The conference will commence at midday on Tuesday 7 February, and run for a full day on Friday 10 February. The conference programme and abstracts are now available.
We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers:
Associate Professor Erin Griffey, Department of Art History, University of Auckland
Sponsored by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CE110001011)
Dr Griffey is best known as a specialist in early modern court culture, especially patronage, material culture and portraiture at the Stuart court. She has published widely in the area, most notably her recent book On Display: Henrietta Maria and the Materials of Magnificence at the Stuart Court (Yale University Press, 2015). Her research interests extend to broader issues around portraiture, and its function and reception, as well as sexuality in art, from the Renaissance to the Present.
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Professor Martha Howell, Miriam Champion Professor of History at Columbia University
Sponsored by the W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy, Massey University
Professor Howell specialises in social, economic, legal, and women’s history in northern Europe during the late medieval and early modern centuries, concentrating on the Burgundian Netherlands, northern France, and Germany. Her publications include Commerce before Capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600 (Cambridge, 2010), The Marriage Exchange: Property, Social Place and Gender in Cities of the Low Countries , 1300-1550 (Chicago, 1998), and Women, Production, and Patriarchy in Late Medieval Cities (Chicago, 1986). She is presently working on the culture of credit in northern Europe during the late medieval and early modern centuries.
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Professor Lorna Hutson, Merton Professor of English Literature, Oxford University
Sponsored by the Early Modern Women’s Research Network, University of Newcastle, with support from the British Council of New Zealand
Professor Hutson’s interests are in the rhetorical bases of Renaissance literature, and in the relationship between literary form and the formal aspects of non-literary culture. Recent work includes the delivery of the Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures, 2012, on ‘Circumstantial Shakespeare’, the editing of Ben Jonson’s Discoveries (1641) for the Cambridge Complete Works of Ben Jonson (2012) and The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama (OUP, 2007), which won the Roland Bainton Prize for Literature in 2008.
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Professor Cary Nederman, Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University
Sponsored by the Department of History and Art History, University of Otago, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Nederman’s research concentrates on the history of Western political thought, with a specialisation in Greek, Roman, and early European ideas up to the seventeenth century. He focuses on the relationship between historical traditions and contemporary theoretical concerns. He has also published in the field of comparative political thought. Professor Nederman is presently pursuing several lines of research, including projects on the medieval reception of Cicero’s political philosophy and the role played by St. Thomas Becket’s career in twelfth-century political thought.
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