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A Millennium of Utopias
Norwich, June 1999

The University of East Anglia is hosting an interdisciplinary, international conference on utopianism 23-26 June 1999. Scholars in such areas as American Studies, Architecture, the Arts, Classics, Communal Studies, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, History, Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, the Sciences, Sociology, and Urban Planning are invited to submit proposals. Proposals are welcome for formal 30-40 minute papers by individuals, for complete sessions devoted to recent research on a specific topic, and for roundtable discussions. The organisers are open to proposals for innovative music, film and video presentations or art installations and are particularly interested in work connected with the coming millennium. Proposals are welcome from younger scholars and postgraduate/graduate students as well as established scholars. A three-person committee consisting of Professors Colin Davi The University of East Anglia is situated on 320 acres of park and woodland, with a lake, on the edge of Norwich, which is readily accessible by public transport. Campus buildings have won over twenty major architectural awards, and include the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, which houses a significant collection. Founded in Saxon times, the City of Norwich boasts a magnificent cathedral (1096 AD) and a castle of similar antiquity, now housing a fine museum. Within its precincts it contains more extant medieval churches than any other city in Europe. The City is encircled by the Rivers Wensum and Yare, on which there are regular pleasure cruises. There is a famous open-air market in the town centre, and an extensive pedestrian-only shopping area, with department stores, small shops, and the state-of-the-art Castle Mall complex. Within half-an-hour of Norwich are the renowned Norfolk Broads. Norwich is easily accessible by train and coach from London, boat-train from the Continent through Harwich, coach from Heathrow airport, and coach-train from Stansted airport through Colchester. There are direct flights to Norwich airport from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester and Paris. Costs. There will be a modest registration fee of 20.00 pounds to help defray costs. Room and board will be available on campus. Total cost for the conference, including registration and room and full board, is expected to be approximately 200.00 pounds. Both en suite rooms and those with shared facilities will be available with en suite rooms about 24.00 ponds more for the three days of the conference. Per Diem rates are also available. It is hoped that some support will be available to those otherwise unable to attend from overseas. Contact: Please submit a working title and a one-paragraph description of the proposed contribution to Professor Barbara Goodwin, School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK. Telephone (44) 01603-592271. Fax (44) 01603-250434. E-mail Deadline: Proposals will be accepted at any time up to 15 November 1998 and early inquiries are particularly welcome. ---------------------- Lyman Tower Sargent Visiting Professor History & Social and Economic Studies University of East Anglia Mailing address: School of History University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ UK 01603-593-418 (office) International 44-1603-593-418 01603-593-519 (fax) International 44-1603-593-519 01603-631-843 (home) International 44-1603-631-843