London Renaissance Seminar, Birkbeck, 22 October 2016

London Renaissance Seminar:
Buried Things in Early Modern Culture: Poetics, Epistemology and Practice 
12 – 5 pm, Saturday 22 October 2016
Room 114, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square
What role did the practice and figuration of burial play in producing knowledge in Renaissance England? Drawing connections between literature, natural philosophy, urban history and material culture, this symposium explores the significance, uses and problems of the lost and buried in early modern culture.
Our speakers are Claire Preston (Queen Mary), Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck), Elizabeth Swann (Cambridge) and Eva-Maria Lauenstein (Birkbeck). A full programme is available from the LRS website at
The London Renaissance Seminar is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of early modern history, literature, and culture. It meets regularly at Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square. Anyone with an interest in the Renaissance is welcome and no registration is necessary.
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