Reminder: Our 5th Student Conference, 10 September 2011

‘Aspirations’
The Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s Fifth Student Conference
Saturday 10 September 2011
Birkbeck Malet Street Building
Room B20

10.00
Registration, coffee*

10.30
Birkbeck Early Modern Society AGM

11.00
Conference ‘Aspirations’
Opening Remarks: Karen Chester

Session 1: Chair: Timothy Alves

11.15
Susan Gane, Birkbeck
The Aspirations of Common Soldiers in the Early Eighteenth Century

11.45
Laura Bolick, Open University
Cherishing Greece: Cardinal Bessarion and the Attempt to Save a Culture

12.15 Discussion

12.45 Lunch*

Session 2: Chair: Laura Jacobs

1.45
Sarah Watkins, Birkbeck
‘The Wonder of all Wonders’ or ‘a mind hardened in sin’? The Aspirations and Motivations of Early Modern Fasting Women and Their Commentators

2.15 Steve Orman, Canterbury Christ Church University
Nathan Field’s Literary Aspirations in the Early Seventeenth-Century

2.45 Jackie Watson, Birkbeck
Portrait of Aspiration: Thomas Overbury and Jacobean courtiership

3.15 Discussion

3.45 Closing remarks: Karen Chester

3.50 Wine reception

If you wish to attend the AGM, the Conference or both, please send Laura Jacobs an email. The events are free to attend but we need a rough idea of numbers for catering purposes.

*Tea/coffee and Lunch will be provided only for those who register (on the day).

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