Early Modern CENTER EVENTS Spring 2012

Thurs., April 12  Neil Saccamano: "Reading Books on a Battlefield: Cosmopolitics and the Trouble with Humanity in Rousseau", 3:30-5pm 2635 SH  (sponsored by the EMC and the Comp Lit. Department) 

Tues., April 24: Andrew Griffin, "Collaboration Without Interdisciplinarity: On a Digital Performance Edition of King Leir" 3:30-5pm 2635 SH

 Fri., May 4th, 1-5pm IHC Symposium: 
Renaissance Publics, Renaissance Goods 

This symposium will contribute to the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center theme for 2011-2012 – "Public Goods" – by discussing the contribution of furniture, clothes, writing desks, books, ballads, and woodcuts to the creation of publics and public goods in the Renaissance. The event will include talks by Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara), Ann Rosalind Jones (Smith College), Julia Reinhard Lupton (UC Irvine) and Peter Stallybrass (University of Pennsylvania).

Wed., May 16 David Marshall,
"Turning Points: Dickens, Defoe, and the Conversion of Autobiography", 2635 SH at 3:30PM; reception to follow at 5PM in Research Commons  (with the 19th Century Reading Group) 

Fri., May 25 Patricia Fumerton
, "Digitizing Ephemera and its Discontents: EBBA's Quest to Capture the Protean Broadside Ballad" 3:30-5pm 2635 SH



March 16-17th, Winter Conference: "Early Modern Social Networks, 1500-1800"


Friday, March 16th 

8:30-9am Breakfast

9am Welcome Address Danielle Davey and Dean David Marshall

9:15-10:30 Keynote Address: Ann Blair, History, Harvard University
“Book Historical Approaches to Early Modern Authorship”
Introduced by Patricia Fumerton, UCSB

10:30-10:45 break

10:45-12 Panel:  Sociability and Taste 

Nick Hoffman, U. of Buffalo: “‘Endlesse Argument of Speech’: Thomas Nashe and the Crisis of Temperance in New Media”

Susan Spencer, U. of Central Oklahoma: “Climbing ‘Jacob’s Ladder’: Jacob Tonson’s Reinvention of the Patronage System in London’s Publishing Marketplace” 

India Mandelkern UC Berkeley: “At the Virtuoso’s Table: Dissecting the Philosophical Bill of Fare 1748-1875”

Moderator: Bethany Wong, UCSB 

12-1:30 Lunch
You are invited to join Bill Warner for a reviving constitutional around the lagoon.

1:30-2:45 Keynote Address: Elizabeth Eger, English, King’s College, London
 “Weaving the Social Network: Elizabeth Montagu and the Culture of Connection”

Introduced by E. Heckendorn Cook, UCSB


2:45-3 break

3-4:15 Panel: Familiar Networks 

Michelle DiMeo, Georgia Institute of Technology: “Authorship and Medical Networks: Reading Attributions in Early Modern Manuscript Recipe Books”

Edie Snook, U. of New Brunswick: “Maternal Care and Knowledge in the Memoir (BL Add. MS 341161) and Recipes (Wellcome MS 7113) of Ann, Lady Fanshawe (1625–1680)”

Mike Grafals, UCSB:  “Rival Economies of Sentiment: Yorick’s Private Network(s) and the Tradition of Sentimental Commerce” 

Moderator: Megan Palmer Browne, UCSB

4:15-5 Theatrical Performance, Irwin Appel, Director of Theater and Dance.

Introduced by Andrew Griffin, UCSB


Saturday, March 17th

8:45 breakfast

9:15-10:30  Keynote address: James Raven, History, University of Essex
“Forms of Enlightenment: Early Modern Social and Economic Networks and the Perils of Print Culture”
Introduced by James Kearney, UCSB

10:30-10:45 break

10:45-12 Panel: Networks and Place

Meghan Andrews, U. of Texas: “Shakespeare at Middle Temple”

Megan Palmer Browne, UCSB: "Masquing Peace: Inns' Triumph and Prynne's Disgrace"

Roze Hentschell, Colorado State U.: “The Spatial/Social Networks of Paul’s”

Moderator: Pavneet Aulakh, UCSB

12-1:30 lunch

1:30-2:45 Panel: Transnational Networks

Mac Test, Boise State: “Cochineal: the Indigenization of European Culture”

Susanne Bayerlipp, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitat Munchen: “Webs of Cultural Knowledge: William Thomas’s Travels to Tana and Persia and Dudley’s Quest for a New Passage to the Far East”

Jodi Campbell, U. of Guelph: “United Countries, Divided Churches: Scotland, England, and the Pursuit of Toleration, 1690-1712”

Moderator: Chris Foley, UCSB

2:45-3 break

3-4  Panel of Keynote Speakers
Moderator, Bill Warner, UCSB

4-5 Ballad Singing
led by Eric Nebeker, Charlotte Becker, and Megan Palmer Browne, UCSB

5pm Farewell

8:15 pm Conference Dinner at Opal restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara

The EMC thanks the following conference sponsors:

College of Letters and Sciences, Division of Humanties and Fine Arts

Graduate Division

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

Graduate Student Assocation

Comparative Literature Program, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Department of History, Department of Philosophy