UCL European Institute


Early Modern Exchanges: Launch Conference

15 September 2011–17 September 2011, 12:00 am–12:00 am

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15-17 September 2011

15-17 September 2011

University College London
Foster Court
Malet Place
London WC1E 7JG

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On 15-17 Sept 2011 the UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges will hold its launch conference.

The Centre explores all kinds of intercultural exchange in the period 1450-1800, including travel, translation, and traffic in goods and ideas.

Over 120 speakers from all over the world will present papers on subjects ranging from Africans and Aztecs in the Atlantic world to the foreign correspondence of Queen Elizabeth I, from European court music to journeys in the Ottoman Empire. The keynote speakers are Barbara Fuchs, Andrew Hadfield, Brenda Hosington, Andrew Laird, and David Norbrook.

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition in the Strang Print Room entitled 'Word and Image: Early Modern Treasures from the UCL Collections'. This will be open for the whole autumn term, from 15 Sept to 16 Dec 2011. It's a rare and exciting opportunity to see items from the UCL Art Collections and UCL Library Special Collections, including a 1589 map of the world, a seventeenth-century History of Lapland with pictures of skiers and shamen, and a beautifully illustrated early work of Egyptology. We hope to draw in as many visitors as possible to this showcase of UCL's precious treasures.

This is a timely conference which will showcase innovative scholarship and have significant impact on the field of early modern studies.

  • Registration is now open! Please see the online registration page.
  • The Draft Programme as well as information about accommodation and the cancellation policy are now available on the dedicated website.

Any enquiries should be addressed to emeconference@ucl.ac.uk.

The conference is supported by the UCL European Institute, the British Academy and the Modern Humanities Research Association, and participates in the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.

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