Durham University, 13-15 July 2015

The 2015 Seventeenth-Century Studies conference will address the topic of ‘Cities and Citizens’ and focus on the ways in which urban centres were perceived, experienced, understood and represented in the long seventeenth century (c.1580-1720). The conference will be held within the World Heritage Site on Palace Green in the heart of the seventeenth-century bishopric capital of Durham.

Tours of Durham’s unique seventeenth-century architecture, including the episcopal palace and library created by Bishop Cosin, will form part of the conference. There will also be an opportunity to view the exhibition Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Chris Fitter (Rutgers University): ‘“Gelding the youth of the city”: the reformation of manners, plebeian sceptical materialism, and the politics of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Othello.’

Professor Susanne Rau (University of Erfurt): ‘From Urbanization to Urbanity: New Trends in Exploring the History of Early Modern Cities.’

Professor Phil Withington (University of Sheffield): ‘Early Modern English Urbanization Reconsidered’


To register visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=458

Full programme from the conference website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/imems/events/?eventno=20694



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