Journeys and Encounters : Conference Programme

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society is pleased to announce our Second Student Conference Programme.

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society
Journeys and Encounters Conference
Saturday 12 July 2008
Room 532, Malet St

11.00 Stephen Brogan: welcome, introductions, opening comments

Session 1: Land and Sea.

Chair: Karen Chester

11.10 Karen Baston, ‘Theagenes at Sea: International Relations and the Privateering Career of Sir Kenelm Digby, 1627-29’

11.30 Barbara Wooding, ‘The Moving Manuscript: The Soddered Citizen and a Question of Attribution’

11.50 Questions and discussion

12.10 Break

Session 2: The Italian Renaissance.

Chair: Stephen Brogan

12.30 Timothy Alves, ‘Rosso Fiorentino, Sexual Image Tourist?’

12.50 Questions and discussion

13.00 Lunch (room 509)

Session 3: Conflict: England in the 1640s.

Chair: Nigel Carter

14.00 Nick Poyntz, ‘A Delicate, Daint, Damnable Dialogue?: The Pamphlet War Between John Taylor and Henry Walker Reconsidered’

14.20 Kate Meaden, ‘Botanical Fantasies: Plant Finding Journeys of Early Seventeenth-Century Herbalists’

14.40 Questions and discussion

15.00 Break

Session 4: The New World.

Chair: Robin Rowles

15.20 Virginia Chatson, ‘Encounters with the New World: The Spanish Conquistadors and the Aztecs, 1519-1521’

15.40 Richard Tilbury, ‘Columbus: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth?: The Peculiar Story of the Fisher Fish’

16.00 Questions and discussion

16.20 Stephen Brogan: facilitate closing remarks

16.30 Wine reception