Friday, March 31, 2006

Two NY events ...

* The Twentieth Barnard Medieval & Renaissance Conference December 2, 2006, Barnard College, NYC: War and Peace in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

An interdisciplinary conference on the realities and representations of war and peace in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We anticipate sessions in the fields of history, military history, and historiography; literature; art history and visual culture; women's studies; theater; and cultural studies. We welcome abstracts related to the topic of war and peace from any discipline or methodology. Please submit abstracts by May 15, 2006 to Laurie Postlewate, Conference Organizer, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

* The inaugural conference for the Columbia English and Comparative Literature department's Early Modern Colloquium, "Early Modern Histories," will take place at Columbia University in New York City on 7 April, 2006.

Interdisciplinary papers will be presented on a range of history-related topics in the Renaissance period, including early modern perceptions of the medieval, the history play, religious historiography, and national and imperial histories.

The keynote speaker will be Annabel Patterson, Yale University.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in 614 Schermerhorn.
For further information, contact or

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dr Jerome de Groot (Manchester University) is organising a two-day conference (29-30 June) at Kingston University and Hampton Court Palace on court culture, 1642-60: for details, go to

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Printed miscellanies index

A few years ago I produced an online index of poems in printed miscellanies, 1640-82. If this is your thing, go to

The Jacobean Printed Book: Authors, Printers, and Readers
Conference at Queen Mary, University of London
1st ?3rd September, 2006
Speakers include: Sharon Arnoult, Cyndia Clegg, Elizabeth Evenden, David Gants,
Carter Hailey, Pete Langman, David Lawrence, Graham Rees, Stijn Van Rossem,
Richard Serjeantson, Helen Smith
Contact: Prof Graham Rees


Exile in the English Revolution and its Aftermath, 1640-1685

Friday 28 - Saturday 29 July 2006

Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London

For further information and registration please visit: or phone the Institute of English Studies
on + 44 (0)20 7862 8675


An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
Keele University 7th - 8th April 2006
Keynote Speakers: Professor Mark Greengrass, Professor James McLaverty, Professor Joad Raymond

For further details of the programme email either Ann
( or Geoff (, or visit the
conference website


Call for papers on EEBO

Since 1998, Early English Books Online (EEBO) has given scholars and students
'instant access' to over 125,000 sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English
books. Books in research libraries across the world can now be read at any time
and in any place; moreover, it reaches readers who, because of their status or
their geography, have traditionally found it difficult to access these rare
book collections. By bringing early printed books into any library, into the
academic office, into the classroom, even into the home, EEBO has changed how
scholars and students study these texts.

But how much impact has EEBO had on research and on teaching? What have
scholars and students gained? What have they lost? How does EEBO fit with the
renewed attention to the materiality of the early modern text and the
increasing interest in the history of early printing and publishing? Just how
scholarly are the technologies and structures underlying EEBO? What kind of
relationship should there be between EEBO and academia? How should EEBO

Following on from a successful international conference on EEBO held in Bath,
UK, in September 2005, we invite proposals from scholars engaged in any area of
early modern studies (e.g., literature, philosophy, political science, history,
history of science, of medicine, etc.) for 10-15 papers on the effect of EEBO
on scholarship outlining personal techniques or on methods and experiences of
using EEBO as a teaching tool.

Please send proposals (max. 250 words), along with a brief biography and any
audio-visual requirements, to Tracey Hill (, Ian Gadd (
and Peter C. Herman ( by April
21st. Please note that in order to present a paper at the RSA Convention, you
must be a member of the RSA at the time of the convention.

Introductions ...


I thought I'd track what's going on in the world of early modern english lit: conferences, publications, performances, happenings ... both in the UK, and America.

Send me any details you'd like to be blogged and read by all: In the mean time, I'll hoover up all I can find that's out there.

Anon, anon.

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