Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Saturday 7th July 2007, 10.00-16.30
Room 152, Birkbeck College, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck Early Modern Society is delighted to announce our first student conference. We aim to provide a safe and constructive space for students to present their research, network and exchange ideas with peers from a range of disciplines. The day promises to be an ideal forum to showcase student research and to provide an opportunity to practise presentation skills.

The theme, Centres and Margins‚ is open to broad interpretation, and will include the following speakers:

Stephen Brogan MA (Birkbeck College) - A monster of metamorphosis‚ reassessing the Chevalier/Chevalière d‚Eon‚s change of gender

Karen Chester MA (Birkbeck College) - On the Trail of Moll Cutpuse

Alexander Douglas - Human Nature in Early Modern Political Philosophy

Oliver Harris MA History Student UCL - Shakespeare's Early Triumphs: The Iconography of Conquests in Titus Andronicus and Henry VI

Laura Jacobs MA (Birkbeck College), 3rd year PhD student - John Foxe (1516/17-1587) and English Anti-Semitism

Paul Lay BA History Student Birkbeck - The Influence of Venice on England's Troubles: Restoring the Balance

Nadiya Midgley Birkbeck research student - The Sacred Theory of the Earth‚ and the Anatomy of the Earth: using data and controversy to form Early Modern geological ideas

Jan Ravenscoft Birkbeck 3rd year PhD student - Imagining monsters: a reinterpretation of Bartolomè Gonzalez's portrait of Queen Margarita of Austria with her Dwarf, c 1603 (Vienna, Kunsthistorisches)

Richard Tilbury - The Renaissance of the Bearded woman: An examination of Ribera's problematic portrait of Magdalena Ventura

For tickets or further information contact the secretary, Laura Jacobs: l.jacobs@english.bbk.ac.uk


Blogger Unknown said...

Looks like we'd better get the wine in then!
Karen (BEMS)

5:30 PM  

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