Call for Salons: Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections

By Matthew Sangster

In addition to our Call for Papers for Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections, we are issuing a Call for Salons: social discussions designed to capture something of the conviviality of BARS’ in-person events.

One of the hardest parts of a physical conference to recreate online are the passionate conversations with small groups over dubious conference coffee about subjects of mutual interest. Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections is not going to be able to offer exactly this experience, but we would like to facilitate smaller-scale and more conversational exchanges along with the discussions in our panels and plenary sessions. We are keen that these exchanges be led by the interests of BARS’ membership.

To this end, we invite proposals from individuals or small groups who would like to host a salon as part of the conference. A salon will be an informal meeting (on Zoom or another platform) organised around a specific topic of interest for which a limited number of people can sign up. If you’d like to gather medical humanists attending the conference, or meet other people interested in Charlotte Smith, or have a really intense discussion about Julian and Maddalo, or just …read more