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LUCAS Conference Narratives 2024

Thursday 11 April 2024 - Friday 12 April 2024
LUCAS Graduate Conference
Leiden University

On the 11th and 12th of April 2024, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) will host a two-day conference entitled Narratives: Negotiating Meaning, Knowledge, and Identity.
This conference offers an opportunity for humanities researchers from different disciplines to connect, present, and discuss their research in an international and interdisciplinary environment.

Our conference will feature keynote lectures by Caroline Dodds Pennock, Senior Lecturer in International History at the University of Sheffield and Nidesh Lawtoo, Professor of Modern/Contemporary European Literature and Culture at Leiden University.
This cross-cultural and cross-historical conference asks: how do we shape the world through narrative, and how do these narratives in turn shape us? Narratives have enabled the preservation of shared cultural memory, the production of knowledge, and the fashioning of selves. How do stories and storytelling function within society as communal ties or generational bridges? How can we unearth marginalized voices and destabilize gendered, racial, colonial, and anthropocentric narratives? With the rise of social media and the emergence of post-truth politics and ‘fake news’, the lines between narrative and reality have also become increasingly blurred, broadening the scope of research in the field.

We welcome contributions and participation from researchers working on different time periods and cultures across all of the humanities and social sciences. Please see the CfP for more details.
Please submit your proposal as a single PDF file to lucasconference@hum.leidenuniv.nl by 30 November 2023. Applicants will be notified about the success of their application by January 2024.

Applicants should be aware that there will be an opportunity to publish their papers in an edition of the Journal of the LUCAS Graduate Conference following the conference.

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