The Northern Renaissance Seminar presents:
Making Knowledge in the Renaissance
University of Liverpool
Thursday 19th March 2015
Old Library, 19 Abercromby Square
9:00am – 9:25am Registration
9:25am – 9:30am Welcome
9:30am – 10:45am Regulated Knowledge
Beth Cortese (University of Lancaster) ‘The Daughters of Behn’: Female Networks of Knowledge’.
Nick Davis (University of Liverpool) ‘Antiquarianism in Pericles: The authority of a Mouldy Tale’.
Michael Durrant (University of Manchester) ‘Henry Hills and the Tailor’s Wife: Fabricating Biography’.
10:50am – 12:05pm Performed Knowledge
Eoin Price (Swansea University) ‘Drama in Dark Corners: Privacy, Knowledge and the Domesticated Disguised Ruler’.
Jen Hough (Liverpool Hope University) ‘“He shall never taste the like / Unless he study law” – An Examination of Legal Knowledge in early Seventeenth Century English Drama’.
Brooke Palmieri (UCL) ‘Apostates & Innovators: Producing Ideas Between Censorship and Consensus’.
12:05pm – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm – 1:45pm Plenary Lecture
Catherine Richardson (University of Kent) ‘Making Household Knowledge in Early Modern England: Text, Performance and Material Culture’.
1:50pm – 2:20pm
Jenny Higham (University of Liverpool Library) ‘Renaissance Resources in Special Collections, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool’.
2:20pm – 2:40pm Coffee
2:40pm – 3:55pm Travel and News
Lubaaba Al-Azami (University of Liverpool) ‘Writing Persia: The Safavid Empire in the Early Modern English Imagination’.
David Jones (University of Liverpool) ‘The Heterotopia and the Afterlife: Portals and the Limitation of Knowledge in Renaissance Travel Writing’.
Rebecca Hasler (University of St Andrews) ‘Making News in Early Modern Pamphlets’.
4:00pm-5:15pm Mind and Matter
Douglas Clark (University of Strathclyde) ‘Exploring the Mind with Nicholas Breton’.
Alberto Fabris (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon) ‘Intellectus artifex universi: Matter and Knowledge in Giordano Bruno’s De umbris idearum’.
Alberto Frigo (Warburg Institute) ‘Scientia stellarum: Montaigne on Astrological Knowledge’.
5:20pm Drinks at the Cambridge Pub
7:00pm Dinner at Il Forno (booking required)
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Making Knowledge in the Renaissance is organised by Maria Shmygol (email@example.com) and Jonathan Day (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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