A big Thank You to everyone involved

EDIT: The special issue of Excursions based upon proceedings from the conference is available here. Many thanks to all contributors!

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The Excursions team would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in this week’s Purity Conference—those who made scholarly or performance contributions; those who attended and contributed to the discussions; and the many, many people who helped make the event such a stimulating and smooth-running success.

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In particular, we would like to mention Matt Knight (Attenborough Centre/Creativity Zone) for his invaluable technical advice and support during the conference, and the University of Sussex Doctoral School whose generosity made the event possible.

We’ll publish some fuller reflections on the conference shortly.

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“Purity”, University of Sussex, 11th–12th July, 2013

Excursions Journal and the University of Sussex Doctoral School are delighted to announce PURITY, a unique interdisciplinary event, to be held on the University of Sussex Campus, Falmer, near Brighton, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2013.

PURITY is a free event, and refreshments will be provided. However, space is limited, so please reserve your place free of charge here

See our ‘Location and Travel‘ page for precise locations and travel information.

Keynote speakers: Sue Currell (Sussex, American Studies) and Robbie Duschinsky (Northumbria, Social Science for Social Work).

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

Excursions encourages scholarly debate between academics of all disciplines, choosing topics we feel have relevance to diverse subject areas. We hope this event will encourage cross-disciplinary debate, inquiry and exploration into the scientific, academic, sociological and cultural implications of PURITY in all its forms.