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.  We  warmly  welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers from postgraduate students in any  humanities  discipline  and  seek  to  include  a  wide  range  of research areas.

Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Proposals  should  comprise  a  200  word  abstract  and  a  brief biography. Please email proposals to with the subject '2018 conference proposal' by 16 March, 2018. Any  queries  can  be  sent  to  the  same  address.  Some  travel  grants will be available and will be announced closer to the conference. Download a copy of the CEMS Postgraduate Conference 2018 CfP.

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

The conference is generously supported by the University of Exeter Annual Fund, and the Society for Renaissance Studies.