"Retelling the Renaissance, East and West" is an international symposium which brings together writers and historians representing numerous specialisations to investigate the Renaissance, both as a historical period and an ideology of western origins and progressive rebirth. The event is designed to stimulate post-graduate research and to help bridge the gap between academic and more popular approaches to historical enquiry. Opening up debate between top academic scholars and distinguished authors cannot fail to reveal the relevance for today of the stories we tell about East and West in that pivotal moment known as 'the Renaissance'.
Speakers: C.E. Bosworth, Jerry Brotton, William Dalrymple, Caroline Finkel, Deborah Howard, Robert Irwin, Philip Mansel, Nabil Matar, Barnaby Rogerson, Philip Schwyzer
Convenors: Dr Mohamed-Salah Omri and Professor Gerald MacLean of the Centre for Mediterranean Studies. The event is sponsored by the British Academy, the Centre for Mediterranean Studies and the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, with support from the School of English and the Centre for European Studies, at Exeter University.
DATES: 30th APRIL to 2nd MAY 2004
Venue: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Accommodation and meals are available as a package. For information about costs, registration details and for the provisional programme, contact Lindy Ayubi and/or consult the website, as indicated.
Mrs Lindy Ayubi
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter
Exeter, Devon EX4 4ND
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