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Theatres of Learning: Education in Early Modern England (1500-1750)

Folger Institute Fall Conference, 15-17 October 2015

The Folger Institute is pleased to announce its October conference, “Theatres of Learning: Education in Early Modern England (1500-1750)” is now open for both applications and registration.

Funding is available to qualified graduate students and faculty from the Folger Institute consortium. Registration is open to all ($25 for graduate students and independent scholars; $75 for faculty). The registration fee includes an opening reception Thursday; breakfast, lunch, and tea Friday and Saturday; and a closing reception Saturday.

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“The Provocative Fifteenth Century”
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, 15-17 October 2015

It may be no coincidence that the word “provocative” first appears in English in the fifteenth century, for the term carries within itself all the vibrant multivalence that lies at the heart of the epoch and its literature. For fifteenth-century writers and thinkers, this word spoke to ideas about both worldly and otherworldly kinds of response, arousal, and activity. It was used on the one hand to reference the stimulation of the human body and its sensual appetites, and on the other the stimulation of divine action: the “provocative means,” or methods and modes by which a person might stir God into action on his or her behalf. More broadly, the idea of the provocative fifteenth century characterizes well the aesthetic position taken up by many writers and texts of this era, and upon which this conference will primarily focus: positions from which to provoke and stimulate ideas about, among other things, categories of literary value and technical knowledge, the material and phenomenological world that stimulates the quest for such knowledge, and the sensory experiences that mediate the material world. The four main sessions of this conference—Aesthetic Misbehavior, Evocative Objects, Sensory Displacements, and Technical Exhilarations—will be taken up by twelve scholars, international leaders in the field as well as critical newcomers. The conference will begin with a public reading by British poet and translator Simon Armitage. For additional information, please contact Andrea Denny-Brown (andreadb@ucr.ed) or Lisa H. Cooper (

Second Annual CMEMS Conference: Religion and (the Master) Narrative, An Interdisciplinary Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Practice
University of Colorado Boulder, 22-24 October 2015

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2015 Byzantine Studies Conference
New York City: 22-25 October 2015

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Intersections: Exploring the Connections Between Technology and Literatures, Cultures and Languages
Palo Alto, CA, 6-7 November 2015

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The 22nd Annual ACMRS Conference
Phoenix, AZ, 4-6 February 2016

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Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain
University of Leuven, Belgium, 4-6 February 2016

CFPs due 1 October 2015. More information can be found at

Mad Love: UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
19-20 February 2016

CFPs due 21 September 2015. More information can be found at

Self-Commentary in Early Modern European Literature, Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University
Durham University, 26-27 February 2016

CFPs due 15 October 2015. More information can be found at

Manuscript as Medium, Fordham Center for Medieval Studies
Fordham University, 5-6 March 2016

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The 20th Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Sarasota, FL, 10-13 March 2016

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Othello’s Island, 4th Annual Conference
Nicosia, Cyprus, 17-20 March 2016

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Shakespeare Association of America, 44th Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana, 23 and 26 March 2016

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016

A Global Middle Ages: Medieval Association of the Pacific, 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting
UC Davis, 31 March-2 April 2016

CFPs due 30 October 2015. More information can be found at

MARC Spring 2016 Conference at NYU: Epic Geographies
New York, 15-16 April 2016 

Chiaroscuro as Aesthetic Principle, Courtauld Institute of Art
London, 29-30 April 2016

CFPs due 15 August 2015. More information can be found at

The 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 12-15 May 2016

The Society for French Studies, 57th Annual Conference
University of Glasgow, 27-29 June 2016

CFPs due 11 September 2015. More information can be found at

The 23rd International Medieval Congress
Leeds, 4-7 July 2016

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The XV International Congress of Medieval Canon Law at the University Panthéon-Assas
Paris II, 17-23 July 2016

CFPs due: September 30, 2015.  More info here:

The 7th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies
University of Glasgow, 18-20 July 2016

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39th Battle Congress on Anglo-Norman Studies, 2016
Battle, UK, 29 July-2 August 2016

CFPs due 31 October 2015. More information can be found at

World Shakespeare Congress 2016: Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare
Stratford-upon-Avon & London, UK, 31 July – 6 August 2016