Welcome back to The Scrivener. It’s Lindsay here this week with the latest news in early modern scholarship. Read on for full details!
Calls for Papers
From 25 – 26 March 2017, a conference dedicated to ‘The Histories of the Morris in Britain’ will take place in London. The focus of this event is morris dancing, an enduring feature of British culture across more than six centuries. Contributions are sought from practitioners and scholars alike; this may be in the form of papers, workshops, or posters. Abstracts are due by 31 August 2016. and the full call can be found here.
A conference on ‘Objects and Possessions: Material Goods in a Changing World 1200‒1800’ will be hosted by the University of Southampton from 3-6 April 2017. This interdisciplinary conference looks at material culture across a long timeframe in order to explore the worlds of goods and objects across Europe and its overseas colonies, the connections and relationships facilitated by the exchange of goods, the importance and interpretation of the inheritance of goods and objects, and the ways in which goods brokered relationships between Europe and the wider world in the period. Full details can be found here, and 12 September 2016 is the deadline for submitting an abstract.
Along similar lines, ‘Nomadic Objects: Material Circulations, Appropriations, and the Formation of Identities in the Early Modern Period, 1500–1800’ is a conference that will be held in Paris from 2–4 March 2017. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to confront the material history of early modern objects with their artistic and literary representations. It proposes to look at the various ‘traces’ left by material culture as it circulated and was appropriated. Abstracts are due by 15 September 2016, and more information is available here.
16 September 2016 is the deadline to submit an abstract for ‘Writing Remains: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature’. This conference brings together archaeologists, literary scholars and creative writers to explore similarities and points of convergence between literature, literary studies and archaeology across historical periods. The organisers invite papers which adopt a range of disciplinary or interdisciplinary approaches to the relationship between archaeology and literature and/or the potential for methodological exchange between the disciplines. The conference will take place at the University of Bristol on 20 January 2017, and you can read more about it here.
A conference entitled ‘Reception, Reputation and Circulation in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800’ will take place at the National University of Ireland, Galway from 22-25 March 2017. This international conference will bring together scholars working on the reception of texts, the reputations of authors and individuals, and the circulation of people and things in the early modern world. More details can be found here, and 19 September 2016 is the abstract submission deadline.
A conference on ‘Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature’ will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland from 11-13 May 2017. In the wake of the recent visual and spatial turns in literary criticism, the organisers would like to explore how revolutions in social, political and religious practice in the Renaissance have translated into new uses and understandings of space and images in the poetry and prose of the period. Abstracts are welcomed by 19 September 2016. The full call can be found here.