Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Friendship, Politics, and the Uses of History

Early Modern Research Centre University of Reading, Thursday 12 May 2011
Keynote speaker: Professor Blair Worden


Jacqueline Rose (Newnham College, Cambridge):

Friendship and Flattery in the Politics of History and Counsel


Kate Loveman (University of Leicester):

Pepys, patronage and scholarly service

1.00–2.00 Lunch


Freyja Cox-Jensen (Christ Church, Oxford):

‘Et tu, Brute?’: friendship, betrayal and the uses of Roman history


Abigail Williams (St Peter’s College, Oxford):

Friendship and the intimacy of letters in Swift's Journal to Stella

4.00–4.30 Tea

4.30–5.45 Keynote lecture

Blair Worden (University of Oxford/Royal Holloway University of London):

Friendship, Politics, and the Uses of History: Clarendon and Ben Jonson

There will be a charge of £10 for refreshments (postgraduates free). If you wish to attend, please book a place by e-mailing Astrid House (a.house@reading.ac.uk), stating that you wish to attend the EMRC colloquium on 12 May 2011.


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