Ethnography and History: History, Affect and Language

A kind of writing workshop for PGR students

May 30-31st 2012

Lancaster University (Venue and Time TBA)

Sponsored by the History Department, Lancaster University.

These writing workshops will be offered on two different days and there will be a cap on student participants.   Students are asked to produce a sample of their writing (500 words) and it will be discussed in the workshop. Interested students, please contact Alex Wilkinson:

*May 30th: Patricia T. Clough (

Patricia Ticineto Clough is Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intercultural Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Her books include Autoaffection (2000), Feminist Thought (1995) and The End(s) of Ethnography (1992, revised 1998). Her new co-edited (with Craig Wilse) book is Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death (Duke University Press).

*May 31st : Allen Shelton (

Allen Shelton is Associate Professor of Sociology at Buffalo State College.  He is the author of Dreamworlds of Alabama from the University of Minnesota Press 2007. His new book Where the North Sea touches Alabama is forthcoming with The University of Chicago Press. Samples of his new writing are found in