Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Reading and Writing in Renaissance Society 1400-1700

Canterbury Christ Church University & Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library

Call for Papers for the Annual Renaissance Colloquium

Saturday 9th May 2009 at Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

Twenty minute papers are invited for the Annual Renaissance Colloquium.
The colloquia reflect a range of disciplinary approaches to the study of
manuscripts and early printed books in a bid to provide a more fully
contextualised understanding of literacy and 'book' culture in
provincial society across the period. Working collaboratively with
Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library, the day will draw together
scholars working on a range of source material such as book lists and
inventories, literary manuscripts, early printed books, common place
books, letters and civic documents. Papers are particularly welcome from
but not restricted to scholars who have worked on material housed at
Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library. For further details visit

Key themes include: types of literacy and the status of the literate,
orality, dis/continuities between manuscript and print culture, reading
and writing practices, issues of methodology, materiality, book
ownership/access, coterie writing, reading communities, provincial,
metropolitan and continental contexts.

Please send a 300 word synopsis of your paper to by March 27th 2009


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