While Renaissance and Early Modern Studies are focused on the two and a half centuries between 1500 and 1750, the areas of research that the period encompasses are multi-disciplinary and wide-ranging. A common thread is the spatial or geographical dimension. This conference aims to attract a wide audience, to explore correspondences between geography, literary and historical fields of research, to enable varied and cross-disciplinary discourses between scholars and students of the arts and sciences, and to enrich renaissance and early modern research with methodological and thematic diversity. There will be panels on: 'Spiritual Geographies', 'Cartographic Spaces', 'Mapping the Other', 'Mapping the Familiar'.
Please download the application form from the conference website if you are interested in attending: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/gradschool/community/conferences/imaginative-geographies.html.
Please note, there is a delegate's fee of £10 for applications received before 14 September 2011, rising to £12 for applications received after that date. There is an additional £5 charge for those delegates wishing to attend the conference reception, at which early modern-inspired refreshments will be served. This conference is organised by postgraduate REMS researchers at the University of Bristol and supported by The Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts.
Weds 28th September 2011 at the University of Bristol