Thursday, February 07, 2008

Art and Politics in Early Modern England

A one-day symposium at the King’s Manor, University of York, in association with the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Wednesday 14 May 2008.

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the relationship between art and politics in early modern England. Topics might include (but need not be restricted to): artists and patrons; propaganda and the art of political persuasion; public art and political motives; portraiture and representation; ceremony, performance, and display. Papers are welcomed which address the theme of ‘art and politics’ across a range of media including painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and book illustration.

Please e-mail proposals to the address below by Friday 22 February. For further information please contact Dr Helen Pierce, Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Vanbrugh College, The University of York, York YO10 5DD. E-mail:


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