The Making Publics (MaPs) Project and Concordia University invite applications
COMMUNICATING CULTURE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
A Research Seminar for Dissertation-Stage and Recent PhDs and Junior Faculty
Leaders: Robert Tittler (Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Concordia)
and Brian Cowan (Canada Research Chair in Early Modern British History, McGill)
24 May – 23 June, 2010
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
Co-sponsored by MaPs and our host, Concordia University, the 2010 seminar will explore the issues of cultural networks and the translation of styles, conventions, and tastes across geographic and temporal boundaries. We seek to observe both intra-regional and trans- regional experiences of cultural communication: how such patterns developed over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and their influence thereafter, and the tensions between traditional (folkloric and/or 'vernacular'), local, and regional forms of cultural expression on the one hand and the more formal, or ‘polite', and widespread forms on the other.
Canadian and non-Canadian dissertation-stage students, recent PhDs, and junior faculty from any field relevant to the subject are invited to apply. As many as 12 successful applicants will take part in the seminar, which will bring together scholars interested in early modern cultural networks, the formation of publics, and the development of public and private life. The travel and accommodation expenses of the participants in the seminar will be covered by the MaPs project.
The end of the seminar will dovetail with the annual meeting of the MaPs research team and seminar participants will present a summary of their work in a special session, as well as participate in the research discussions of the meeting.
Making Publics: Media, Markets, and Association in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700, is headquartered at McGill University and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (SSHRC-MCRI) program. Concordia University is a Co-Investigator institution of the MaPs Project.
Application Deadline Extended: 15 February 2010
Application Materials and additional information may be found on the MaPs website:
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