Early Modern Matters: Materiality and the Archive
University of East Anglia, 11-12 May 2019
- David Rundle (University of Kent)
- Rachel Stenner (University of Sussex)
In an age when researchers can access materials from around the globe from the comfort of their own homes and offices, why should we still travel to archives? How can we shed light both on the ‘text’ itself – written, drawn, or otherwise – and on the culture in which it was embedded by studying archival, material texts not only as vessels for words, but as objects created and put to use in everyday life? The ‘Early Modern Matters’ conference will bring together scholars of all disciplines whose research engages with the material textual culture of the early modern period (c. 1500-1700).
Call for papers
Proposals are invited from doctoral students whose universities are affiliated with CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and Arts South-East England) for 20-minute papers, which have firm foundations in the study of material texts or, whether literary, artistic, historical, scientific, etc.
If you are interested in contributing to the conference, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words together with a short biography to: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 25 2019.