore the transformations the digital is effecting in their fields. We also welcome contributions where the emphasis falls on other concerns of particular urgency for the IABA community – for example conflict, displacement, migration and refugees; women’s lives; LGBT+ lives; issues of national and European identities.

We welcome proposals, including participation by creative practitioners, workshops, panels, and alternative formats. If you would be interested in participating in something like a ‘lightning round’ let us know what topic(s) you would most like to speak about. Send paper abstracts to  iaba2017@kcl.ac.uk by 31 March 2017.”

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Laurie McNeill, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • John Zuern, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • Sidonie Smith, Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities and Director, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan
  • Julia Watson, Professor, Dept. of Comparative Studies, Emerita, The Ohio State University

For more information, click here.