Events: Symposia


1. 26-27 April 2008. Symposium 1: ‘Players and Personalities’, Queen’s, Belfast.
A two-day symposium devoted to assessing the significance of the ways in which all types of early modern historical figures and groupings, celebrated and quotidian, emerge into representational visibility. The symposium is envisaged as comprising shorter papers, plenary lectures and workshop sessions. One afternoon, organized by a team of local postgraduates, will be devoted to postgraduate interventions.

2. 20-21 September 2008. Symposium 2: ‘Representing Conflict, Crisis and Nation’, Queen’s, Belfast. A complementary two-day symposium devoted to assessing the significance of the ways in which the myriad contests of 1500-1660 have been imaginatively reproduced. The form will be as above, including a designated postgraduate session.

3. 25-26 April 2009. Symposium 3: ‘Temporalities and Materialities’, Queen’s, Belfast. A complementary two-day symposium devoted to assessing the significance of the ways in which temporal boundaries and material objects continue to be re-constructed. The form will be as above, including a designated postgraduate session.

4. 5-6 September 2009. Panel / Roundtable Discussions, British Shakespeare Association Conference, London. These will unite the network’s players with contributors to the conference and comprise a) a panel of three of the most pertinent papers from each of the symposia and b) a roundtable discussion to which all of the project’s participants will be invited. This will be an opportunity to clarify the final significance of the project and to profile its findings in an international context.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 28 February 2008