ISHR Twenty-First Biennial Conference

London, UK, 26-29 July 2017

The Twenty-First Biennial Conference of the International Society for the
History of Rhetoric (ISHR) will be held at Queen Mary, University of London,
from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 July, 2017.

The special theme of the conference will be
‘The Spaces of Rhetoric’. Members pay reduced conference fees!

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Event Programme

ISHR Program with Chairs Final


I am pleased to publish the updated version of the ISHR conference program, after receiving a number of requests for alterations to the provisional program which I have done my best to accommodate. There have been a number of withdrawals, which explains why some panels have spaces. I cannot now accept further requests for alterations, because I have to send the program to the designers for printing.

I have now added the room venues – all the seminar rooms are in the same building, only the plenaries, reception and lunches will be elsewhere (there will be signage and people on hand to guide you). The lunches, I should add, are included in the fee.

I have also added chairs to the panels. I would ask you to check if you are chairing a session, and I thank you in advance for doing so. After long discussions, we are not in favour of a red and yellow card system, but would ask chairs to indicate to speakers when their time is coming to an end in their preferred manner. Questions should be taken after the paper within the half-hour slot allocated, to facilitate movement between panels.

Update:

Since last week I have received further requests for changes to the program. I have done my best to accommodate these in this revised final version, but since I have already sent the program to the printing team at Queen Mary, these changes will not be reflected in the program included in your conference pack. I regret that I will be unable to make further amendments to the program before the conference. Changes to this version are to panels G (session 1); B (session 5); H (session 7). Please also note an emended title for Panel H (session 7), and for Alexandra Voudouri's paper (panel H, session 8); plus the addition of the title of the second plenary by Simon Lancaster. 

Some of you have been asking about computer facilities. Most of the rooms have computers for projecting PowerPoint slides, and we are endeavouring to acquire additional laptops for the few that do not. There will also be AV assistance on hand during the conference. 

Please contact me, mike.edwards@roehampton.ac.uk, with any concerns. 

Early bird - Non-Members – Options

Conference dinner
Conference Dinner Saturday 29th July (venue tbc)

Early bird - Regular ISHR Members – Options

Conference dinner
Conference Dinner Saturday 29th July (venue tbc)

Early bird - Student Non-Members – Options

Conference dinner
Conference Dinner Saturday 29th July (venue tbc)

Early bird - Student/Retired/Underrepresented ISHR Members – Options

Conference dinner
Conference Dinner Saturday 29th July (venue tbc)