Friday 1 July 2011
Corsham Court Centre, Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University’s newly formed Book, Text and Place (1500-1750) Research Centre is pleased to announce its inaugural conference, ‘Book Encounters, 1500-1750’. In keeping with the Centre’s focus on early modern literary culture, place, and the history of the book broadly defined, this conference explores a wide variety of encounters with the book: from different cultural and geographical sites of production, circulation and reception to various disciplines and periods within early modernity.
Conference fees: £30; £20 students (note: a conference subvention covering fees for students has been generously provided by The Bibliographical Society; students interested in attending the conference should contact Chris Ivic.
9th – 10th July 2011
A Conference in Memory of David Underdown
Supported by the Department of History, University of Exeter and the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society
This two-day conference is to be held in memory of David Underdown’s unique contribution to the history of the West Country in the early modern period. Talks will reflect all aspects of David’s work, particularly in relation to the themes of:
• Political allegiances and commitment in the later sixteenth and seventeenth centuries • The nature and motives behind involvement in collective actions and protests • The effects of religious change and conflict in local communities • Crises of authority and gender within regions and localities • The cultures of ordinary people, and their bases in different local and regional settings, particularly sports, customs and festivities.
For registration details, contact Jenny Lea.
Conference: Environment and Identity
20-21 July 2011
Pendennis Castle, Cornwall (supported by English Heritage).
Hosted by Exeter University and English Heritage at Pendennis Castle, and also supported by the PPRE (Peninsula Partnership for the Rural Environment), this conference is part of a series of research networking events funded by the AHRC Landscape and Environment Programme. Previous workshops organised by the network were designed to explore early modern discourses of environmental change and sustainability. The conference will extend this scope and bring together scholars interested in a variety of time periods and subjects from across the humanities, social sciences, development studies and policy forums. Its purpose is to generate interdisciplinary, comparative thematic and cross-period collaborations to explore the ways in which individuals and groups express, negotiate and transform their identities in response to changing environmental conditions. The interdisciplinary panels address specific issues under the following broad themes: landscapes, climates, communities, identities, resources, and global narratives of environmental change.