"Retelling the Renaissance, East and West"
Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University, 30 April-2 May 2004.
This symposium brings together writers and historians representing numerous specializations to investigate the Renaissance both as a historical period and an ideology of western origins and progressive rebirth. Speakers will address the question of how stories of "the Renaissance" have been told and used for distinguishing East from West, and how these stories might need retelling in the light of new archival materials, developments in global studies, and the current international moment. This is a timely and important topic that will be interrogated from several different interdisciplinary angles. While the historical focus of the symposium is "the Renaissance," the organizers are inviting speakers to reflect upon the ways that this nineteenth-century European concept has been used to tell a variety of stories that have served to disguise and even occlude the social, religious, and cultural links between East and West during the previous centuries. Confirmed speakers include C.E.Bosworth, Jerry Brotton, William Dalrymple, Caroline Finkel, Robert Irwin, Philip Mansel, Nabil Matar, Barnaby Rogerson.
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