The University of Leeds will be hosting a Northern Renaissance Seminar on 12-13th May 2016.
We are now inviting submissions from a range of disciplines, including history, literature, art history, archaeology, languages, and drama. It is a commonplace that the advent of printing in Europe revolutionised communication and the transmission of ideas. This Northern Renaissance Seminar event seeks to complicate and move beyond the “printing revolution” narrative to consider the messy and multiplicitous facets of communication, correspondence and transmission in the early modern world. How was it conceptualised, theorised or deployed as metaphor? What were its geographical, temporal or linguistic limits? How might it be transgressive or disruptive, and who might try to circumscribe it?
Please email proposals of no more than 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 15th January 2016. All queries should also be directed to this address. Please also include biographical information detailing your name, research area, institution and level of study (if applicable).
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