Historical films and TV series set in the early modern period abound, yet historians have only recently begun to trouble themselves with these popular representations of the past. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to contribute to a critical appraisal of cinematic and televisual representations of early modern history (c.1500-c.1800) and what choices of subject matter and the way in which they are presented say about contemporary society and its relationship with the past.
Participants are invited to offer papers of about 20 minutes on the heritage-film debate, historical film and collective memory, the role of historical productions in making history and its debates accessible, adaptations of early modern texts, the use of historical documentaries, or any other aspect of early modern history on screen.
Venue: University of Glamrogan, Pontypridd/Cardiff; Date: 3-4 April 2008
Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Glamorgan
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