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Twenty-first Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric

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Dates of Event
26th July 2017 – 29th July 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
14th July 2017

As we meet in one of Europe’s largest and most crowded capitals, the special theme of the twenty-first ISHR conference at Queen Mary, University of London, will be ‘The Spaces of Rhetoric’. Where does rhetoric take place? What restrictions does the meeting space impose on the performance of rhetoric? How do speakers exploit the opportunities presented by the meeting space? In addition to the traditional legal and political settings, papers will explore other contexts and approaches, such as the educational, recreational and domestic spheres.

In the tradition of the ISHR conference, participants are also free to explore their own special rhetorical interests. Papers will be read on the history of rhetoric in all periods and languages, and speakers will cover the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, art, religion, sport and other cultural areas.

Conference Fee Rates - Early Bird Rate (valid until 31 March, 2017):

  • Regular ISHR Members: £170
  • Student/Retired/Underrepresented ISHR Members: £85
  • Non-Members: £220
  • Student Non-Members: £105
  • Optional - Conference Dinner Saturday 29th July (venue tbc): £50


IMPORTANT NOTE: Presenters MUST register no later than 12 May, 2017 to be included in the programme.  Registration will close on 14 July, 2017.

To save on conference fees, it is easy to join ISHR as a member. Just visit the main ISHR website (http://www.ishr-web.org/), click ‘Join’ and follow instructions. As a member, you get a subscription to our journal Rhetorica as an additional benefit.

Further information on the Conference will be placed on the ISHR website.