Archive for August, 2012

CFP: Sensing the Sacred, York, 2013

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 The University of York, 21-22 June 2013 Confirmed keynote addresses from: Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield), Matthew Milner (McGill University) & Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton) Religion has always been characterised as much by embodied experience as by abstract theological dispute. From the sounds of the adhān [...]

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s AGM and 6th Annual Students’ Conference: Science, Magic and Religion – Postponed

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Conference Postponed Our conference ‘Science, Magic and Religion’ that was scheduled for Saturday 22 September is now postponed until Saturday 2 February 2013. Our AGM will now happen immediately before our first lecture in October and not on 22 September. SCIENCE, MAGIC and RELIGION  A one day conference to mark the retirement from Birkbeck of [...]

CFP: Gender in Material Culture, Bath Spa, Jan 2013

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Gender in Material Culture Annual Gender and Medieval Studies conference Bath Spa University 4th-6th January 2013 Keynote Speakers Prof. Catherine Karkov, University of Leeds Dr Simon Yarrow, University of Birmingham From saintly relics to grave goods, and from domestic furnishings to the built environment, medieval people inhabited a material world saturated with symbolism. Gender had [...]

MarineLives: Call for Project Volunteers

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

MarineLives, a project using collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of High Court of Admiralty primary manuscripts, 1650-1669, is recruiting volunteer project experts, project facilitators and project associates. MarineLives is an innovative academic project for the collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts, which were originated in the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669. The [...]

Folger Institute: Early Modern Cities in Comparative Perspective

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Registrations for the Folger Institute’s September conference, Early Modern Cities in Comparative Perspective, will be accepted through 14 September (assuming space remains.) Support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation extends grants-in-aid to conference participants from U.S. institutions who are not affiliates of the Folger Institute consortium. The application deadline is 4 September 2012. Please visit [...]

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