Friday, March 18th, 2016 University of Kent

The Early English Drama & Performance Network (EED&PN) will be hosting its first postgraduate symposium. The day will comprise of a series of talks and workshops that cover topics tailored to doctoral and early-career researchers in early drama (medieval and early modern).

Session topics will include, for example, practice-based research, tips for producing successful funding applications, avenues for publishing, techniques for teaching early drama, and using medieval and early modern archives. Scholars, researchers, and professionals who have successfully researched, produced, and taught early drama will lead the sessions. The symposium will conclude with an open space session that will allow the participants to continue to discuss the day’s topics and to raise any further issues relevant to the field and its future directions. Confirmed speakers include Mark Chambers (Durham University and REED NE Project), Elisabeth Dutton (University of Fribourg and EDOX), Martin Gibbons (The Pantaloons), James Gibson (REED Kent Project), James McBain (University of Fribourg and EDOX), John McGavin (University of Southampton), Catherine Richardson (University of Kent), and Meg Twycross (Lancaster University).

The registration deadline is Monday, February 1st, 2016 and the registration form can be found here. A full programme will be posted to the symposium page when it is available. Questions should be directed to Tamara Haddad ( or Francisca Stangel (

Delegates are also encouraged to attend the Medieval English Theatre Meeting on ‘Transnational Drama’ that will take place the following day (19th March) at the University of Kent (registration details will be posted soon).

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