A conference to be held in Cambridge, England on 10-12 July 2003.
Roger Morrice (1628-1702) was a puritan minister turned political journalist and agent for senior Whig politicians. Between 1677 and 1691 he kept a chronicle of public affairs, known as an 'Entring Book'. This Entring Book is the most important unpublished source for British history in the second half of the seventeenth century.
The Roger Morrice Project exists to publish the Entring Book in four volumes, together with a companion volume which will be a handbook to Morrice's world. The editors of the volumes are Dr John Spurr, Professor Tim Harris, Dr Stephen Taylor, Dr Mark Knights and Dr Mark Goldie. The target date for publication is 2004.
As part of the Morrice Project, a conference entitled 'The World of Roger Morrice: Politics, Religion, Law and Information, 1675-1700' will be held in Cambridge, England on 10-12 July 2003.
Those interested in presenting a paper at the conference are invited to submit a short abstract of their proposed talk before 31 May 2001. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, and papers presented at the conference should be approximately 30 minutes long.
The Morrice Project is aware that many scholars will be unfamiliar with the Entring Book. As such, we would like to stress that familiarity with, or the use of, the Entring Book is not a prerequisite for involvement with this event. The only criterion for those who wish to present a paper is that they should, in some way, concern themselves with one or more of the following themes in the last quarter of the seventeenth century:
It is envisaged that this conference will lead to a volume of essays, to be edited by the project's Research Associate, Jason Mc Elligott.
Jason Mc Elligott
Roger Morrice Entring Book Project
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