- Hugh Trevor-Roper Centenary Conference: Oxford 11 January 2014
- London Summer School in Intellectual History, a joint UCL-QMUL venture. Details here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/events/london-summer-school
- Translating Cultures in the Hispanic World, 7-8 November 2013, University of Edinburgh
- CFP – Scientiae 2014, the third annual conference on the emergent knowledge practices of the early modern period (ca. 1450-1750), University of Vienna, 23-25 April 2014.
- Article submissions invited for Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
- The Fifteenth Century Conference: Christ Church, Oxford 5th, 6th and 7th September 2013.
- Homage Volume for David Hook.
- Ben Jonson’s Epic ‘Foot Voyage’ to Scotland – a Digital Journey http://bit.ly/BJWblog
- Call for book proposals: Women & Gender in the Early Modern World
- Call for Papers, 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 8-11 May, 2014 ELIZABETH I and OTHER MONARCHS (Sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society).
- Call for Papers, Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body 22-23 July 2014, Loughborough University.
- Textual Cultures in Early Modern Europe, Pusey Room, Keble College, 28 September.
- THE INTERNATIONAL VOICE IN SHAKESPEARE ON THE LONDON STAGE, Monday 30 September 2013, 18:00-21:00, Performances: 19:45, The Rose Theatre, Bankside, 56 Park Street, London SE1 9AS.
- CFP: Manuscript and Early Print Interactions- Special Session, 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo May 2014.
- Book Announcement. Emotions and Health 1200 – 1700: www.brill.com/emotions-and-health-1200-1700.
- The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century. Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Washington, D.C. | October 4–5, 2013.
- Call for Papers. “The Problem of Religion: Faith and Agency in History”, Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion March 28-29, 2014.
- Japan and Britain, 1613: Parallels and Exchanges SOAS & The British Library, 19-21 September, 2013.
- Theatrum Mundi: Latin Drama in Renaissance Europe 12-14 September 2013, Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
- Call for Papers: Revisiting the Debate on Early Modern Salons. The Fourth International MARGOT Conference Barnard College, New York, 18-20 June, 2014. Deadline: 27 September 2013.
- HISTORY STUDY DAY with the Who were the Nuns? Project
- CFP: Dan Geffrey with the New Poete: Reading and Rereading Chaucer and Spenser – deadline 28th Oct. To be held at University of Bristol, Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July 2014.
- Call for Papers. Romance and its Transformations, 1550-1750. June 30th and July 1st, 2014, Chawton House Library, UK.
- CFP. Medieval & Early Modern Cultures of War and Peace: Women and War, Saturday 23rd November 2013 at Homerton College, University of Cambridge.
- CFP. ‘I take thee at thy word’: Trust in Renaissance Literature. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 22-24 May 2014.
- Fellowships at the the University of Padua.
- The Lucy Hutchinson Conference, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Thursday 28 November 2013.
- CFP. A Changing Book Market? Spain and Portugal, 1601-1650. Centre for the History of the Media, University College Dublin, 5-6 June 2014.
- Medieval Merchants and Money. A conference at the Institute of Historical Research, London, on 7-8 November 2013 to celebrate the contribution of Professor James L. Bolton to the study of medieval history.
- The Blood Conference: Theories of Blood in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Culture. St Anne’s College, Oxford: 8th –10th, January, 2014.
- CFP: Religions of the Book (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Antwerp 2014).
- The Queen Elizabeth I Society is proud to announce the keynote speakers for our 2014 annual meeting (to be held in conjunction with the South Central Renaissance Conference, April 3-5).
- Fifth Early Modern Symposium: Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period – which will be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art on Saturday 26 October.
- Call for Papers: Christopher Marlowe at 450: An Anniversary Special Issue Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS)
- The British Institute of Florence Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference 10th April 2014.
- Forthcoming lecture series on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition by Professor Jonathan Bate FBA CBE, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, to be held at the Warburg Institute.
1. Hugh Trevor-Roper Centenary Conference: Oxford 11 January 2014
HUGH TREVOR-ROPER 1914-2014
A series of papers and discussions to mark the centenary of his birth (on 15 January) and to appraise aspects of his thought and writing. The occasion is arranged by the Dacre Trust and will be held on
SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE OXFORD
10.00 – 11.35 SESSION 1: MID-SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY REVOLUTIONS
Sir John Elliott, ‘Trevor-Roper and “The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century”’
Blair Worden, ‘The Unpublished Book: The Puritan Revolution’
Mark Greengrass, ‘“Three Foreigners: The Philosophers of the Puritan Revolution”’
11.55 – 1.00 SESSION 2: ERASMIANISM AND ECUMENICALISM
Peter N. Miller, ‘Trevor-Roper and the Erasmian Tradition’
Noel Malcolm, ‘Another Unpublished Book: “The Ecumenical Movement and the Church of England, 1598-1618”’
BUFFET LUNCH IN CORPUS
2.00 – 3.55 SESSION 3: THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Richard Overy, ‘The Last Days of Hitler’
Sir Michael Howard, ‘Trevor-Roper and Wartime Intelligence’
Eberhard Jäckel, ‘Trevor-Roper and Hitler’
Gina Thomas, ‘Trevor-Roper and Himmler’s Masseur’
4.15 – 4.50 SESSION 4: THE PROSE
John Banville, ‘Trevor-Roper as Prose Stylist’
4.50 – 5.25 SESSION 5: CONCLUDING DISCUSSION
5.30 – 7.15 RECEPTION IN ORIEL COLLEGE OXFORD
to celebrate the centenary, and to mark the publication of ONE HUNDRED LETTERS FROM HUGH TREVOR-ROPER, a selection of his letters to a variety of correspondents written between 1943 and 2001. The book is edited by Richard Davenport-Hines and Adam Sisman and will be published by Oxford University Press. All who have attended part or all of the conference will be welcome at the reception.
THE PAPERS AND DISCUSSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL, AND THOSE WHO COME TO THEM ARE WELCOME TO DO SO FOR EITHER ALL OR PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ATTENDANCE OR FOR LUNCH OR REFRESHMENTS, BUT THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND WILL NEED TO GIVE NOTICE. SPACE IS LIMITED AND PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVED. (A FINAL CLOSING DATE IN DECEMBER FOR ANY REMAINING SPACES WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEARER THE TIME.) THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND SHOULD EMAIL BLAIR WORDEN (WHO WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUERIES) AT
THEY SHOULD PLEASE (I) SAY WHETHER THEY WILL TAKE LUNCH; (2) SAY WHETHER THEY WILL ATTEND THE RECEPTION; (3) IF POSSIBLE SAY WHETHER THEY EXPECT TO ATTEND ALL THE SESSIONS OR, IF NOT, FOR WHICH OF THEM THEY PLAN TO BE PRESENT.
In the autumn of 2014 a series of Dacre Centenary Lectures will be held, in association with the Oxford History Faculty, in the Examination Schools, Oxford, on Fridays at 5 p.m., provisionally under the title ‘IDEAS AND SOCIETY c. 1600-1800’. The speakers will be ANTHONY GRAFTON, MICHAEL HUNTER, JONATHAN ISRAEL, COLIN KIDD, NOEL MALCOLM, DAVID WOMERSLEY AND BRIAN YOUNG.
2. London Summer School in Intellectual History
A joint UCL-QMUL venture. Details here:
3. Translating Cultures in the Hispanic World, 7-8 November 2013, University of Edinburgh
Location: Teviot Dining Room, Teviot Row, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ
The dual mission of the radically novel journal Art in Translation consists in challenging the boundaries of conventional art history as practised in Europe and North America, and stimulating thinking about the problems and paradoxes of translation within the art historical discourse. Translating Cultures in the Hispanic World, is the fourth conference hosted by AIT, exploring the interface between the visual arts and theories of cultural translation.
The Hispanic world represents an exceptionally rich and fertile context in which to reflect on the role of translation not only as a vehicle for cultural exchange, the transmission of bodies of knowledge and memory, but also as a means of either asserting or resisting power in order to create something new. Drawing on translation theory, the conference seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about influence, reception, and mis-appropriation. Issues to be addressed include:
domestication versus foreignization; transgressive modes of translation; translation between different media and contexts; translation-knowledge-power; translation as colonization.
The conference is transhistorical, shifting focus from medieval Spain to the wider Hispanic world in the early modern and modern period.
Topics to be covered include:
– objects of cross-cultural communication in medieval Spain
– shifts and adaptations in Iberian iconographies
– transfer and transformations of Iberian models of art in Latin America
– cultural representations of social ?others?
– 19th-century photography, the image as transmitter of another presence
– historiography; the reception of Hispanic art.
Thursday, 7 November 2013, 9.00 ? 18.00
Session 1: Visual Culture and Translation in Medieval Spain
Alejandro García Aviles (Professor of Art History, Universidad de Murcia), ?Lost & found in translation: visual interpretation in medieval astrological iconography?.
Mariam Rosser-Owen (Curator of Middle Eastern collections, Victoria &Albert Museum), ?Islamic ivories in Christian contexts: gift exchange and relic translation?.
Tom Nickson (Lecturer, Courtauld Institute), ?Texts and talismans in medieval Castile?.
Emily Goetsch (PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh), ?Translating
Cartography: The Mappaemundi of the Beatus Commentary on the Apocalypse?.
Session 2: Spain and the New World
Tom Cummins (Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art History; Harvard University) ? The Matter of Metaphor: An Ambiguous Image of Empire in a 16th Century Peruvian Manuscript
Felipe Pereda (Nancy H. and Robert E. Hall Professor of the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University), ?Translation/translatio: importing sacred images in the w world?.
Maria Judith Feliciano (Independent Scholar, Seattle), ?Towards a theory of Mudejar art? [Mudejar in Mexico]
Friday, 8 November 2013, 9.30 ? 17.00
Session 3: Foreignisation, Domestication, Adaptation?
Marjorie Trusted (Senior Curator of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert
Museum) ?Melchiorre Caffa?s sculpture of Sta Rosa of Lima. The export of a baroque marble sculpture from Rome to Peru?
Carmen Fracchia (Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Spanish Visual Studies at Birckbeck, University of London), ?Whitening the African body in early modern Spain?
Laura Fernandez Gonzalez (Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, Edinburgh), ?Madrid and the wider world: domestic architecture and the Spanish empire in the sixteenth century?.
Session 4: Modernity, Memory and Historiography
Andrew Ginger (Professor of Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of Bristol, UK) ?Translating presence: photographing actors?.
Hilary Macartney (Research Associate, University of Glasgow), ?In true fac-simile? The invention of photography and the reproduction of Spanish art?.
Jens Baumgarten (Professor of Art History, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), Brazil), ?Translations of concepts: Brazil, Hanna Levy and the Neo-Baroque?.
Gabriela Siracusano (Director Instituto de Investigaciones sobre el Patrimonio Cultural Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Researcher at the National Research Council, Argentina) , ?Faraway tools for local tales: uses and appropriation of European theories and methods in the construction of a national art history in Argentina?.
£30 (£15 concessions)
The conference is free for University of Edinburgh students (who will still need to register).
Online Registration and further information here:
Dr Laura Fernández-González
Tutor and Part-time Lecturer
Edinburgh College of Art
University of Edinburgh
Tel. 0044 (0) 7726705047
4. CFP – Scientiae 2014, the third annual conference on the emergent knowledge practices of the early modern period (ca. 1450-1750), University of Vienna, 23-25 April 2014.
Keynote Speakers: Thomas Wallnig (University of Vienna) andHoward Hotson (University of Oxford)
CALL FOR PAPERS
The deadline for all abstracts is 15 October 2013
Paper and panel proposals are invited for Scientiae 2014, the third annual conference on the emergent knowledge practices of the early modern period (ca. 1450-1750). The conference will take place on the 23-25 April 2014 at the University of Vienna in Austria, building upon the success of Scientiae 2012(Simon Fraser University) and Scientiae 2013 (Warwick), each of which brought together more than 100 scholars from around the world.
The premise of this conference is that knowledge during the period of the Scientific Revolution was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of practices and objects which had yet to be separated into their modern “scientific” hierarchies. Our approach, subsequently, needs to be equally wide-ranging, involving Biblical exegesis, art theory, logic, and literary humanism; as well as natural philosophy, alchemy, occult practices, and trade knowledge. Attention is also given to mapping intellectual geographies through the tools of the digital humanities. Scientiae is intended for scholars working in any area of early-modern intellectual culture, but is centred around the emergence of modern natural science. The conference offers a forum for the dissemination of research, acts as a catalyst for new investigations, and is open to scholars of all levels.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Intellectual geography: networks, intellectual history, and the digital humanities.
- Theological origins and implications of the new sciences.
- Interpretations of nature and the scriptures.
- Antiquarianism and the emergence of modern science.
- The impact of images on the formation of early modern knowledge.
- Genealogies of “reason”, “utility”, and “knowledge”.
- Humanism and the Scientific Revolution.
- Paracelsianism, Neoplatonism, and alchemy more generally.
- Interactions between the new sciences, magic and demonology.
- The history of health and medicine.
- Morality and the character of the natural world.
- Early modern conceptions of, and practices surrounding, intellectual property.
- Poetry and the natural sciences.
- The development of novel approaches to cosmology and anthropology.
- Botany: between natural history, art, and antiquarianism.
- Music: between mathematics, religion, and medicine.
- The relationship between early modern literature and knowledge.
- Advances or reversals of logic and/or dialectic.
Abstracts for individual papers of 25 minutes should be between 250 and 350 words in length. For panel sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes, a list of speakers (with affiliations), as well as a 500-word abstract, is required. Roundtable discussions or other formats may be accepted at the discretion of the organizing committee. All applicants are also required to submit a brief biography of 150 words of less. Abstracts must be submitted through our online submission form.
5. Article submissions invited for Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Invites submissions of articles on the topic of women and gender in the early modern period, 1400-1750. The Journal has now established an award of $1000 for the best article in each issue:
The Forum for Volume 9 will focus on women as patrons and curators.
Topics to be considered may include: women as collectors or patrons of art, music, and literature; women as patrons of social and religious institutions; women as preservers of curiosities and cultural artifacts. Proposals for other topics are welcome.
Please contact the editors at email@example.com if you are interested in proposing a topic.
Anne J. Cruz, Professor of Spanishajcruz@miami.edu
Mary Lindemann, Professor of History firstname.lastname@example.org
Mihoko Suzuki, Professor of English email@example.com
Center for the HumanitiesUniversity of MiamiCoral Gables FL 33124
To subscribe to the journal, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. The Fifteenth Century Conference: Christ Church, Oxford 5th, 6th and 7th September 2013
Thursday 5th September
12.30pm – 2pm Arrival and Registration (Rooms are not available before 12.30pm but if you arrive early you can leave your luggage in the porter’s lodge off St Aldates)
2pm – Welcome (Rowena E Archer)
2.15pm – Professor Chris Given-Wilson: Mayors, merchants, ports and pirates:Henry IV’s urban affinity.
4.15pm – 6.15pm (Parallel sessions)
Session one: Christian Steer: Monuments in Fifteenth Century London
Kirsten Claiden-Yardley: Tombs and the expression of Noble Identity: Change and continuity 1485-1572
Matthew Ward: The livery collar: politics and identity during the fifteenth century
Session two: Lorraine Attreed: “Men Wage War, Women Make Peace”: Gender and the Expansion of Diplomacy in the Fifteenth Century
Lucia Diaz Pascual: The Bohuns and Family Memory: The Importance of Lineage
David Russell: Margery Kempe in Lynn Society
6.30pm Drinks Reception (Sponsored by the Oxford Centre for Medieval History)
8.15pm? The Cabot Project (Margaret Condon); The AALT project (Susanne Jenks); the Newport Project (Toby Jones)
Friday 6th September
8am – 9am Breakfast
9am – 11am (Parallel sessions)
Session one: Sean Cunningham: “No impediment to work his will…”: manipulation of the law and the reality of justice in the preservation of Henry VII’s kingship
Thomas Penn, The Story of Alum in the reigns of Edward IV and Henry VII
Sam Harper: William Capell: victim of Henry VII’s avarice or architect of his own downfall?
Session two: Elizabeth Solopova : From popular piety to liturgical ritual: the ownership of the Wycliffte Bible in the 15th century
Jenni Nuttall:By Royal Appointment? Thomas Hoccleve’s ballades for Henry V
Linne Mooney: London Guildhall Clerks and Middle English Literature.
11.30am – 1pm: (Parallel sessions)
Session one: Martin Allen: The English Crown and the coinage, 1399-1485
Guillaume Sarrat de Tramezaigues: Around the monetary siege of Orleans 1428-29: English stability and French manipulations
Session two: Anthony Gross, Charles III, Duc de Bourbon and the Last of the Yorkists: Portraiture and Mistaken Identity in the Early Renaissance
David Rundle, There was an Englishman, a Scotsman and a Dutchman or what the scripts of an Italian Humanism owe to the North
Afternoon: Christ Church Upper Library Exhibition: ‘The Long fifteenth century’ &
Martin Andrews &Alan May: Early Printing Press and ‘Print your own Gutenberg Bible Page’
5 – 6.30 pm (Parallel sessions)
Session one: Anne Curry, Simon Harris Guilhem Pépin, Philip Morgan, Paul Spence : ‘The Gascon rolls project and the End of English Gascony
Guilhem Pepin, The imposition of Henry IV’s authority in Gascony: The action at Bayonne in 1400
Session two: Eliza Hartrich ‘Urban factions and National Politics in mid-fifteenth century England
Maureen Jurkowski :Were Friars paid Salaries?: Evidence from Clerical Taxation Records.
7pm Conference Wine Reception
7.30pm Conference dinner and Dessert
Saturday 7th September
Session one: Andy King: Overlordship or Containment? The Scottish Policies of Henry IV and Henry V.
Susanne Jenks: Exceptions in General Pardons in the Fifteenth Century
Session two: Alison Spedding:A testamentary triptych: the will of a fifteenth-century Hull merchant.
David Harry “This short, dangerous and transitory life”: Death and the English Nobility, c.1455-85: Nicholas Orme: A New Source for Fifteenth Century History
11.30am – 12.45pm: Professor Ralph Griffiths: St David’s and its Bishops during the Wars of the Roses
2pm conference disperses.
7. HOMAGE VOLUME FOR DAVID HOOK
Text, Manuscript, and Print in Medieval and Modern Iberia: Studies in Honour of David Hook, edited by Barry Taylor, Geoffrey West, and Jane Whetnall (New York: HSMS, 2013). xx+432 pp.
We are pleased to announce the imminent publication of a homage volume for David Hook. In this volume sixteen friends and colleagues pay tribute to David Hook’s contribution to Hispanic studies with a collection of articles on the written culture of medieval and early modern Iberia. The volume will be published in November 2013.
The pre-publication price is $35 for USA-based individuals and institutions, and $50 for those based elsewhere. The names of all individuals and institutions who subscribe before 10th August 2013 will appear in the Tabula Gratulatoria.
Cheques, in US dollars, made payable to the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, should be sent to:
Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies
Attn. John O’Neill
613 West 155th St
New York NY 10032
Payment can also be made by credit card (Mastercard, Visa or American Express). Please contact John O’Neill (email@example.com) for details.
Please indicate exactly how you would like your name to appear in the Tabula Gratulatoria and provide an e-mail and mailing address.
Contents/Tabla de materias
A. T. Fear, ‘Visigothic Birdspotting’; Roger Wright, ‘The Glossary in Emilianense 24’; Anthony John Lappin, ‘Between the Chisel and the Quill: The Development of the Cult of Peter of Osma during the Middle Ages’; Juan-Carlos Conde, ‘A Neglected Old Spanish Biblical Translation: The “Biblia de Alfonso Ximénez”’; Barry Taylor, ‘Spanish Glosses to Aesop and Prosper of Aquitaine in a Medieval Schoolbook (Lambeth Palace Library, MS 431)’; Jane Whetnall, ‘The Usus Scribendi of the Copyist of the Cancionero de Herberay’; Kirstin Kennedy, ‘“Don Egidio de Roma con el comentario del Tostado en romance para el rey don Juan”: The Spanish Translation of the De regimine principum in the Victoria and Albert Museum (MSL/1950/2463)’; Julian Weiss, ‘Vernacular Commentaries and Glosses in Late Medieval Castile, i: A Checklist of Castilian Authors’; Manuel Hijano Villegas, ‘A Sixteenth-Century Compiler of the Estoria de España: Further Observations on British Library, MS Egerton 289’; David Barnett, ‘Seven Prose Miracles of the Virgin in the Cançoner Vega-Aguiló’; John L. Flood, ‘Amadís in Frankfurt’; Juan Carlos Bayo, ‘The Early Editions of Lazarillo de Tormes and the Problems of their Priority’; Dennis E. Rhodes, ‘Juan Lorenzo Palmireno Bibliographer’; Juliet Perkins, ‘From Brown Ink to Printed Page: The Trajectory of an Eighteenth-Century Opera’; Geoffrey West, ‘Spanish Books in the Old Royal Library: A Preliminary Survey’; Richard Hitchcock, ‘Gallardo and Gayangos: Reflections on Matters Unresolved’.
8. Ben Jonson’s Epic ‘Foot Voyage’ to Scotland – a Digital Journey
On 8 July 1618 Ben Jonson set out from London to walk to Edinburgh. Details of his journey were unknown until the recent discovery in Chester Archives of a manuscript account of Jonson’s ‘Foot Voyage’ written by an anonymous fellow walker. We now have a full picture of the people he met, and the places he visited, as he made his way northwards to York, Durham and Newcastle, then on into Scotland to Edinburgh, finally crossing the Forth for a whistlestop tour of Fife.
Jonson was then at the height of his career, and the welcome given to him on the road was fitting for a man of such fame. At Belvoir Castle, Welbeck Abbey, and other grand houses he was welcomed and banqueted by the nobility and gentry. In market towns and northern cities the civic elite turned out to entertain him. In Scotland, throngs mobbed him on Edinburgh’s High Street as they toasted his journey’s end, while nobles and town dignitaries feasted him in their palaces and houses.
The researchers currently completing an edition of the ‘Foot Voyage’ for publication by CUP next year would like to invite you to join them, and Ben, in a digital recreation of the walk this summer.
• Jonson’s ‘Foot Voyage’ will be tweeted and posted day by day from 8 July to 5 October 2013:
• you can accompany him up the Great North Road, sharing his experiences of historic sites and the tales he was told, the colourful characters he met, plenty of generous hospitality, and lots of great British summer weather
• you can find out more about the walk and the project on the linked website and blog: http://bit.ly/BJWblog
Feel free to join us – and please pass this email on to anyone who might also be interested!
This project has been undertaken by James Loxley and Anna Groundwater (Edinburgh) and Julie Sanders (Nottingham), and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
9. Call for book proposals: Women & Gender in the Early Modern World
The study of women and gender offers some of the most vital and innovative challenges to current scholarship on the early modern period. For more than a decade now, Women and Gender in the Early Modern World has served as a forum for presenting fresh ideas and original approaches to the field. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in scope, this Ashgate book series strives to reach beyond geographical limitations to explore the experiences of early modern women and the nature of gender in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. We welcome proposals for both single-author volumes and edited collections which expand and develop this continually evolving field of study.
In addition to works focused on early modern Europe, we are eager for submissions about women in non-western cultures, the colonial Americas, and the role of women and gender in science, magic and technology.
To submit a proposal, or for more information, please contact: Erika Gaffney, Publishing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Call for Papers, 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 8-11 May, 2014 ELIZABETH I and OTHER MONARCHS (Sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society).
Our panel in 2014 will consider Elizabeth in relation to the other monarchs–those who preceded her, those who were her contemporaries, and perhaps even those who followed her, both in England and abroad. It is supposed that Elizabeth has famously compared herself to Richard II, and we know that she openly drew on the Tudor legacy in her speeches and political strategies. What elements of Elizabeth’s queenship are derived from or are conceived in opposition to the ruling styles or politics embraced by certain medieval monarchs as well as Elizabeth’s contemporaries abroad? What elements of her own rule are imitated or criticized by the later kings and queens? What can we glean from Elizabeth’s diplomatic relationships with the other monarchs? We invite papers exploring the ways Elizabeth’s queenship was shaped in relation to other queens and kings.
Please email the abstracts (about 300 words) to Anna Riehl Bertolet email@example.com no later than September 15, 2013. Along with your abstract, please submit a completed Participant Information Form (found on the Congress website, but also attached to this email for your convenience).
Hope to see you at Kalamazoo!
With best wishes,
11. Call for Papers, Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body 22-23 July 2014, Loughborough University
Plenary speakers: Professor Mary Fissell (Johns Hopkins) and Dr Katharine Hodgkin (University of East London)
With public lecture by Alison Weir (evening of 22 July, Martin Hall Theatre): ‘“The Prince expected in due season”: The Queen’s First Duty’
This two-day conference will explore the response of early modern texts to the relationship between religion and female bodily health. Scholars have long observed that understandings of the flesh and the spirit were inextricably intertwined in the early modern period, and that women’s writings or writings about women often explored this complex relationship. For instance, how did early modern women understand pain, illness, and health in a religious framework, and was this different to the understanding of those around them? Did women believe that their bodies were sinful? And were male and female religious experiences different because they took place in different bodies?
We invite proposals that address the relationship between religion and health, and the spirit and flesh, with a focus on female experience in any genre in print or manuscript. Genres might include medical, literary, religious, autobiographical, instructive, and rhetorical writings.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
Methods of recording or maintaining bodily and spiritual health
The function of religion/faith in physiological changes (e.g. pregnancy/childbirth/nursing/menstruation)
Illness, providence, and interpretation
Suffering as part of religious experience and conversion
Spiritual melancholy, madness, demonic possession, or witchcraft
The physical effects of prophesising/preaching
Chastity and religious life
Spiritual and physical births/reproductive tropes
Ensoulment and pregnancy
The miraculous or martyred female body
The body and sin
Uses of the Bible in medical treatises
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers, complete panels, or roundtable discussions. Suggestions for discussions on pedagogical approaches to teaching the above topics are also welcome.
Please send abstracts of 300 words for 20-minute papers, or longer proposals for panels or roundtables, to Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Warzycha at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st January 2014.
12. Textual Cultures in Early Modern Europe, Pusey Room, Keble College, 28 September.
This one day colloquium will explore the cultural implications of the production, dissemination and use of texts, whether manuscript or printed. Focussing on early modern England, France, and Italy, papers will discuss the relationship between image and text; cultures of production, including concerns behind publishing such as censorship, self-fashioning and marketing; how texts moved within and across borders; and how early modern readers engaged with the texts they encountered.
Speakers include: Sara Apetrei; Ian Archer; James Ambrose; Sara Barker; Heather Dalton; Nicola Gardini; Michael Hawcroft; Cristina Neagu; Jason Peacey; Tracey Sowerby; and Tiffany Stern.
For further details please see the attached poster.
To register, or to make any enquiries please contact email@example.com by 15 September.
Registration is £16 waged and £10 students/unwaged. This includes a buffet lunch, coffee & afternoon tea.
13. THE INTERNATIONAL VOICE IN SHAKESPEARE ON THE LONDON STAGE, Monday 30 September 2013, 18:00-21:00, Performances: 19:45, The Rose Theatre, Bankside, 56 Park Street, London SE1 9AS
18:00: Welcoming Speech
Enza De Francisci (Convenor)
Session I: Papers by Departments at University College London
18:05: Chris Stamakatis (English)
‘Some rare noteworthy object in thy travel’: Shakespeare’s Italy and Early Modern Travel Writing
18:25: Enza De Francisci (Italian, SELCS)
Giovanni Grasso: The Other Othello in London
18:45: Lily Kahn (Hebrew and Jewish Studies)
Linguistic Aspects of the First Hebrew Shakespeare Translations
19:05: Geraldine Brodie (Dutch, SELCS)
Shakespeare and Surtitles: Toneelgroep’s Roman Tragedies in London
19:25: Round-Table Discussion
Translating, Transporting and Transposing Shakespeare
Chair: Rene Weis (English)
Session II: Performances of Shakespeare
19:45: WERE I HUMAN based on The Tempest
Adapted, Directed and Illustrated by Terry D’Alfonso
Read by Diana Berriman and Simonetta Allder
In Memory of Giorgio Strehler
20:05: Macbeth and the Physical Theatre (WOH Productions
Adapted by Anthony Khaseria and Manuela Ruggiero
Directed by Manuela Ruggiero
Produced by Carolina Artegiani
20:25: Post-Show Discussion
Adapting Shakespeare Today
Chair: Florian Mussgnug (Italian)
20:45: Closing Remarks
Enza De Francisci
This conference is generously supported by the Mazzini Garibaldi Charitable Foundation
14. CFP: Manuscript and Early Print Interactions- Special Session, 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo May 2014
In the first few centuries after the advent of print, manuscript and print cultures existed side by side. Paper proposals are invited on any aspect of manuscript and early print interactions in any language, on any kind of text (i.e, literary, medical, scientific).
Papers might consider, but are no means limited to:
– Attitudes to, and anxieties about, early print in comparison with manuscripts
– Manuscripts copied from prints
– Joint manuscript and print codices
– The influence of manuscript mis-en-page on printing practices and vice versa
– The cultural cachet attached to manuscripts after the arrival of print
– Surreptitious manuscript copies of seditious or private texts after the advent of print
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 14th, 2013.
15. EMOTIONS AND HEALTH, 1200-1700. Edited by Elena Carrera. SMRT, 168. Leiden/Boston: BRILL, 2013. ISBN 9789004250826
For all interested in the history of the emotions, medical history, and medieval and early modern European cultural history:
CONTRBUTORS: Nicole Archambeau, Elena Carrera, Penelope Gouk, Angus Gowland, Nicholas E. Lombardo, William F. MacLehose, Michael R. Solomon and Erin Sullivan.
Emotions and Health, 1200-1700 examines theological and medical
approaches to the ‘passions’ as alterations affecting both mind and
body. It focuses on sorrow, fear and anger, on constructions of the
melancholic subject, and on the effects of music on health.
For more information see www.brill.com/emotions-and-health-1200-1700
16. The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century. Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Washington, D.C. | October 4–5, 2013
This two-day symposium will bring together an international body of scholars working on botanical investigations and publications within the context of imperial expansion in the long eighteenth century. The period saw widespread exploration, a tremendous increase in the traffic in botanical specimens, significant taxonomic innovations, and horticultural experimentation. We will revisit these developments from a comparative perspective that will include Europe, the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
Main themes for discussion are global networks of plant discovery and transfer; the quest for medicinal plants and global crops such as ginseng, tea and opium; the economies of gift, trade, patronage, and scientific prestige in which plants circulated; imperial aspirations or influences as reflected on garden design; and visual strategies and epistemologies.
The symposium will coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Rare Book Room at Dumbarton Oaks, and will feature an exhibit of botanical works from our collections.
Registration for the symposium is now open. For more information you can visit the website, click on the links below, or write to BotanySymposium@doaks.org.
Confirmed speakers include Sahar Bazzaz (College of the Holy Cross); Daniela Bleichmar (University of Southern California); Deniz Çalış-Kural (Istanbul Bilgi University); Sarah Easterby-Smith (University of St. Andrews); Ian Glenn (University of Cape Town); Rachel Koroloff (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); Shigehisa Kuriyama (Harvard University); Colin McEwan (Dumbarton Oaks); Amy Meyers (Yale Center for British Art); Miranda Mollendorf (Harvard University); Carla Nappi (University of British Columbia); Romita Ray (Syracuse University); Bianca Rinaldi (University of Camerino); and Anatole Tchikine (Dumbarton Oaks).
17. Call for Papers. “The Problem of Religion: Faith and Agency in History”, Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion March 28-29, 2014
The History Department of Boston College invites papers and panels for its fifth Biennial Conference on the History of Religion to be held on March 28-29, 2014. In recent years, scholars have increasingly considered how religious institutions, beliefs, or practices challenge our conceptions of the past while also recognizing that religion is but one of a number of forces that interact, collide, and impel human history. As we try to determine when religion has been important in human history and when it has not, we grapple with understanding how internal matters of faith provoke and direct acts of human agency, manifest in the exercise of devotional practice, institutional power, and other arenas. Finally, scholars of religion are considering the most appropriate ways to contemplate, research, and write about faith, belief, and agency during what some intellectuals argue is a secular age. We will consider the possibilities and boundaries of using religion as a lens for understanding agency in human history.
We welcome proposals for individual papers and full panels from both established scholars and graduate students in all disciplines on topics from the medieval period to the present that touch upon the question of religion (in Christian and non-Christian forms) and agency in history. The geographic scope is broadly defined. Suggested themes include, but are not limited to, the role of religious institutions, practices, and beliefs in:
· church-state relations · political violence
· the law and public policy · religious thought
· habits and practices · the challenges of historical method
Individual paper proposals should include a 300-word proposal, paper title, and one page c.v. Panel proposals for two to three presenters should include a 250-word panel abstract (including panel title), a 300-word proposal for each individual paper (including paper title), and a one page c.v. for each presenter. Deadline for submission is October 4, 2013.
Please submit your proposals to the Conference Committee at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Further conference details including a schedule, registration form, and travel information will be available at a later date at http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/history/about/religion_conference.html.
18. Japan and Britain, 1613: Parallels and Exchanges SOAS & The British Library, 19-21 September, 2013.
The Conference will address the history of Japan and Britain in and around the year 1613. Both countries were undergoing massive cultural, religious and political transformations at the time, and it is instructive to look at their respective systems of restructuring and recreation in parallel and comparatively.
Moreover, Japan and Britain directly encountered each other for the first time in 1613, with arrival of an English East India Company vessel, the Clove, bearing letters and gifts from King James for the Shogun. The conference will therefore also address issues of encounter and communication.
This event takes place on the exact 400th anniversary of this momentous encounter, for it was on 19 September 1613 that the English received reciprocal presents from the Shogun (which are extant), and on 21st that they departed Edo with great rejoicing. The conference is a major element in Japan400, a series of commemorations scheduled for across the UK and Japan to mark this landmark year.
The Conference is sponsored by the Percival David Academic Fund and supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
All welcome. Registration not necessary
19. Theatrum Mundi: Latin Drama in Renaissance Europe 12-14 September 2013, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Organized by the Society for Neo-Latin Studies in tandem with the Centre for Early Modern Studies, Oxford, the conference will bring together scholars working on early modern Latin drama. The conference will include a staged reading of an Oxford college play translated into English by Elizabeth Sandis (Oxford) and directed by Elisabeth Dutton (Fribourg), both researchers on the Early Modern Drama at Oxford (EDOX) project. An exhibition of institutional drama manuscripts and early printed books will be on display in St John’s; participants will also have the chance to visit the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama and to participate in a pedagogical forum, ‘Teaching Classical Drama’, in the Classics Faculty. The keynote speakers are: Thomas Earle (Oxford), Alison Shell (UCL), and Stefan Tilg (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck).
The programme and registration details can be found at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/snls/events/theatrummundi/ Some postgraduate bursaries are available. The conference has been generously funded by the MHRA, CEMS, Society for Renaissance Studies, and the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections. Please contact Sarah Knight (Leicester) with any questions (email@example.com).
20. Call for Papers: Revisiting the Debate on Early Modern Salons. The Fourth International MARGOT Conference Barnard College, New York, 18-20 June, 2014. Deadline: 27 September 2013.
Organizers: Julie Campbell, Anne Larsen, and Diana Robin
We would like to organize a panel on “Revisiting the Debate on Early Modern Salons.”
The place of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century salons and salon sociabilité in the production of culture has been a topic of renewed interest for literary historians for well over a decade now. As we and other scholars have begun to take into consideration women’s leadership and patronage in such contexts, in Italy, France, and England, the notions about what constitutes women’s empowerment regarding the production of literary culture, especially, but also their influence on social, political, and religious issues (such as marriage, education, the law, and religious choices) have come under new scrutiny.
Salon-style sociabilité was already in practice in sixteenth-century Italy (with gatherings referred to as ridotti, cenacoli, or veglie) and France (the cénacles and other gatherings in the hôtels particuliers of noble and royal hostesses, as well as coteries and circles in major cities such as Lyon and Poitiers) long before the architectural form and term salon caught up with it in seventeenth-century France. In England the Sidney/Wroth/Russell/Herbert circle exercised a profound influence on sociability.
The MARGOT conference provides the opportunity to examine our contemporary views of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century salon culture in Europe. We would be interested in papers on any of the following:
–salon sociabilité and women’s influence on cultural production, religious controversies, or political contexts.
–consideration of the longue durée of salon sociabilité.
–the international influence on salon sociabilité not only in France, but in Italy, Spain, or England.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words and a one-page C.V. by Friday 27 September 2013, by email attachment, to each of the following:
Julie D. Campbell Anne Larsen Diana Robin
Professor of English Professor of French Scholar-in-Residence,
Easter Illinois University Hope College Newberry Library
21. HISTORY STUDY DAY with the Who were the Nuns? Project
Find out how you can use the database and other project resources for family and local history
Saturday 2nd November 2013
Salford Diocesan Archives, at St Augustine’s Church, Grosvenor Square, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BW
10.00 a.m. coffee, 10.30 a.m. first talk
Dr Caroline Bowden and Dr James Kelly talking about the project and how it can be used to find North West families
Dr Janet Hollinshead, Choosing their future: women in the Blundell family in early modern Lancashire
Peter J Tyldesley, The Tyldesleys and their faith in the 17th and 18th centuries
There will be a chance to see the archives at lunchtime with Father David Lannon, the archivist and to try out the database.
There is no cost for the day: refreshments will be available during breaks. Lunch can be purchased locally. All welcome, but please confirm attendance in advance with Dr Caroline Bowden from whom further details can be obtained. firstname.lastname@example.org
The archives are ten minutes walk from Oxford Road station.
22. CFP: Dan Geffrey with the New Poete: Reading and Rereading Chaucer and Spenser – deadline 28th Oct. To be held at University of Bristol, Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July 2014.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Prof. Judith Anderson, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Helen Barr, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Prof. Helen Cooper, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
An international conference at the University of Bristol, Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July 2014. Supported by the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies.
There is a persistent discussion between scholars of the medieval and early modern periods about how both periods are conceptualised and about the interrelations between them. How can reading, or rereading, the connections between these two poets contribute to this discussion? Chaucer is customarily read as a poet of the High Middle Ages, whose valorisation of the vernacular had a profound influence on the poetry of subsequent centuries. Spenser is often read as a poet of the High Renaissance for whom continuity with the past (literary and historical) was a paramount issue. What are the connections between these poets and how can they help to shape revisionist discussions about the periodisation of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? This conference aims to reread the connections between Chaucer and Spenser, in the light of recent critical methodologies and reformulations of historical continuity and difference. The organisers hope to publish a selection of the resultant papers as a single volume, so the following questions seek to elicit contributions that collectively have a sense of coherence, without constraining what contributors wish to discuss.
- How has the relationship between Chaucer and Spenser been read and how can it be re-read?
- How do these two poets together help us periodize / deperiodize / reperiodize the medieval and the early modern?
- What kind of continuum do they share? Is their relationship continuous, radically other, both or neither? Can we reconceptualise descriptions of poetic similarity or difference through discussing Chaucer and Spenser together?
- Can we think of their connection in terms of anticipation as well as influence?
- What can we learn about the phenomenon of intertextuality by rereading the connections between these two poets?
- Does Spenser present us with one Chaucer or many? How has this affected later versions of Chaucer?
- Do these two poets take analogous approaches to the task of making poetry?
- How do earlier fifteenth- and sixteenth-century readings and adaptations of the Chaucerian canon affect Spenser’s readings of it?
- How might a greater variety of critical approaches reveal new connections between the poets? (e.g. ecocriticism, posthumanism, studies of material cultures, studies of the digital humanities, cognitive approaches, histories of the emotions, disability studies)
- How does Chaucer imagine his poetic followers? What would Chaucer think of Spenser?
Please send 300 word proposals for 20 minute papers to email@example.com, including 5-10 keywords highlighting the content of the paper. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, 28th October 2013.
For updates and further information, please see the conference website
Dan Geffrey with the New Poete
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23. Call for Papers. Romance and its Transformations, 1550-1750. June 30th and July 1st, 2014, Chawton House Library, UK.
Professor Ros Ballaster, Oxford University
Professor Emerita Mary Ellen Lamb, Southern Illinois University
With a public keynote by Professor Nandini Das, Liverpool University
As a genre, romance is defined by transformation: it is both a recurrent motif within romance and a characteristic of a form that has itself been transformed over the centuries and in different locations. But romance maintains a degree of formal and thematic integrity, as well as its appeal with different generations of readers and across social and cultural boundaries. This conference will explore the appropriation and transformation of romance in Britain and beyond between 1550 and 1750, as writers adopted and rewrote the motifs, storylines, characters, and formal elements of the genre. In doing so, it will bring into dialogue the different ideas about and critical approaches to the genre that are developing our understanding of the significance of romance within historical periods traditionally considered in isolation from one another, including the Renaissance, the early modern period and the eighteenth century.
We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of the way romance has been adopted and transformed between 1550 and 1750. Potential areas of investigation include but are not limited to:
commonplace books, conduct books, drama, poetry (including epic), letters, life writing, novels and other forms of prose fiction, political activism, political writing, print and, manuscript culture, scientific writing, social interactions, translation.
The deadline for 500 word abstracts is December 31st, 2013
Please send abstracts to Alice Eardley: firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Eckerle: email@example.com
24. CFP. Medieval & Early Modern Cultures of War and Peace: Women and War, Saturday 23rd November 2013 at Homerton College, University of Cambridge
This one day conference is part of an ongoing annual academic series focusing upon the many and various medieval and early modern cultural investments in armed combat and conflict resolution. This interdisciplinary conference explores these cultural investments with particular reference to questions of the role of women in terms of both warfare and the construction of peace. It is envisaged that delegates will be addressing this subject from a number of disciplinary perspectives, and presentations on the following subjects relating to the medieval and early modern periods would be particularly welcome:
• the representations of martial women across a range of media, especially but not exclusively those Thomas Heywood chose as ‘the most worthy women in the world’ in 1640 (e.g. the Biblical Deborah and Judith, the Pagan Bunduca and Penthisilea, and the Christian, Elpheda, Margaret (wife of Henry VI) and Elizabeth I)
• writings by women who discuss their experiences of war;
• representations of women’s experience in medieval conflicts, as non-combatants and combatants, victims and aggressors, subjects and authors. In particular, this panel invites contributions on Joan of Arc and/or her literary legacy; Christine de Pizan and women’s writings on the ethics of war; or any other subject concerned with women’s experience of medieval warfare and/or its ethical/literary representation;
• the way women are represented on stage in plays that deal explicitly with their experience of war; this session will relate to a performance of Jane Lumley’s Iphigeneia that will be staged on the evening of the conference.
These and other related subjects will be considered for presentation at this conference. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to the conference organizers, Professor Geoff Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Professor Marion Wynne-Davies (email@example.com) no later than Friday 27th September. All abstracts should include the proposer’s name, title, mailing address, email address, institutional affiliation, student/employed status. Please note that there will be four panel sessions: of these some will require papers (no longer than 2000 words) to be circulated beforehand by the panel chair in order to facilitate discussion, while others will ask panel members to address key questions circulated by the panel chair.
25. CFP. ‘I take thee at thy word’: Trust in Renaissance Literature. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 22-24 May 2014
What qualities compose trust and confidence in the Renaissance? What signs call it into question? This seminar seeks to identify points of congruence and contention in sixteenth and seventeenth century notions of trust and how they might be betrayed. From the stage Machiavel who discloses his plans to the audience to the kinsman who pledges his fealty, or the lover who exchanges his faithful vow, how did trust differ across such different domains as religious and political life or familial relations? It is hoped that papers will cross a range of genres including early modern poetry, prose, and drama, as well as major and minor authors. The intended outcome will be to publish suitable papers in a special issue of Textual Practice.
This seminar will be part of the interdisciplinary MatchPoints Conference 2014 at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 22-24 May 2014 (www.matchpoints.au.dk). Plenary speakers include Robert Putnam (Harvard University), Eric Uslaner (University of Maryland), Gerd Achenbach (Lessing-Hochschule zu Berlin, Philosophische Praxis), Mikael Rostila (Stockholm University), Alison Findlay (Lancaster University), Svend Andersen (Aarhus University),Cheryl Mattingly (University of Southern California), Sverre Raffnsøe (Copenhagen Business School).
Organised by Joseph Sterrett
Please send 150 word proposals to engjs [at] hum.au.dk by 15 January 2014.
26. Fellowships at the the University of Padua.
The University of Padua has launched a program of fellowships aimed at non-Italian post-doc students needing to spend a period of time in Padua for their research. These fellowship work very much like the Marie Curie fellowships, but are open to students from all over the world. They can apply starting from September.
All the best,
Associate Professor of English Literature
Università degli Studi di Padova
Dpt Studi Linguistici e Letterari
via Beato Pellegrino, 26
27. The Lucy Hutchinson Conference, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Thursday 28 November 2013
Lucy Hutchinson is well known to seventeenth-century historians and literary scholars as the author of Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, a classic biography which sets the momentous life of her husband, a committed Puritan, republican and regicide, against the wider backdrop of the English Civil War and Restoration. This work, and a compelling though fragmentary autobiography, have been more or less continually in print since their publication from manuscript in 1806. Only recently, however, has the scale and range of her interests been recognized. Like her contemporary – and political rival – Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Hutchinson aspired to the new European model of the woman intellectual, and translated Lucretius’ De rerum natura, the most passionately anti-religious text of antiquity. From a radically different perspective, she later composed Order and Disorder, a major Biblical poem on a parallel subject to Milton’s Paradise Lost. Underpinning her later works was an exceptional engagement with contemporary Latin and English theological writings. Many fundamental questions about her life and writings have yet to be addressed, and this will be the first ever conference to discuss them. It will bring together many scholars who are working on a new edition of her collected works and others with an interest in seventeenth-century literature, politics and women’s writing. Speakers will include Penelope Anderson, Martyn Bennett, Mark Burden, Elizabeth Clarke, Alice Eardley, Jonathan Gibson, Crawford Gribben, Erica Longfellow, David Norbrook, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, and Blair Worden.
28. CFP. A Changing Book Market? Spain and Portugal, 1601-1650. Centre for the History of the Media, University College Dublin, 5-6 June 2014.
The marketplace for print in Spain, Portugal and the New World witnessed many pro-found transformations in the first half of the seventeenth century. Overall, there was a dramatic increase in the output of the presses, while patterns of production shifted sig-nificantly from what had been set in the preceding century. The period witnessed the growth of an increasingly vibrant news culture. Appetites for recreational reading also began to change, seen not least in the number of printed plays available for purchase. Though attracting far less scholarly attention, perhaps the most noteworthy develop-ment of all was the maturing use of the press to service government and the legal pro-fession. This conference will focus broadly on the industry and culture of print, and ask just how the Iberian book world of the first half of the seventeenth century com-pares with what had gone before and what would follow.
The conference will take place in Dublin on the 5-6 June 2014. It will coincide with the launch of volumes 2 and 3 of the UCD Iberian Book Project which cover this peri-od. Confirmed speakers include two of the most distinguished figures in Golden Age Studies, Professor Don Cruickshank and Professor Henry Ettinghausen.
Papers are warmly invited from scholars from any academic background interested in the industry or culture of the Iberian book. The principal and preferred language of the conference will be English. However, papers may be delivered in Spanish or Portu-guese if pre-circulated. Papers on less well explored areas of study such as legal print or illustration are especially welcome.
The Call for Papers is now open. Potential contributors are asked to submit a title and brief outline of their paper (250 words) to Dr Alejandra Ulla Lorenzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Friday 29 November 2013.
The Conference has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
29. Medieval Merchants and Money. A conference at the Institute of Historical Research, London, on 7-8 November 2013 to celebrate the contribution of Professor James L. Bolton to the study of medieval history.
For more than forty years Jim Bolton has been based at Queen Mary, University of London, where is currently Professorial Research Fellow, directing the Borromei Bank Research Project. His published work includes important and influential contributions to the economic and social history of the middle ages, and in particular to our understanding of the money supply and the operation of credit, international banking, the impact of the Black Death, the activities of Italians and other alien groups in London, and relations between the city of London and the Crown. He was for many years one of the convenors of the IHR’s Late Medieval Seminar.
The conference will present current research from more than twenty scholars working on a range of themes connected with Jim’s work, including keynote lectures by Professor Caroline Barron (RHUL) and Professor Phillipp Schofield (Aberwystwyth).
The full programme (attached) and booking details are available at http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/11159. ‘Early bird’ booking rates are available until 30 September. We would be very grateful if you could pass this on to colleagues and students who may be interested in attending.
Martin Allen (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge)
Matthew Davies (Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical
30. The Blood Conference: Theories of Blood in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Culture. St Anne’s College, Oxford: 8th –10th, January, 2014
Convenors: Laurie Maguire, Bonnie Lander Johnson, Eleanor Decamp
Blood in the medieval and early modern periods was much more than simply red fluid in human veins. Defined diversely by theologians, medics, satirists and dramatists, it was matter, text, waste, cure, soul, God, and the means by which relationships were defined, sacramentalised and destroyed. Blood was also a controversial ingredient in the production of matter, from organic and medical to mechanical and alchemical.
Between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries debates about the nature and function of blood raised questions about the limits of identity, God’s will for his creatures, science’s encounter with the self, and the structure of families and communities, and its impact was felt in artistic constructions on stage, in print, and on canvas.This two and a half day conference will gather early modern and medieval scholars from English, History, Art History and Medical History, to ask: ‘What is Renaissance blood?’
Plenary addresses by
Frances Dolan (UC Davis), Patricia Parker (Stanford), Helen Barr (Oxford) and Elisabeth Dutton (Fribourg).
Discussions will cover a range of topics including blood and satire, blood and revenge, blood and gender, blood and genre, queer blood, royal blood, blood and wounding, William Harvey, blood and race, blood on the stage, blood and witchcraft, blood and alchemy, bloodlines, blood and sacrifice, blood and friendship, blood and disease, blood and automata.
The Blood Conference will feature a professional production of The Croxton Play of the Sacrament directed by Elisabeth Dutton, and a session led by David Fuller, with the help of Oxford singers, on early sacramental music and Eucharistic blood. Wellcome Trust archivists will also be offering a session on blood material in their collection. More speakers are now warmly invited. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary papers, and those with an emphasis on Art History and Medical History. But any innovative approaches to historical blood are most welcome!
Please send a 500 word abstract to Micah Coston at email@example.com bySeptember 9th 2013.
31. CFP: Religions of the Book (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Antwerp 2014)
Apologies for any cross-posting. The theme for next year’s conference on authorship, reading, and publishing is ‘religions of the book’, and they invite proposals on a wide variety of uses of books in religious contexts:
conference website: http://www.sharp2014.be/index.html
*Conference theme: Religions of the Book*
Next to books, literature and print heritage, religious diversity is an important part of Antwerp’s identity. From the middle of the sixteenth century onwards the city was the scene of ferocious battles between Calvinism and Catholicism in the 16th and 17th century. Jews and Muslims have also been an integral part of Antwerp’s past and both communities are visibly present in the city today. To illustrate the shared heritage of the three ‘religions of the Book’ that left their mark on the city, Antwerp will host a prestigious double exhibition from September 2014 to January 2015. One part will run in the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) orbiting around ‘Sacred Places and Pilgrimage’, the other will take place in the Hendrik Conscience Library and will focus on ‘Sacred Books’.
Although SHARP 2014 will kick off this major double exhibition and alludes explicitly to the three ‘religions of the Book’ – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – the actual scope of the conference is much broader and may include the relationship between any religion(s) and the production, distribution and consumption of books and texts, in whatever form (manuscript, printed or digital), in any region or any period of time. Religious and anti-religious censorship, iconography, spiritual literature, preaching practices are only a few of the many possible approaches. Moreover, participants to SHARP’s 22nd annual conference are invited to explore the more metaphorical dimensions of its central topic. We warmly invite proposals relating the theme to bibliophilia (a religion devoted to the book?), cult books, the role of authors as high priests, reading as a trance-provoking practice, the sacral status of the printed book in Enlightenment ideology, the strong belief in the freedom of the press…
One may even consider the cultural apocalypse some pessimists see ensue the on-going process of digitization, or, inversely, the imminent salvation promised by internet and tablet gurus. Cutting-edge proposals, dealing with other aspects of book history and print culture are also welcome, but priority will be given to papers addressing the conference theme.
Deadline and further requirements
Papers presented at SHARP conferences are expected to offer original scholarship and to go beyond descriptive accounts of archival or textual materials. Speakers should outline the wider implications of research presented. Both the thesis being tested and the conclusions drawn should be clearly stated in the proposal. SHARP prides itself on attracting members from a variety of disciplines, who communicate in a language accessible to diverse specialists. Proposals are to indicate how the paper (or panel) sheds light on some issue, principle, or practice of book history that clearly addresses SHARP’s interests. The conference is open to both individual presentations and complete panel proposals (with three speakers and a chairperson). Each speaker is allotted 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. All sessions last 90 minutes.
Paper proposals should be no more than 400 words, are submitted in English and accompanied by a brief biography. Panel proposals consist of three individual 400-word proposals, the required biographies and an introduction. The deadline for submissions (both individual proposals and
sessions) is 30 November 2013. The program committee will send notifications of its selection no later than 15 February 2014. All participants, including chairs and speakers, must be members of SHARP in order to participate. Registration for the conference is a prerequisite.
For information on membership, please visit the SHARP website at www.sharpweb.org.
32. The Queen Elizabeth I Society is proud to announce the keynote speakers for our 2014 annual meeting (to be held in conjunction with the South Central Renaissance Conference, April 3-5).
Retha Warnicke is Professor of History at Arizona State University and author of several works, including Wicked Women of Tudor England: Queens, Aristocrats, Commoners (2012). Her presentation is titled “Tudor Consorts: The Politics of Royal Matchmaking, 1483-1543″
Jane Donawerth is Professor of English at the University of Maryland whose published works include Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women’s Tradition, 1600-1900 (2011). The title of her presentation is “Elizabeth I and the Marriage Crisis, John Lyly’s Campaspe, and the Shaping of Court Drama”
Please see the SCRC website for further information on conference registration and paper proposals:http://www.scrc.us.com/cfp_scrc2014.shtml
33. Fifth Early Modern Symposium: Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period – which will be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art on Saturday 26 October.
Further information and programme here: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2013/autumn/oct26_FifthEarlyModernSymposium.shtml
Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions). Book online here: http://courtauld-institute.digitalmuseum.co.uk
With very best wishes,
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
34. Call for Papers: Christopher Marlowe at 450: An Anniversary Special Issue Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS)
2014 will be a significant year of early modern literary anniversaries. The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth is certain to attract a significant degree of popular and scholarly attention, but his is not the only milestone of note; 2014 will also mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare’s exact contemporary, Christopher Marlowe. In order to recognise this occasion, we invite contributions to a special anniversary issue on Marlowe, which will be published in 2014. We welcome contributions on any aspect of Marlowe studies, but topics to be addressed might include:
- Theoretical approaches to Marlowe based upon recent developments in areas such as gender, race, geography, sexuality, etc.
- The place of Marlowe biography
- Marlowe and editing/textual criticism
- Marlowe and early modern repertory
Abstracts should be submitted to Dr Dan Cadman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Andrew Duxfield (email@example.com) by 1 November 2013. We anticipate a deadline of July 2014 for full submissions.
Early Modern Literary Studies (ISSN 1201-2459) is an open-access refereed journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly discussion and as an academic resource for researchers in the area. Articles in EMLS examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; responses to published papers are also published as part of a Readers’ Forum. Reviews evaluate recent work as well as academic tools of interest to scholars in the field. EMLS is committed to gathering and to maintaining links to the most useful and comprehensive internet resources for Renaissance scholars, including archives, electronic texts, discussion groups, and beyond. For further details see: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html
35. The British Institute of Florence Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference 10th April 2014.
The British Institute of Florence’s annual Shakespeare Graduate Conference is a one-day interdisciplinary and bilingual English-Italian forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year’s conference theme is Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Forms of Nationhood. Contributions are welcomed on the topic of national identity and representations of Elizabethan England in the literary production of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries (playwrights, poets and others) across different disciplines (not limited to):
literature, comparative studies, history, art history, cinema and theatre history.
Candidates are invited to send a description of their proposed contribution according to the following guidelines:
• the candidate should provide name, institution, contact info, title and a short abstract of the proposed contribution (200-300 words for a 20-minute paper), explaining the content and intended structure of the paper, and including a short bibliography.
• abstracts are to be submitted by Wednesday 30 October 2013 by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• all proposals will be blind-vetted. The list of selected papers will be available by the end of November 2013.
• each finished contribution is to last no longer than 20 minutes andis to be presented in English (an exception will be made for Italian candidates of departments other than English, who can present papers in Italian). Candidates whose first language is not English will need to have their proposals and final papers checked by a mother-tongue speaker.
• participants will be asked to present a final draft of the paper aweek before the Conference.
• participants must be members of the Harold Acton Library, choosingbetween a 3, 6 or 12 month membership. Memberships can be paid for on the day of conference. For details on Library Membership rates and benefits please visit the websitewww.britishinstitute.it.
• The British Institute cannot reimburse any travel or accommodation expenses.
• papers submitted will be considered for publication in the onlineproceedings edition of the ‘Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Graduate Conference (see the websitewww.britishinstitute.it for previous volumes of the proceedings).
Deadline for abstracts Wednesday 30 October 2013 For more information contact Sofia Novello email@example.com
36. Forthcoming lecture series on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition by Professor Jonathan Bate FBA CBE, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, to be held at the Warburg Institute.
Full details are given below and a poster can be printed off at: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fileadmin/images/events/Lectures/Gombrich_lectures.pdf We would be grateful if you could forward this email to any of your contacts who may be interested. We would also appreciate it if you could display the poster on your department notice board.
Princeton University Press and The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London
E. H. GOMBRICH LECTURES ON THE CLASSICAL TRADITION 2013
Professor Jonathan Bate FBA CBE, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford
The E. H. Gombrich Lectures is an annual series of Lectures on Aspects of the Classical Tradition, named in honour of Professor Sir Ernst Gombrich FBA OM, former Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition, University of London. The Lectures will be held at the Warburg Institute and will be published by Princeton University Press.
The inaugural series of lectures on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition will be given by Professor Jonathan Bate, FBA CBE, Editor of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, co-editor of The Complete Works, The RSC Shakespeare, author of Shakespeare and Ovid, The Genius of Shakespeare, Soul of the Age (and many other books) and co-organiser of the 2012 British Museum Exhibition, Shakespeare: Staging the World.
Thursday 10 October 2013, 5pm – Tragical Comical Historical Pastoral: Shakespeare and Classical Genre
Thursday 17 October 2013, 5pm – The Madness of Hercules: Shakespeare and Classical Psychology
Thursday 24 October 2013, 5pm – ‘I will read politic authors': Shakespeare and Classical Political Thought
Each Lecture will be followed by a Reception.
Attendance is free of charge and pre-registration is not required.