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

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

Prof. Michael Hunter 

Saturday 22 September 2012, 10.30-16.30

 10.30  AGM

11.00 Coffee break

11.15  Key Note Speech 

Prof. Michael Hunter, ‘Reflections on My Career as an Early Modern Historian’

12.30  Lunch, room B04

13.30 Panel One: Natural Philosophy   Chair: tbc

Maria Kirk, ‘ “The Thoughts Feasted”: Margaret Cavendish and the Consumption of Knowledge’

Clare Fitzpatrick, ‘A Drop from Henry More’s An Antidote to Atheism (1653)’

14.40 Coffee break, room B04

15.00  Panel Two: Witchcraft and Kingcraft   Chair tbc

Rachel White, ‘ “All their witchcrafts at my fingers endes”: Thomas Nashe, The Terrors of the Night, and the Trial of the Witches of Warboys’

Stephen Brogan, ‘Debating the Miraculous Nature of the Royal Touch During the Stuart Restoration, 1660-85’

16.10 Closing remarks, Prof. Michael Hunter

16.20-18.00 Drinks reception, room B04

If you would like attend the AGM or conference or both then please e-mail our secretary Laura Jacobs at  bbkems@gmail.com.  Both are free to attend and refreshments and lunch will be provided for those who have registered

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