Conference: War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture, 26-28 November, QUB

War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a three-day conference to be held on the 26th – 28th November 2015 in association with the School of English at Queen’s University Belfast, exploring ‘war and peace’ in early modern Europe across literary and historical perspectives. The conference will engage with contemporary literary texts, historical analysis and more recent representations and appropriations of the period’s numerous conflicts.

Plenary speakers will include
Dr. Jerome De Groot of Manchester University,
Professor Andrew Hadfield of Sussex University
Dr. Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez of the University of Amsterdam.

More information can be found at
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Conference: Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe

20 Nov 2015 to 21 Nov 2015

University of Limerick, Ireland

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to explore the theme of ‘becoming’ in early modern European and Irish culture. The early modern period itself is often understood as a time of transition, but how did the people of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries experience periods of transformation/transition in their own lives and work, and how were these processes accomplished and accommodated? Conference papers will explore changes to personal, professional, religious or political identity and identifications, as well as understandings of transformations of state, status and nature more broadly.

Plenary Speakers: Professor Daniel Carey (NUI Galway), Professor Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth University), Professor Alison Rowlands (University of Essex).

This conference will occur under the auspices of the Limerick Early Modern Forum of the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College. The conference is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme. The organisers plan to publish a volume of essays drawn from the conference papers.

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