Inside Out and Outside In: A New Look at the 17th Century Republic of Letters
12-13 December 2003, University of Aberdeen
The Williamite Universe, in collaboration with the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies (RIISS) and the Centre for Early modern Studies (CEMS), will host a conference on 12 and 13 December 2003 entitled 'Inside Out and Outside In: A New Look at the 17th Century Republic of Letters'. Central theme will be the ideas, characteristics and mechanics of cultural and intellectual life in 17th century Protestant Europe. On the first day, the conference will concentrate on the 'geographical entity' formed by the United Provinces, Britain, Switzerland and parts of Germany and France. On the second day, the focus will be on the outsiders' perception of this 'Protestant' learned world and the impact and reception of its ideas outside this geographic sphere.
Papers are invited on the following topics:
Individuals, circles and networks operating in the Republic of Letters
Protestant politics: theory and practice
Strangers and foreigners in the Republic of Letters
The reception of Protestant ideas in Catholic Europe and the colonies
Please send a 300-word abstract before 15 August to the email address below.
For more information, consult the website, or contact the organisers, Hugh Dunthorne (University of Swansea), Esther Mijers (University of Aberdeen) and David Onnekink (University of Utrecht), via email, or write to:
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