CfP: Fragmentary Lives. The survival and interpretation of historic ego documents, 1790 to 1940 (Event, 06/2018, Leicester); DL: 21.01.2018

The National Archives and the University of Leicester
Time: 9 June 2018
Venue: Leicester
Proposal submission by 21.01.2018
Known as ‘ego documents’, the conference will look at any type of source which focuses on the personal life and experience of the writer, such as letters or autobiographies.
Paul Carter, Principal Modern Domestic Records Specialist at The National Archives, said: ‘The Fragmentary Lives conference seeks to explore the way that the perspectives drawn from these ego documents are reshaping the future research agenda. ‘We are seeking papers on the theme of the survival and interpretation of historic ego documents, covering the broad chronological sweep of the long 18th and 19th centuries in both Britain and Europe.’
Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on ego documents, 1790 to 1940, on topics which may include, but are not limited to: … read more (Web)