Monday, August 13, 2007

Truth Will Out

Crime, Criminals & Criminality, 1500-1700

Keynote Speakers

Martin Ingram

Claire Jowitt

Mary Polito

Nina Taunton

Sue Wiseman

A 3-day international, inter-disciplinary conference, sponsored by the Royal Historical Society and the Society for Renaissance Studies, which aims to provide a forum for scholars who work on various aspects of crimes, the people who commit them, and how such acts and people are imagined in the early modern period.

Topics include:

Criminals in popular literature - Prison writing - Female crimes and criminals

Crime and the Early Modern State - Crime and the literary canon - Early modern legislation - Patterns and geographical locations of crime - The impact of technological and methodological developments on the study of representations of early modern crime and criminals.

Truth Will Out will be held at Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU from 22 to 24 August, 2007.

For further information and registration form, please contact the organisers:

Dr Nadia Bishai (

Dr Astrid Stilma (

Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU


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