Early Modern Exchanges


Oratory and Rhetoric

23 March 2016, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

Event Information


South Wing, 1st Floor, Institute of Advanced Studies Seminar Room 20

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3 - 4.30pm: Session 1

Sarah Knight (Leicester)

“Take heede of that dull, cold, idle way of reading Syllogismes out of a paper”: learning to argue at the early modern English universities

Michael Trapp (KCL)

Aelius Aristides’ Platonic Orations: Orators, Politicians and Plato’s Gorgias

4.30 - 5pm Tea

5 - 6.30pm: Session 2

Gesine Manuwald (UCL)

"‘that talker, Cicero’: the orator Cicero as a figure in early modern drama"

Mike Edwards (Roehampton)

A Recipe for Bacon and Chickpea


Although this event is free and all are welcome, we require attendees to register on our Eventbrite page.

The symposium will be followed by a wine reception.