Congratulations to Anna Flinchbaugh for presenting at the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association’s virtual conference. Flinchbaugh’s talk looked at the materials William Morris and Thomas Wardle used to create shades of red, and the epistemological frames in which they situated them.

DISCOVERY
42nd Annual Virtual Conference
March 11-13, 2021
NCSA invited scholars to interrogate the trope of “discovery” by questioning the term’s ideological and colonial implications. Why was the concept of “discovery” so appealing in the nineteenth century, and what does its popularity tell us about the people and social structures that were so invested in it? Papers will also consider indigenous perspectives that challenge ideas of western “discovery” and settler colonialism, new voices that theorize and critique nineteenth-century “discoveries,” intellectual exchange between cultures, and other methods of unmasking narratives of exploration and “discovery.”

As we welcome participants from around the globe, we want to formally and with great respect acknowledge that the conference is being organized in central California on the traditional lands of the Yokuts Nation. We work from the unceded ancestral lands of these indigenous tribes. Thank you for letting us honor them and give our thanks to their ancestors and descendants for their constant and careful stewardship of this land.