Change and Exchange

29 April 2016 - 30 April 2016
Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall

Description  Programme  Abstracts

This two-day colloquium will explore ideas of change and exchange - and their implicit interrelation - across various early modern domains engaged with ways of knowing. It will put pressure on the wider notion of ‘economy’ itself and how it inflects our knowledge, management and articulations of the world. Using literary interventions and imaginative representations as a point of entry, these ‘exchanges’ will probe the dialogue between the period’s economic thinking and practices on the one hand, and the calculus of emotional and imaginative lives on the other. Day 1 will concentrate on economies of transformation across theology, law, literature and the aesthetics of representation; Day 2 will focus mainly on the cross-overs between the technologies of change in the market-place, and transactions in the sphere of cultural production.

This event is part of the research project, Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature, a five-year ERC-funded project based at the Faculty of English and CRASSH, University of Cambridge.

Register online via the link on this page.

Conference fees: £70 full (to include refreshments and lunches), £105 full (to include refreshments, lunches and conference dinner), £40 student/unwaged (to include refreshments and lunches), £75 student (to include refreshments, lunches and conference dinner)

Deadline: Thursday 21 April 2016; if you would like to attend the conference dinner please register by Thursday 14 April 2016

Subha Mukherji, Rachel E. Holmes, Elizabeth L. Swann, Tim Stuart-Buttle, Rebecca Tomlin
For practical information please contact the Crossroads Research Project Administrator.



Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge and by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ ERC grant agreement no 617849