- CFP: Time and Space in Early Modern Literature, Queen’s Belfast, 17th and 18th January, 2014, abstracts due 31st July.
- CFP: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period Fifth Early Modern Symposium, Saturday 26 October 2013, The Courtauld Institute of Art, abstracts due 21 June 2013.
- Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme is soliciting article proposals for a celebratory special issue on Renaissance and Reformation studies in Canada to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the journal.
- Bess of Hardwick Online
Conference Programme: Early Modern Paratexts 2013, University of Bristol, Clifton Hill House, Friday 26th July
CFP: Society for Renaissance Studies 6th Biennial Conference, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture,University of Southampton,13-15 July 2014, abstracts due 27th September.
- Shakespeare and Creativity MA at Shakespeare Institute Birmingham.
CFP: THE INTERNATIONAL VOICE IN SHAKESPEARE, The Rose Theatre, Bankside. 56 Park London, SE1 9AS, September 30 2013,18:00-21:00, abstracts due 31st July.
Shakespeare Jahrbuch 2015 – call for articles, deadline, 31 March 2014.
- CFP: FRAMING PREMODERN DESIRES. Between Sexuality, Sin and Crime. An international colloquium organized by Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 4-5 April 2014, Turku, Finland, abstracts due 30th June.
- Popes and the Papacy in early modern English culture. An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sussex, 24th-26th June 2013.
- Stuart Successions: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium to be held at Jesus College, Oxford, 27-28 September 2013.
- Conference: News and the Shape of Europe, 1500-1750, Queen Mary, University of London, 26-28th July.
- CFP: Katherine Philips 350: Writing, Reputation, Legacy,27-28 June, 2014, Dublin, abstracts due 31st August.
- CFP: Sixth Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference, Shakespeare: Text, Power, Authority http ://shakespeare . stir . ac . uk/ University of Stirling, 3-6 July 2014, abstracts due 31st January.
- Fifth Early Modern Symposium, Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period, will take place at The Courtauld on Saturday 26 October 2013, abstracts due 21st June.
- Conference: Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300 – 1800, Interdisciplinary conference, University of York, 21-22 June 2013.
- Research Assistant in Art History (fixed term, 10 months), Warburg Institute, The Production and Reading of Polyphonic Music Sources, 1480–1530 (PRoMS), deadline 30th June.
- CFP: New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 6–9 March 2014 in Sarasota, Florida, abstracts due 15th September.
- IHR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING COURSES, Summer 2013
- ‘Exiturus: In Between Times and Spaces on the Early Modern Stage’, London Renaissance Seminar, Saturday 29th June 2013, 13.00-16.00, The Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London.
- Conference: Sculptural Mobilities: Tracing the flows of sculptural artworks between the Nordic Countries and Europe from the early modern period to the present day, UCL, 2nd and 3rd July 2013, Film screening – One-day Symposium – Exhibition.
- Symposium: Northern Renaissance Seminar, Writing the Renaissance North, Saturday 22nd June 2013, 10:00am-4:30pm, Sheffield Hallam University, Room 921, Owen Building, City Campus.
- Lady Jane Lumley, Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1555) performed by The Rose Company, directed by Emma Rucastle, 8.30 pm, Tuesday 9 July, 2013
Minghella Theatre, University of Reading.
- CFP: REVISITING EARLY MODERN PROPHECIES (c.1500-c.1815), 26–28 June, 2014, Goldsmiths, London, abstracts due 31st October.
- Conference: Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, 29-30 April 2014, Universidad Nacional Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica.
- CFP: Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School, Oct 25-6, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, abstrats due July 1, 2013.
- Renaissance Art and Music seminar: Counterfeit Renaissance (II): Experiencing Art with Music – which will take place Thursday 27 June (18.00) in the Research Forum South Room (The Courtauld Institute of Art).
Call for Papers:Time and Space in Early Modern Literature and Culture, 1500-1700
School of English, Queen’s University, Belfast, 17th & 18th January, 2014
The School of English at Queen’s University warmly invites early modern academics and PhD graduates of all levels to submit abstracts, of no more than 200 words, and which engage with the theme of ‘Time and Space in Early Modern Literature and Culture’, for a two-day conference on the 17th and 18th of January, 2014. Plenary speakers include Professor Lena Cowen Orlin of Georgetown University, Professor Daniel Carey of the National University of Ireland, and Dr Karen Smyth of the University of East Anglia.
The relations between time and space as modes of critical inquiry have attracted increased attention in early modern studies in recent years. In a society accustomed to allegory and symbol, the spatial and the temporal were continually and deliberately re-imagined and ‘re-presented’ across a spectrum of performative, artistic, and textual medias. Central to the burgeoning self-consciousness which characterised such productions, time and space were essential instruments with which actors, artists, and writers navigated and engaged with the complexities of a rapidly expanding world: advancements in architecture, the evolution of a temporal economy, and the discovery of new worlds are but a few examples of events and cultural movements in which space and time played integral roles. Time and Space in Early Modern Literature and Culture, 1500-1700 promotes a new reading of the importance of time and space within a range of disciplines in early modern criticism, and seeks to establish a forum in which the cultural, political, and religious implications of shifting paradigms can be explored. Potential topics which speakers are encouraged, but by no means limited, to address are:
- Constructions of time in early modern spaces (mercantile, ecclesiastical, theatrical, literary, etc.)
- The commodification of time
- Negotiating time in public and private spaces
- Shifting ideologies of space and time
- Moving towards modernity: early modern and modern conceptions of time and space
- Gendered time and gendered spaces
- Time and space in Renaissance art
- The relationship between space and text
- ‘Foreign’ time and ‘foreign’ spaces
- Negotiating time and space on film
- ‘Re-presenting’ space and time
- Constructing history through temporal and spatial paradigms
The deadline for submission of abstracts (200 words maximum for 20 minute presentations) is 31st July, 2013. Submissions for panels are also invited. A small conference fee of £30 is requested, which covers lunch and refreshments for both days. Some funding for PG bursaries will be available.
Please email submissions to: email@example.com
Please direct all queries to:
Denise Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Mulgrew at email@example.com
Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period
Fifth Early Modern Symposium
Call for Papers
21 June 2013
Symposium to take place Saturday 26 October 2013
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
For more information: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2013/autumn/oct26_FifthEarlyModernSymposium.shtml
We invite 20-minute papers considering artistic ‘work in progress’ in the early modern period (c.1550-1800):
- what processes of translation and transposition were involved in moving art out of the realm of ideas into the material world? Papers might analyse and discuss the evolution of an artwork from concept to creation or construction and consider each phase of development in turn. This could involve close examination of plans, drawings, studies, sketches, maquettes or bozzetti for the same artistic project and consideration of how each stage shaped the end product
- what did contemporary ideas, religious beliefs, and philosophical theories (those of Spinoza, for example) have to say about creativity – and how might these have informed the conception of the early modern work of art? As Peter Conrad (Creation: Artists, Gods & Origins, 2007) has suggested, ‘any investigation of art has to ponder the notion of God’s creation’. Vasari paid homage to the ‘ultimate initiator’ in his Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects and described Genesis as the adventures of a ‘creative intellect’
- how might the early modern preoccupation with the idea of progress have been relevant to the creation of art?
- was creativity gendered in the period? Did the early modern version of sexual reproduction – in which women simply encased the precious, implicitly masculine kernel of creativity – affect contemporaries’ understanding of the way art was generated?
- can current theories and methodologies illuminate the process of art-making in the period? What can material data and scientific research methods, such as infra-red reflectography, dendro-chronology and chemical analysis of pigments, tell us?
- what happened when artistic aspiration collided with social and political realities or encountered financial and practical constraints? Papers might describe artistic indecision and frustration and examine the choices and creative opportunities that resulted. How did projects come to be altered or radically revised in scale and ambition? What were the implications of rejection in such cases as Caravaggio’s ‘St Matthew and the Angel’ for the Contarelli chapel in San Luigi dei Francesi?
- drawing on Victor Stoichita’s study of ‘meta-painting’, papers could explore how early modern artworks reflected on their own bringing into being and making. Vermeer’s ‘The Painter in his Studio’ (c.1666), ‘Las Meninas’ by Velázquez (1656-7), and Panini’s ‘Modern Rome’ and its pendant ‘Ancient Rome’ (1757) are examples of the many artworks from the period that take the process of artistic creation as their subject.
We invite proposals from graduate students, junior scholars, curators, and conservators for papers that explore one or more of the above-mentioned issues in any artistic medium (painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, print media, graphic arts and the intersections between them). Theoretical and technical approaches are equally welcome.
We do not at present have a budget for travel and accommodation for speakers. Students from outside London are encouraged to apply to their institutions for funding to participate in the symposium.
Please send proposals of no more than 300 words along with a 150 word biography by 21 June 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Organised by Anya Matthews and Giulia Martina Weston (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme is soliciting article proposals for a celebratory special issue on Renaissance and Reformation studies in Canada to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the journal in 2014 (call/appel attached), and we are counting on you to help us promote and disseminate this call among your colleagues and advanced graduate students.
This issue seeks first to reflect on and contribute to Renaissance and Reformation studies as practiced in Canada since the journal’s inception as an informational bulletin in 1964 to the present day, and second to critically assess and provide new direction for early modern studies as a major interdisciplinary field of study in the humanities in Canada and abroad, now and in the coming decades. We seek contributions in three principal areas: research, pedagogy, and established organizations (see details in the attachment), but the editorial committee will also give full consideration to relevant proposals outside of these categories.
Scholars with a long history of participation in the journal and in Renaissance and Reformation studies in Canada are invited to propose brief comments on the history of the field in terms of research, pedagogy, and organizational support. Other scholars – in particular junior scholars including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and pre-tenure faculty – are invited to propose brief comments on the future direction of the field within Canada and abroad.
We ask that you forward the attached call (abstracts due 1 July 2013) to anyone you think may be interested in contributing; if you yourself are interested in making a contribution, we would be very pleased to consider your proposal.
Bess of Hardwick’s Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608, ed. by Alison Wiggins, Alan Bryson, Daniel Starza Smith, Anke Timmermann and Graham Williams, University of Glasgow, web development by Katherine Rogers, University of Sheffield Humanities Research Institute (April 2013), [date of access],http://www.bessofhardwick.org
For news about Bess of Hardwick’s Letters: twitter.com/alisonwiggins
Bess of Hardwick’s Letters brings together, for the first time, the remarkable letters written to and from Bess of Hardwick Bess of Hardwick (c.1521/2-1608) is one of Elizabethan England’s most famous figures. She is renowned for her reputation as a dynast and indomitable matriarch and perhaps best known as the builder of great stately homes like the magnificent Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House. The story of her life told to date typically emphasises her modest birth, her rise through the ranks of society, her four husbands, each of greater wealth than the last, and her ambitious aggrandisement of her family.
Bess’s letters bring to life her extraordinary story and allow us to eavesdrop on her world. The letters allow us to reposition Bess as a complex woman of her times, immersed in the literacy and textual practices of everyday life as she weaves a web of correspondence that stretches from servants, friends and family, to queens and officers of state.
You will find on this site:
* 234 letters to and from Bess available as transcripts (diplomatic, normalised, print-friendly or xml)
* Colour images of 185 letters and the option to create your own transcripts
* Search and browse facilities to filter the letters by material or visual features or by events in Bess’s life
* Commentaries that provide overviews of Bess’s life in 12 letters and editing her letters, and guides to the material features and the language of early modern letters
Dr Alison Wiggins
Senior Lecturer in English Language
School of Critical Studies
12 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
0141 330 3918
PI AHRC Bess of Hardwick’s Letters Project www.bessofhardwick.org
You are warmly invited to attend Early Modern Paratexts 2013, a conference at the University of Bristol on Friday 26th July. As well as presentations on Shakespeare, Spenser, Caxton, and Ovid, there will be papers on subjects as diverse as early modern music manuals, gynaecological texts and playing cards, a Japanese early modern bestseller and a Croatian-Italian conspiracy theory.
The full programme details are below (and also attached), along with the poster.
Registration is now open, at a cost of £35, and can be carried out via our website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/research/events/2013/1489.html. Thanks to the support of the Department of English, the Society for Renaissance Studies and the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts we do have bursaries available for postgraduates. If you are a postgraduate and would like to receive a bursary, please could you email firstname.lastname@example.org attaching a letter of support from your supervisor confirming your status. Bursaries are limited, however, so we would request that you only apply for one if you plan to definitely attend the conference.
In the meantime, you can follow us on facebook or on twitter: @EMParatexts2013
We look forward to seeing you in July.
With apologies for cross-posting and a request to circulate widely.
Early Modern Paratexts 2013
University of Bristol Clifton Hill House
Friday 26th July
9.00-9.30 Registration and Coffee
9.30-9.40 Seating and Welcome
9.40-11.00 Panel 1, Wills Reception Room
People of the Paratext
Danielle Clarke, University College Dublin
‘Early Modern Women’s Poetry, Form and Paratext’
Colm MacCrossan, Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership, Oxford ‘Performing Patronage in the Headers of Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations (1598-1600)’
Tamara Atkin, Queen Mary, and Emma Smith, Hertford College Oxford
‘Actors, Speakers and Personated Persons: Character Lists as Paratexts in Early Modern Plays’
11.30-12.50 Panel 2, Wills Reception Room
Prefacing the Text
Ben Crabstick, Independent Scholar
‘ “I shall deserve of the age”: Humphrey Moseley and the Publisher’s Preface’
Harriet Archer, Christ Church College Oxford
‘Rewriting History: The Unstable Texts and Paratexts of John Higgins’s Mirror for Magistrates (1574-1587)’
Harry Newman, Kent
‘ “[M]y intentions herein are honest and iust”: Prefacing Printed Gynaecological and Obstetrical Texts in Early Modern England’
Panel 3, Symonds Music Room
‘And another thing …’
Tom Charlton, Stirling
‘ “Place these three Letters as marked’: the Reliquiæ Baxterianæ, Interpolation and Paratext’
Marion Löffler, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
‘Translation, Education and Politics: Paratexts in 1790s Wales’
M artina Pranić, Free University Berlin
‘The Meaning in the Paratext: Changing Perspectives on Marin Držić’s Conspiratorial Episode’
2.00-3.20 Panel 4, Wills Reception Room
The Paratext Proper
Camilla Temple, Bristol
‘The Emblem Book Epic and its Trans-European Readership: a Sixteenth-century Edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses’
Sophie Butler, New College Oxford
‘ “I Present thee Reader with no excellencies”: Paratextual Readers and Writers of Essays in Early Modern England’
Katherine Hunt, Birkbeck
‘Shuffled Knowledge: Text and Paratext in Early Modern Didactic Playing Cards’
Panel 5, Symonds Music Room
Bláithín Hurley, St John’s College Cambridge
‘Paratextual Paradigms or Decorative Distractions: Illustrations in the Music Instrument Manuals of Sylvestro di Ganassi’
Lynsey McCulloch, Coventry, and Rob Tovey, Worcester
‘Designing the Early Modern Frontispiece: “All this literature is book-nurtured and book-bound” ’
Rachel Stenner, Bristol
‘Books and Things: William Caxton’s Erroneous Texts’
3.50-5.10 Panel 6, Wills Reception Room
Shaping and Reshaping
Peter Kirwan, Nottingham
‘ “The doubtful title, gentlemen, prefixed”: Paratextual Truth Claims and Authenticity in the “Shakespeare Apocrypha” ’
Judith Atty, Queen Mary
‘Changing Paratext, Changing Meaning: from Les Antiquitez to Ruines of Rome’
Laura Moretti, Emmanuel College Cambridge
‘Ensuring Popularity: the Clever Use of Paratext in the Multiple Editions of a Japanese Early Modern Bestseller’
Panel 7, Symonds Music Room
Peter Auger, Oxford
‘Printed Marginalia as Punctuation’
Lucy Razzall, Emmanuel College Cambridge
‘Printed Repositories in Early Modern England’
Rebecca Bullard, Reading
‘Signs of the times? Reading Signatures in Two Late Seventeenth-century Secret Histories’
5.10-5.20 Comfort Break
5.20-6.10 Plenary Address, Wills Reception Room
Helen Smith, York
6.10-6.30 Closing Discussion, Wills Reception Room
6.30-8.00 Drinks Reception
Early Modern Paratexts 2013 Conference Website
Society for Renaissance Studies 6th Biennial Conference
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture
University of Southampton
13-15 July 2014
Call for Papers
The conference theme is ‘Performative Spaces’. We invite Renaissance scholars from the disciplines of archaeology, architecture, history of art, history, history of science and medicine, literature, music, philosophy and other fields to submit proposals for panels (90 mins), and individual papers (20 mins), that engage with ‘Performative Spaces’:
- as liturgical or religious performances;
- by addressing the ways objects were intended to tell stories;
- as processions, rituals, and ceremonies;
- as houses, and through building design;
- by exploring diplomatic and political spaces;
- as actual and textual musical and dramatic performances;
- through artistic representation;
- as anatomies or scientific experiments;
- through clothing or furniture;
- as seascapes/ landscapes;
- through the use of new technologies such as podcasts, blogs, twitter;
- by addressing public engagement and pedagogy.
In addition there is an ‘Open Strand’ which welcomes proposals for panels or papers on any aspect of Renaissance studies.
Plenary lectures will be given by Lena Cowen Orlin (Georgetown), Sharon Strocchia (Emory), Simon Thurley (English Heritage), and there will be workshops on publishing and research funding and tours of historic buildings around the city.
Proposals (max. 400 words) are welcome from both established scholars and postgraduates and they should be sent by Friday 27 September 2013 to the conference organizers:
Professor Ros King (email@example.com) Director, CMRC
Professor Claire Jowitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) Conference Convenor, SRS
Further details (e.g. full programme, registration forms and information about accommodation) will be posted as they become available. Please note that the Society is particularly keen to encourage postgraduates to offer papers, and we will be able to offer generous bursaries to cover travel, registration and accommodation expenses. Also note that the SRS has come to an agreement with the Renaissance Society of America: RSA members will not have to join the SRS to participate in this conference.
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE INTERNATIONAL VOICE IN SHAKESPEARE
The Rose Theatre, Bankside. 56 Park London, SE1 9AS
September 30 2013
In order to raise money for the final excavation of the first Elizabethan Theatre: The Rose Theatre, Bankside, http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk/, this evening conference, The International Voice in Shakespeare, on Monday 30 September 2013, will combine academic papers with performances of Shakespeare plays, including:
Samiel Daniel’s Tragedie of Cleopatra, produced by Yasmin Arshad and directed by Emma Whipday [tbc] http://thetragedieofcleopatra.wordpress.com/
and an extract from the physical adaptation of Macbeth, produced by WOH Productions, http://www.wohproductions.com/new-writing/macbeth/, which will be staged in full at the Rose on 3rd – 28th July 2013.
This occasion is the first time in which a conference featuring performances will be held at the Rose Theatre, where specialists from different departments at UCL will come together to discuss their research on Shakespeare, chaired by Prof Rene Weis (English Department) and Dr Florian Mussgnug (Italian Department, SELCS).
Scholars and researchers from a variety of disciplines (e.g. modern languages, literature studies, theatre studies, film studies, linguistics, history, art, etc.) are invited to contribute papers of 20 minutes in English discussing the different ways in which Shakespeare has been translated, transported and transposed around the globe.
Please send your 200-300 word proposals and a brief biography (including present status and any institutional affiliation) by July 31 2013 via email to:
Enza De Francisci: email@example.com
Dr Enza De Francisci
Department of Italian
School of European Languages, Culture and Society
University College London
Shakespeare Jahrbuch 2015 – Call for Papers
In 2014 German Shakespeareans will celebrate not only Shakespeare’s 450th birthday but also the 150th birthday of the German Shakespeare Society. For this reason, the next Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue devoted to CELBRATING SHAKESPEARE.
The editorial board invites essays on the following issues:
- Shakespeare jubilees, celebrations and anniversaries
- Shakespeare theatre festivals
- Shakespeare celebrations and the construction of national / cultural identities
- the history of Shakespeare celebrations (in different countries)
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Zum Shakespeares-Tag” (1771)
- the Shakespeare tercentenaries in 1864 and 1916
- celebrations and festivities in Shakespeare‘s plays and on the early modern stage
Papers to be published in Shakespeare Jahrbuch should be formatted according to the style sheet of the Jahrbuch, which can be downloaded from the website of the Shakespeare Society (http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/en/jahrbuch/note-on-submission.html). The length of articles should not exceed 6,000 words.
Please email your manuscript (as a Word-file) to the editor by 31 March 2014.
Prof. Dr. Sabine Schülting
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Englische Philologie
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
FRAMING PREMODERN DESIRES. Between Sexuality, Sin and Crime
CFP: An international colloquium organized by Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies,
4-5 April 2014, Turku, Finland
Sexuality is inevitably closely linked with wellbeing, individual identity and the very beginning of life. In premodern cultures sexual desires were perceived, described and encountered in a variety of ways. The praise concerning procreation, as well as sexual acts within the frames of marital institutions and between the ones in love was very much present in the surviving sources. At the same time, sexual desires belonged to the most regulated areas of human behavior bridled by religious and legal authorities.
Recently, the scholarly field of the history of sexuality has laid a special emphasis on the multiple varieties in understanding past sexual desires in a particular time and place. We will focus on exploring the localities and temporalities of sexuality, the visibility and invisibility of sexual desires, as well as the intersections of sexuality and moral offences in late medieval and early modern societies (13th–18th centuries).
The colloquium seeks to deepen our understanding of the varieties of sexuality and sexual practices by bringing together experts in the disciplines of cultural, legal and medical history, as well as literature, languages, art, archaeology, and religion. We especially welcome multidisciplinary research approaches and studies emphasizing cross- and transcultural perspectives, as well as non-western histories of sexualities and moralities.
- Faramerz Dabhoiwala (Oxford, UK)
- Jonas Liliequist (Umeå, Sweden)
- Garthine Walker (Cardiff UK)
- Dror Zeevi (Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel)
Call for Papers
The colloquium is open for scholars in all stages of academic life. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to send proposals. Papers may discuss but do not have to restrict themselves to the following themes:
- sexual practices, customs and manners
- sexual desire as sin or crime
- secular and religious policies towards immorality
- medical attitudes towards sexuality and health
- sexuality and gender in popular culture
- the materiality of sexuality and bodiliness
We look forward to receiving individual abstracts (max. 300 words) or suggestions for sessions of 3–4 papers by 30 June 2013. Proposals should be sent to
Proposals for papers of 20 minutes will be evaluated by the organizing committee and the approval will follow in August.
The conference language is English. Selected papers and lectures will be published after the conference. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the participants. A small colloquium fee will cover lunches and refreshments.
Organization committee: Meri Heinonen, Eva Johanna Holmberg, Marjo Kaartinen, Satu Lidman, Tom Linkinen, Kirsi Salonen, Mari Välimäki
Turku is the oldest town in Finland. By the river Aura you can sense the medieval atmosphere and visit interesting museums, shops and restaurants. To find out more about accommodation, transportation and the university, check out the links below:
For more information about the conference, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference web page will be opened in May:
On the behalf of the organization committee,
Eva Johanna Holmberg
Popes and the Papacy in early modern English culture
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sussex, 24th-26th June 2013
Monday 24th June:
9.30 – 11.00: Registration
(Reception area, Fulton Building. Tea and Coffee in Fulton 201)
11.00 – 12.15: Welcome and Plenary 1 (Lecture Theatre A)
Peter Lake (Vanderbilt)
12.15 – 1.15: Lunch (Fulton 201)
1.15 – 2.45: Session 1
a) England and Papal authority (Fulton 213)
Chair: Chance Woods
Jonathan Hancock (Kent), The Early Tudors and their Cardinal Protectors 1492 – 1514.
Peter Clarke (Southampton), Rivalling Rome: Cardinal Wolsey and Papal Dispensations.
Freddy C. Dominguez (Vanderbilt), Robert Parson, the (lamentable) legacy of Trent and a plan for English Reform.
b) Anti-Christ (Fulton 214)
Chair: Cathy Parsons
Thomas S. Freeman (Essex), 1077 and all that: the account of Gregory VII in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.
Stella Fletcher (Warwick), Alexander VI, Guicciardini and Barnabe Barnes.
Adrian Streete (QUB), Politics, rivalry and anti-Catholicism in Barnabe Barnes’ The Devil’s Charter (1606).
2.45 – 3.00: Tea (Fulton 201)
3.00 – 4.30: Session 2
a) Staging the Pope (Fulton 213)
Chair: Nicole Coonradt.
Peter Osolsobe (Brno), Encoding the Papacy and St. Peter in Recusant Drama.
Barbara Wooding (Birkbeck), Cardinal Sin vs. Cardinal Virtue: Staging Princes of the Church in early modern England.
Lachlan Malone (University of Southern Queensland), ‘Hellish Enfleshment’: the Anti-Christ Pope in Early Modern England.
b) Other Popes (Fulton 214)
Chair: Tom Charlton
Matthew Dimmock (Sussex), title tbc.
Paul Quinn (Sussex), ‘He is held to be the Pope among their number’: How ‘Gammon-Shitter’ became a ‘Trojan Horse’ in English anti-Arminian texts.
Rachel Willie (Bangor), title tbc.
4.30 – 5.30: Plenary 2 (Fulton Lecture Theatre A)
Alison Shell (UCL): Traherne and the Papacy
Tuesday 25th June:
9.15 – 10.45: Session 3
a) Trinkets and Trash (Fulton 213)
Chair: Chloe Porter
Katrina Marchant (Sussex), ‘Rifraf’ and ‘Trishtrash’: Escaping Papal merchandise in Reformation England.
Devori Kimbro (Arizona State University), Coining Gods from Creatures: Paul V as ‘Coiner’ in Thomas Milles’ The Misteries of Iniquitie (1611).
Cathy Parsons (Brighton and Sussex), ‘Prescripts, deceits and all other rare impediments’: Medical imagery in anti-Catholic satire in 1630s England.
b) The Pope in later seventeenth-century England (Fulton 214)
Chair: Ronald Corthell
David Magliocco (Queen Mary), Pepys and the Pope: from the exotic (and erotic) to the quotidian, and back again.
Adam Morton (Warwick), Battling with Popes: sedition, scurrility and satire in Succession crisis visual media.
Tom Charlton (Stirling), Is the Pope Catholic? Anti-Popery in anti-Quaker polemic in the late seventeenth century.
10.45 – 11.00: Tea (Fulton 201)
11.00 – 12.30: Session 4
a) Recusant and anti-Recusant literature (Fulton 213)
Chair: Peter Clarke
Chance Woods (Vanderbilt), Robert Southwell’s ‘heavenly sparkes of wit’: Aestheticizing the First Pope in ‘St. Peter’s Complaint’.
Janis Darvill Mills (Brighton and Sussex), ‘A hotchpotch they, and mingle mangle make of things divine and humane’: Catholicism, conscience and the early modern Common Law.
Lilla Grindlay (UCL), The Papacy and the Queen of Heaven.
b) Sussex and the Pope (Fulton 214)
Chair: Andrew Foster
Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), Thomas Drant.
Maria Kirk (Sussex), title tbc.
Graham Mayhew (Independent), Reformation Lewes.
12.30 – 2.00: Travel to Lewes.
2.00 – 3.00: Plenary 3 (at the Anne of Cleves House)
Chair: Andrew Hadfield
Susannah Monta (Notre Dame), Anthony Copley and A Fig for Fortune.
3.15 onwards: Tour of Lewes.
Conference dinner (Panda Garden restaurant, Lewes)
Wednesday 26th June:
9.30 – 10.15: No Popery – the Lewes Bonfire celebrations.
A presentation by Dr. Jim Etherington (Fulton 114)
10.15 – 10.30: Tea (Fulton 203)
10.30 – 12.30: Session 5
a) Shakespearean Papists: Foreigners, poisoners and traitors (Fulton 114)
Chair: Adrian Streete
Barbara Kennedy (Sussex), ‘Quid dabitis?’: Dr. Lopez’s poisonous Popish treason.
Duncan Salkeld (Chichester), Much ado about London Italians.
Shanyn Altman (Sussex), title tbc.
Nicole Coonradt (Hillsdale College), ‘Thus conscience does make cowards of us all’: Hamlet and the Recusant Dilemma.
b) Religious controversy and correspondence (Fulton 101)
Chair: Devori Kimbro
Joshua Rodda (Nottingham), ‘What end can our controversies have without a judge?’: Measures of authority in post-Reformation disputes.
Jamie Blake Knox (Trinity College, Dublin), ‘The Fairest Wars’.
Abigail Shinn (York), Building Rome in the English Conversion Narrative.
Edward Chaney (Southampton Solent), title tbc.
12.30 – 1.15: Lunch (Fulton 203)
1.15 – 2.00: Round table discussion (Fulton 101)
Chair: Paul Quinn
Featuring Susannah Monta and Michael Questier.
For Info contact Paul Quinn, email@example.com
An Interdisciplinary Colloquium to be held at Jesus College, Oxford
27-28 September 2013
Moments of royal and protectoral succession in the early-modern period generated huge quantities of writing across a range of forms: from panegyric to polemic, sermon to satire, history to drama. This two-day colloquium, organised as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Stuart Successions Project’, will bring together speakers from Europe and the US to investigate how this body of succession literature reflected on unpredictable transitions of power, discussed the political values of the nation, and shaped contending perceptions of key political personalities in 17th-century Britain.
For further information and registration please visit: http://stuarts.exeter.ac.uk/events/stuart-successions/
Conference: News and the Shape of Europe, 1500-1750, Queen Mary, University of London, 26-28th July
Registration open: http://newscom.english.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/83801.html
How did news cross Europe, and how did news make Europe? News in early modern Europe was a distinctively transnational phenomenon; its topics were international in scope; the forms and terminologies of news, as well as the news itself, crossed national boundaries; practices of news-gathering relied on networks of international agents; it was widely translated; it travelled along commercial routes, or through postal networks that developed in express imitation of one another and were designed to be mutually connected; and the forces attempting to control the press operated, or attempted to operate, well outside of their actual jurisdiction. The spread of news and the appetite for it reflect changes in the geopolitical and confessional maps of Europe, spreading through ethnic and religious diasporas as well as diplomatic, mercantile and scholarly networks. It helped forge communities on a local, national and international scale. The purpose of the conference is to explore ways in which this history can be written.
News and the Shape of Europe is the final stage of the Leverhulme international network, News Networks in Early Modern Europe, a two-year investigation of news communication laying the groundwork for a European history of news.
Dr. Elizabeth Williamson
News Networks in Early Modern Europe
Katherine Philips 350: Writing, Reputation, Legacy
27-28 June, 2014
2014 marks the 350th anniversary of a key year in English-language women’s literary history. 1664 witnessed not only the publication of Katherine Philips’s supposedly unauthorised Poems but also her untimely death at the age of 32. ‘Katherine Philips 350: Writing, Reputation, Legacy’ – an international conference to be held at Marsh’s Library, Dublin – will celebrate this important anniversary in a city where Philips spent the most productive and high-profile year of her literary career. It will offer the opportunity not only to re-evaluate Philips’s literary achievements, but also to reassess her influence on later seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century women’s writing.
The conference programme will include plenary lectures by Professor Elizabeth Hageman (University of New Hampshire) and Professor Sarah Prescott (Aberystwyth University). It will also include a visit to the site of Smock Alley Theatre, where Philips’s play Pompey was performed in 1663.
Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Texts, canon and circulation
- Philips’s life and afterlife
- Language and form
- Philips as reader and critic
- Archipelagic contexts
- Politics and religion
- Friendship and sexualities
- Literary networks
Titles and abstracts (of up to 250 words) for papers should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2013. Please also include your name, institutional affiliation (where applicable), and email address.
A selection of essays based on papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of Women’s Writing in 2015.
Further information about the conference will be posted at katherinephilips350.wordpress.com.
We look forward to seeing you in Dublin in 2014!
Marie-Louise Coolahan and Gillian Wright, conference organisers
Sixth Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference
Shakespeare: Text, Power, Authority
http ://shakespeare . stir . ac . uk/
University of Stirling, 3-6 July 2014
Professor Margreta de Grazia (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Andrew Murphy (University of St Andrews)
Professor John Drakakis (University of Stirling)
Dr Colin Burrow (University of Oxford)
Dr Michael Bogdanov (Director, The Wales Theatre Company)
CALL FOR PAPERS
In the four hundred and fiftieth year since Shakespeare’s birth, this conference seeks to explore questions of authority for Shakespeare, in Shakespeare, and about Shakespeare. It aims to investigate the relationship between text, power, and authority, both in the writing of Shakespeare and in writing about Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s works ask us repeatedly to think about what constitutes authority, about where authority lies, and about the performance of authority. Shakespeare has also himself repeatedly been used as a form of cultural capital and authority, and we therefore also welcome contributions that explore some of the different ways in which his plays and poems have been deployed in various times and places. Shakespeare’s works prompt us to think about textual authority, too. What is textual authority? What makes one text more authoritative than another? How have ideas of textual authority changed over time, and what, politically, is at stake in these changes?
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Shakespeare’s biblical and classical authorities
- Monarchy and sovereignty in Shakespeare’s works
- Democracy and Republicanism in Shakespeare’s works
- The representation and performance of power in Shakespeare’s works
- Editing Shakespeare
- Shakespeare and politics
- Shakespeare(s) past and present
- Re-writing and adapting Shakespeare
- Writing about Shakespeare
- Shakespeare’s critics and readers
- Shakespeare on stage and screen
- Shakespeare and copyright
- Shakespeare and nationhood/identity (in the year of the Scottish referendum on independence, we particularly welcome proposals on Shakespeare and Scotland)
- Shakespeare and institutional power
- Teaching Shakespeare
- Shakespeare and the visual arts
The conference programme will include lectures, papers, workshops, seminars, performances, and excursions.
We welcome proposals for papers or presentations (20 minutes), panels (90 minutes) or workshops (90 mins) on any aspect of the conference theme, broadly interpreted. Abstracts (250 words or less) should be sent to email@example.com by 31 Jan 2014.
Participants must be members of the British Shakespeare Association at the time of the conference. Details of how to join can be found on the conference website: http ://shakespeare . stir . ac . uk/
Please find below the Call for Papers for the Fifth Early Modern Symposium, Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period, which will take place at The Courtauld on Saturday 26 October 2013.
Please send proposals of no more than 300 words along with a 150 word biography by 21 June 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
For further information visit our website: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2013/autumn/oct26_FifthEarlyModernSymposium.shtml
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300 – 1800
Interdisciplinary conference, University of York, 21-22 June 2013
Confirmed keynote addresses from: Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton),
Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield) and Matthew Milner (McGill University)
Religion has always been characterised as much by embodied experience as by abstract theological dispute. From the sounds of the adhān (the Islamic call to prayer), to the smell of incense in the Hindu Pūjā (a ritual offering to the deities), the visual emblem of the cross in the Christian tradition, and the ascetic practices of Theravada Buddhism, sensation is integral to a range of devotional practices. At the same time, the history of many faiths is characterised by an intense suspicion of the senses and the pleasures they offer.
This international, interdisciplinary conference, to be held at the University of York will bring together scholars working on the role played by the senses in the experience and expression of religion and faith in the pre-modern world.
The full conference opens on Friday 21st June, but there will be an opportunity to register early on Thursday evening, plus some informal events, including a Workshop for Postgraduates and a walking tour of York – see the programme for details.
Postgraduate Workshop, Thursday 20th June, 4.30pm (venue: King’s Manor)
Places are limited and it is essential to book in advance. Please contact the organisers to reserve a free place: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info: http://www.york.ac.uk/crems/events/sensingthesacred/
Research Assistant in Art History (fixed term, 10 months)
The Production and Reading of
Polyphonic Music Sources, 1480–1530 (PRoMS)
Applications are invited for a research assistantship in Art History, as part of this major research project funded by the AHRC.
Funded by the AHRC since December 2010, the project ‘The Production and Reading of Music Sources, 1480–1530 (PRoMS)’ conducts the first systematic study of the mise-en-page of Renaissance sources of polyphonic music (http://www.proms.ac.uk). The project examines how the verbal text, musical notation and other visual devices interact on the pages of these manuscripts and printed books, and it explores the ways in which meaning is constructed through such interactions by their makers and users; it also transfers the results of the investigation to present-day performances.
The successful candidate will, in collaboration with the other members of the research team, contribute to an online catalogue of mise-en-page information for all extant sources from this period. S/he will also research and analyse two manuscript sources and their layout in detail with regard to strategies of production and use and adapt these and existing case studies to the online environment, as well as assist in the editing of the printed outputs.
The appointee, based at the Warburg Institute, will be an art historian with a doctorate or equivalent qualification; s/he will have specialist knowledge of art of the 15th and 16th centuries, specifically of manuscript illumination. Expertise in codicology and paleography will be essential, as will be willingness to engage actively in the development and preparation of the database and online resource. An interest in music of the period and knowledge of musical notation would be desirable, as would previous experience in working with databases and online environments, and an ability to engage with theoretical aspects of material culture of the late medieval/early modern period.
The project is a collaboration between the University of Manchester, the Warburg Institute, Bangor University, the University of York, the Alamire Foundation (Leuven/Belgium), and the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) at King’s College London.
This replacement post is tenable immediately for a fixed term of 10 months. The appointment will be to Level 7 (Research), currently £29,541–36,298 p.a. plus London Allowance of £2,134 p.a., making a total of £31,675–38,432 p.a.
Further details of the project, the assistantship and how to apply can be found at http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the project director, Professor Thomas Schmidt, at email@example.com.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June 2013, and interviews will be held in London on Monday, 15 July 2013.
The nineteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 6–9 March 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome; please see the new guidelines at http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp.
In memory of the conference’s founder Lee Daniel Snyder (1933–2012), we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Snyder Prize, which will be awarded for the first time in 2014. The prize carries an honorarium of $400 and will be given to the best paper presented at the conference by a junior scholar. Further details are available at the conference website.
The conference will be held on the campus of New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida state system. The college, located on Sarasota Bay, is adjacent to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which will offer tours arranged for conference participants. Sarasota is noted for its beautiful public beaches, theater, food, art and music. Average temperatures in March are a pleasant high of 77F (25C) and a low of 57F (14C).
More information will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available, including submission guidelines, prize details, plenary speakers, conference events, and area attractions:
The deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2013. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and abstracts to:
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING COURSES
Each year the IHR runs a wide-ranging and extensive programme of training in skills for historical researchers from universities throughout the UK. Using a range of teaching approaches (workshops, seminars, lectures, hands-on practicals and visits), important and specialised skills are explained and explored by expert practitioners. Courses are short (from one day to one term), cover the whole range of necessary skills – from archival use and languages to databases and the internet – and are priced to be within the means of students. Further details and registration forms for all courses are available at the Institute’s website at: http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training
Archival Research Skills
Methods and Sources for Historical Research (15-19 July 2013)
A week-long introduction to finding and gaining access to primary sources for historical research in archives, museums and online through an intensive programme of lectures and archival visits. Repositories to be visited will include the British Library, the National Archives, the Parliamentary Archives and the Wellcome Library amongst many others. Fee £225. http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/methods-and-sources
General Historical Skills
Local History Summer School (4 – 6 July 2013)
After its extremely successful inauguration in 2012, the Institute of Historical Research, in association with the Victoria County History, is very pleased to announce its second Summer School in Local History. This year the theme is ‘Local History in the Towns’. Through practical advice and example, students of the school will learn how to broaden and enrich their own local history projects, as well as having the opportunity to meet specialists and other researchers and to discuss their own work. The school will include sessions on ‘Sources and Approaches’, ‘People and Households’, ‘Space, Topography and the Built Environment’, ‘Urban Institutions’, ‘Business’ and ‘Pleasure’.. The fee is £175. http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/local-summer-school
Information Technology Courses
Databases for Historians (4-7 June 2013)
This four-day course introduces the theory and practice of constructing and using databases. Through a mixture of lectures and practical, hands-on, sessions, students will be taught both how to use and adapt existing databases, and how to design and build their own. No previous specialist knowledge apart from an understanding of historical analysis is needed. The software used is MS Access, but the techniques demonstrated can easily be adapted to any package. This course is open to postgraduate students, lecturers and all who are interested in using databases in their historical research. The course fee is £225. http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/databases-1
Information Technology Courses (cont.)
Databases for Historians II: Practical Database Tools (25-27 July 2013)
The aim of this course is to develop the practical skills necessary for constructing and fully exploiting a database for use in historical research. Assuming a basic understanding of the conceptual issues in digitally managing information from historical sources, the course aims to introduce the specific tools and techniques required for improving the utility of the database from the data entry stage, through to the generation and presentation of analysis. The course consists of ‘hands-on’ practical sessions in which students are provided with practical guidance on employing these techniques through the use of Microsoft Access. Familiarity with the basic concepts of database use is required: participants should be confident working with Microsoft Access, and should have some knowledge of working with data tables and simple queries. The course fee is £180. http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/databases-2
Internet Sources for Historical Research (3 June 2013)
This course provides an intensive introduction to use of the internet as a tool for serious historical research. It includes sessions on academic mailing lists, usage of gateways, search engines and other finding aids, and on effective searching using Boolean operators and compound search terms, together with advice on winnowing the useful matter from the vast mass of unsorted data available, and on the proper caution to be applied in making use of online information. The fee for the course is £100. http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/internet-research
Textual Analysis with Computers (Two half-days: 11 and 18 June 2013)
Researchers in the social sciences and humanities are increasingly using computers to manage, organise and analyse qualitative data, that is, non-numerical data from textual sources. This one-day workshop introduces historians and archivists to this rapidly growing field, explaining both its strengths as an analytical approach and, more practically, how to set about it. Participants will learn how to use the most recent version of NVivo, a package in the NUD*IST stream of software from QSR designed to help manage, organise and analyse qualitative data, with particular attention being paid to its use for historical research projects. Fee £100. http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/textual-analysis
For further information and application forms see http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training or contact Dr Simon Trafford at Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU or by email at email@example.com
‘Exiturus: In Between Times and Spaces on the Early Modern Stage’
London Renaissance Seminar
Saturday 29th June 2013, 13.00-16.00
The Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 46 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD
In ‘A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1580-1642′, Alan Dessen and Leslie Thomson define ‘exiturus’ as ‘offers to go’, or ‘going’. A rare stage direction, ‘exiturus’ applies to characters who are in the process of leaving, somewhere between on and off stage, on the edges of the tiring house or stage door. For this seminar, we have brought together scholars interested in liminal times and spaces on the early modern stage. Papers will discuss the nature of on- and off-stage fictional worlds and characters who inhabit the ambiguous times and places between those worlds, the representation of waiting and delay on the stage, and the performance of transitional and transformative identities (in temporal as well as spatial terms) in early modern drama.
13.30-14.30: Panel 1
‘Ere I Go’: Time, Space, and the Act of Leaving in King Lear
Matthew Wagner, University of Surrey
‘Tis very like my wife’s voice’: Echo, Time and Identity on the Early Modern Stage
Sarah Lewis, King’s College London
15.00-16.00: Panel 2
‘Shall I draw the curtain?’: Playing with Boundaries in the Discovery Space
Sarah Dustagheer, King’s College London
Prosper on the top (invisible): Folio stage directions
Emma Smith, Hertford College, Oxford
The London Renaissance Seminar meets at Birkbeck College to debate issues in the study of the literature and culture of the Renaissance. All interested are welcome to attend.
Organisers: Sarah Dustagheer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sarah Lewis (email@example.com) Mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org LRS contact: email@example.com
The Department of Scandinavian Studies (SELCS, UCL) and the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre (Kingston University) are pleased to invite you to:
Tracing the flows of sculptural artworks between the Nordic Countries and Europe from the early modern period to the present day.
2nd and 3rd July 2013
Film screening – One-day Symposium – Exhibition
Histories of sculpture within the Nordic region are arguably under-studied and the region’s influence upon and translation of influences from the wider Europe remain insufficiently traced. Our symposium will seek to emphasise the Nordic Countries’ important role as an interstice between the East, West and the North, and to bring to light individual histories of sculptural mobility from the early modern period onwards.
Please register at: http://sculpturalmobilities.eventbrite.co.uk
If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contactus: Dr Elettra Carbone (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Sara Ayres (email@example.com).
2 July 2013, 7.30pm: Screening and Social Event
Location: Wilkins Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL
Thorvaldsen (1949) by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Screening and lecture by Dr Claire Thomson, Lecturer in Scandinavian Film and Head of UCL Scandinavian Studies
We are grateful to the Danish Film Institute for permission to screen ‘Thorvaldsen’.
The film screening will be followed by an informal reception in the Wilkins North Cloisters, UCL.
3 July 2013, 9.00am-7.00pm: One-day Symposium
Location: Wilkins Haldane Room, UCL
Introduction and Welcome
Dr Sara Ayres and Dr Elettra Carbone
Dr Claire Thomson and Professor Fran Lloyd
9.30am-11.00am Panel 1: Courtly Patronage and Sculptural Mobilities
Dr Francesco Freddolini, Assistant Professor of Art History at Luther College, University of Regina, Canada: Denmark and the International Mobility of Italian Sculpture, c. 1709-1725
Cynthia Osiecki, PhD Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Training Group `Baltic Borderlands´ at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Greifswald: The Import of Flemish Sculpture into Sweden’s Courts in the Second half of the Sixteenth Century
Dr Kristoffer J Neville, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Technical University in Berlin: A Gothic Neptune. Georg Labenwolff’s Sculpture for the Danish Court, 1575-1583
11.00am-11.30am Coffee break
11.30am-1.00pm Panel 2: Danish Myth, Italian Maestro: The Unveiling of Bertel Thorvaldsen
Stig Miss, Director of The Thorvaldsen Museum: The Making of Sculptural Awareness in Copenhagen: The Contribution of the Works of Thorvaldsen
Dr Elettra Carbone, Teaching Fellow in Norwegian, University College London:Reading Sculpture: The Remediation of Thorvaldsen’s Sculpture in Printed Culture
Professor David Bindman, the Emeritus Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art, University College London: The Original Drawings for Thiele’s biography of Thorvaldsen in the UCL Library
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch break (lunch provided)
During the lunch break there will be time to view the one-day exhibitionRediscovered: Unique Thorvaldsen Portfolios held by UCL Special Collections alongside Karin Lowenadler’s Standing Male Nude (1936) Location: UCL Art Museum
Location: UCL Art Museum
2.00pm-3.30pm Panel 3: Post-War Sculptural Exchange between Britain and the Nordic Region
Professor Frances A Lloyd, Associate Dean Research & Enterprise, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University: “Back in from the Cold”: Karin Jonzen’s Commissions for the World Health Organisation
Christina Brandberg, PhD Candidate, University of Hull: Henry Moore in the Nordic Countries: the first two one-man-shows in 1952
Dr Sara Ayres, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, Kingston University: Transfiguring Memorials in Norway and Britain
3.30pm-4.00pm Coffee break
4.00pm-5.30pm Panel 4: Curatorial Mobilities
Linda Hinners, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, National Museum, Stockholm:Establishing a Platform for National Sculpture Production: The Recruitment of French Sculptors to Sweden during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Liisa Lindgren, Senior Curator, Parliament of Finland, Helsinki: Sculpture Hand in Glove with Architecture: The Sculpture Collection at the Finnish Parliament
Dr Marjorie Trusted, Senior Curator of Sculpture, V&A: Medieval Scandinavia and Victorian South Kensington
5.30pm-6.00pm Concluding Remarks and Final Discussion: Chaired by Dr Marjorie Trusted of the V&A
6.00pm-7.00pm Drinks and Networking
Location: Wilkins Haldane Room, UCL
We are very grateful to the Henry Moore Foundation and the UCL Grand Challenges for their generous support.
Northern Renaissance Seminar
Writing the Renaissance North
Saturday 22nd June 2013, 10:00am-4:30pm
Sheffield Hallam University, Room 921, Owen Building, City Campus
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Loxley (University of Edinburgh)
This one-day symposium will focus on the ways in which the idea of the north was understood, imagined and represented in the writing of the early modern period. The papers will consider early modern literary and cultural engagements with the north, both as a geographical space and an intellectual concept. The topics explored in the papers will include: the political ideas associated with the north; the roles of Scotland and the north of England in shaping the political landscape of the British isles; the ambivalence of the cultural presence of the north in relation to English and British identity; the ways in which the north figured in debates about transgressive behaviour, such as political insurrection and witchcraft; and the effect of the north upon the afterlives of literary texts in biographical narratives and modern dramatic performances. Professor Loxley’s keynote paper will examine the recently discovered manuscript account of Ben Jonson’s walk to Edinburgh and consider the contrasting topographical constructions of north and south, and of England and Scotland.
There is no registration fee and refreshments will be provided, but we do require you to email us in advance to book a place: email@example.com.
10:00 Arrival and Coffee
10:15 Session One
Harriet Phillips (Cambridge University), ‘York, York, for my money: merry ballads and the Tudor North.’
Dr Chris Butler (Sheffield Hallam University), ‘“Lancastrian Spenser”? How Far North Did He Go?’
Sheilagh Ilona O’Brien (University of Queensland), ‘“Pull for the poultry, fowl, and fish, For empty shall not be a dish”: Descriptions of sabbats and witchcraft in The Late Lancashire Witches.’
12:00 Session Two
Dr Sarah Dewar-Watson (University of Sheffield), ‘History, Tragedy and Mary Queen of Scots.’
James Mawdesley (University of Sheffield), ‘Royalism and the Northern clergy: Exploring clerical allegiances in the Diocese of Carlisle during the English civil wars and republic.’
2:00 Keynote Paper
Professor James Loxley (University of Edinburgh), ‘Ben Jonson’s Road North.’
3:15 Session Three
Dr Alisa Manninen (University of Tampere), ‘Macbeth, King James and the Anglicization of Royal Power.’
Dr Kate Wilkinson (Sheffield Hallam University), ‘“Impossible for the Production of Shakespeare”: Speaking Shakespeare in Northern and Speaking Northern in Shakespeare.’
4:15 Closing Remarks: Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University).
4:30 End of symposium.
Lady Jane Lumley, Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1555)
performed by The Rose Company, directed by Emma Rucastle
8.30 pm, Tuesday 9 July, 2013
Minghella Theatre, University of Reading
‘The Tragedie of Euripedes called Iphigeneia’ was first ‘translated out of Greake into Englisshe’ c.1555 not by a male classicist but ‘by Lady Jane Lumley’, as the title page of her script announces.
Lumley’s prose translation of the tragedy, where Iphigenia is to be sacrificed in Aulis so that the Greek ships can sail to Troy, emphasizes the heroine’s agency. Iphigenia transcends the arguments between her father (the Greek leader Agamemnon), and her mother Clytemnestra, declaring ‘I will offer my selfe willing to deathe, for my countrie’. At the same time, Lumley’s stark prose emphasizes Agamemnon’s cruelty and the raw pain of parting felt by the family. Her translation is daring in finding moments of dark comedy in the ludicrous situations faced by the protagonists. It also speaks out against a tradition of male, military valour, since Lumley’s Greek hero is Iphigenia.
The Rose Company was established in 2013 out of the love of classic and historical performance texts and a belief in gender justice. This first production represents their commitment to bringing historical texts to contemporary life.
Tickets £5 on the door. To book a seat for the performance, email Jan Cox: firstname.lastname@example.org
“REVISITING EARLY MODERN PROPHECIES (c.1500-c.1815)”
26–28 June, 2014
The Reformation dramatically changed Europe’s religious and political landscapes within a few decades. The Protestant emphasis on translating the Scriptures into the vernacular and the developments of the printing press rapidly gave increased visibility to the most obscure parts of the Bible. Similarly, Spanish and Italian mystics promoted a spiritual regeneration of the Catholic Church during the Counter-Reformation. Prophecies, whether of biblical, ancient or popular origin, as well as their interpretations gradually began reaching a wider audience, sparking controversies throughout all levels of society across Europe. In recent years, new research has eroded the long standing historiographical consensus of an increasing secularisation accelerated by the Enlightenment, which allegedly cast away beliefs in prophecies and miracles as outmoded. The multiplication of case studies on millenarian movements suggests a radically different picture, yet many questions remain. How did prophecies evolve with the politico-religious conjunctions of their time? Who read them? How seriously were they taken?
This three-day, international conference will aim to answer these questions by bringing together scholars from around the world to reassess the importance of prophecies from the Reformation to the French Revolution and beyond. We therefore invite papers and panel proposals on prophecy in Europe and the Mediterranean world between approximately 1500 and 1800. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: apocalyptic predictions, the Antichrist, millenarianism, irenicism, wonders and miracles, astrology and divination, ecumenical movements, religious utopias, mystical networks, enthusiasts and female mystics.
Prof. Irena Backus (Geneva)
Prof. Nigel Smith (Princeton)
Prof. Christopher Rowland (Oxford)
Other confirmed speakers:
Proposals for 20-minute papers in English (maximum 300 words) are invited, and should be sent by 31 October 2013 to either of the conference organisers:
Dr Ariel Hessayon a.hessayon(@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Lionel Laborie l.laborie(@gold.ac.uk)
More info at: http://www.gold.ac.uk/history/research/panaceasociety/propheciesconference/
Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society
29-30 April 2014
Universidad Nacional Costa Rica
Heredia, Costa Rica
Religion and Spirituality in Society is an international conference, a cross-disciplinary scholarly journal, a book imprint and an online knowledge community which, together, set out to describe, analyze and interpret the role of religion and spirituality in society. The bases of this endeavor are cross-disciplinary. The intellectual project is neutral with respect to the agendas of particular religions or explicit counterpoints to religion such as agnosticism or atheism. These media are intended to provide spaces for careful, scholarly reflection and open dialogue.
For more information: http://religioninsociety.com/the-conference
Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School
Oct 25-6, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
CFP Deadline July 1, 2013
The Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School announces the second annual graduate student conference on religion. In our inaugural conference, held in October 2012, eighty students and early career scholars representing twenty-five different graduate programs from across the United States and the world gathered to present their research.
Following the success of last year’s conference, this multi-day event will be comprised of thematic panels that cross religious traditions, academic disciplines, and intellectual and theological commitments. The conference aims at promoting interdisciplinary discussion of prevailing assumptions (both within and outside the academy) about the differentiation, organization, authorization, and reproduction of various modes of knowing and acting in relation to religion.
We invite paper proposals representative of a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches and that explore religious practices especially in relation to identities, authorities, discourses, texts, and experiences. We welcome projects that utilize all sorts of theoretical tools, including discourse analysis, gender theory, race theory, disability theory, post-colonial theory, performance theory, and ritual theory. Papers may focus on a specific period, region, tradition, person or group, and/or on a set of practices, texts, doctrines, or beliefs. Projects that are primarily sociological, anthropological, theological, ethical, textual, historical, or philosophical are welcome, as are projects indebted to multiple disciplines.
This year’s conference will also feature two thematic modules. Several panels will be devoted to each of the following themes:
1) “Constructions of Autonomy in Early Modern and Modern Contexts”
2) “Ritual as a Category of Religious Experience”
Proposals are to be submitted to email@example.com by Monday, July 1, 2013. Please go to our website for further details on the Call for Papers and submission instructions:
Please find below details of the Renaissance Art and Music seminar:
Counterfeit Renaissance (II): Experiencing Art with Music – which will take place Thursday 27 June (18.00) in the Research Forum South Room (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. No advance booking required.
Further information here: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2013/summer/jun27_RenaissanceArtandMusic.shtml
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN