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Centre for Early Modern Exchanges: Launch Conference - September

21 June 2011

University College London, Foster Court
15 – 17 September 2011

EME Launch

Join over 120 speakers at the official launch of the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges.

This conference will include participants from all over the world, presenting papers on subjects ranging from Africans and Aztecs in the Atlantic world, to the foreign correspondence of Queen Elizabeth I, and from European court music to journeys in the Ottoman Empire.

Themes include:

  • travel, exile and migration
  • trade in material and cultural goods (including books and manuscripts)
  • the transition of literary and artistic influences across national and linguistic borders.

The Centre for Early Modern Exchanges explores intercultural exchange in the period 1450-1800, including travel, translation, and traffic in goods and ideas.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Barbara Fuchs
  • Andrew Hadfield
  • Brenda Hosington
  • Andrew Laird
  • David Norbrook

Registration is now open, and full details of the conference are available on the official conference webpage.

It is supported by the British Academy, the MHRA, and the UCL European Institute, and participates in the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.