UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges: Inaugural Conference, Sep 2011

15 – 17th September 2011
Call for Papers

The Centre is seeking proposals for panels or individual papers that address the theme of intercultural exchanges 1450 – 1800.

Contributors are encouraged to focus on Centre’s themes: travel, exile and migration in early modern Europe and the New World; trade and flows of material as well as cultural goods within and beyond Europe; translation, translators and language learning; literary influence across national, provincial and linguistic borders; representations of intra- and extra-European ‘others’ in literature and art; religious and political interactions in the wake of the Reformation; occasions of significant cultural contact and/or heightened national anxiety; the production, circulation, and collection of books and manuscripts across Europe, the emergence of libraries and the book trade; dissemination and development of scientific and medical knowledge; Old worlds and New worlds, colonialism and ethnography; interplay between past and present, historiography, classical and medieval pasts, archaeology and material cultures.

Anyone interested in offering a paper should send a short abstract (no more than 200 words) to the organizers, while panel convenors are asked to send a summary of the panel’s theme, a list of speakers with titles, institutional affiliations and abstracts by 17th January 2011.
Organizers: Alexander Samson (a.samson@ucl.ac.uk), Helen Hackett (h.hackett@ucl.ac.uk).