Saturday 22 May 2010
Jesus College, Oxford
This one-day colloquium will focus on the relationship between the English state and the languages, loyalties, actions and symbols by which early modern people defined their social position. An intellectual tradition of distinguishing the 'machinery' of government from the social 'structure' has done much either to discourage analysis of this theme, or else to encourage its conception in somewhat mechanical and unmediated terms. This event will seek to exploit the potential for a richer and subtler treatment arising from recent historiographical advances.
Sessions will explore these relationships within three sub-themes falling within the early modern concept of 'place': the social order; region and locality; and the tenure of public office.
Speakers: Dr Jonathan Barry; Dr Heather Falvey; Aaron Graham; Dr Andrew Hopper; Dr Vivienne Larminie; Dr James Lee; Dr Diana Newton; Professor John Walter; Dr Nicola Whyte
Conference fee (includes lunch and tea/coffee): £35 (graduate students £15), payable in advance
Registration deadline: 12 May 2010
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