University of Exeter

The CEMS Postgraduate Conference 2018. Space, Place, and Interface: Being in the Early Modern World

Keynote Speakers: Professor Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck); Dr Chris Laoutaris (Birmingham), 23 & 24 May

The Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Exeter is pleased  to  announce  our  third  annual  postgraduate  conference. This two-day conference will explore all aspects of spaces, places and  the interfaces  between  them  as  they  were  experienced  and represented  between  1500  and  1800.  Speakers are drawn from postgraduate students across a range of  humanities  disciplines  and  incorporate a wide range of research areas. The conference is always a lively occasion, and with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere it is a really good environment for researchers to deliver their first conference paper. Download the CEMS Posgraduate Conference Programme 2018.

Registration for postgraduate research students and staff is just £10 for both days, and includes lunch and refreshments. The registration fee will be waived for MA students who are also warmly invited to attend. Some travel grants will be available and will be announced nearer to the conference. Please register here.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Ideas of the local, national and international
  • Belonging and alienation
  • Travel and migration
  • Places of remembrance and reflection
  • Theatrical spaces
  • Spaces within and around visual representation
  • Places of work and industry
  • Interfaces between different physical and cultural spaces
  • The interface between earth and heaven
  • Places of consultation

Conference Committe 2018: Erica Askew-Jones, Barbara Dunn, Anna-Lujz Gilbert, Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth.

The conference is generously supported by the British Shakespeare Association, the Society for Renaissance Studies, the University of Exeter Annual Fund, Exeter History Department, Exeter College of Humanities and Exeter Doctoral College.