Related Conferences and Conference Papers

Renaissance Seminars at Queen Mary University of London

Past Related Events:

Anglo-American Conference of Historians 2010: Environments

Date: 1 July 2010 - 2 July 2010
Next July the Institute of Historical Research's flagship annual event, the Anglo-American Conference of Historians is taking as its theme Environments. Over the last two decades environmental history has developed at an amazing pace, broadening and deepening our understanding of human interaction with nature, climate, landscape and resources across two millennia.
Conference organiser(s): Jen Wallis; Location : London

Society for Renaissance Studies National Conference 2010

University of York, 16-18 July 2010

Intoxicants and Intoxication in Historical and Cultural Perspective

Conference organiser(s): Dr Phil Withington and Dr Angela McShane; Location: Cambridge, UK;

Fitting for Health: the Economy of Medical Technology in Europe and its Colonies, 1600–1850

Équiper la santé: l’économie de l’instrumentation médicale en Europe et dans ses colonies, 1600–1850
Paris, 2-3 September 2010.
Contact : Christelle Rabier
Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine, École normale supérieure, 45, rue d’Ulm, F-75005 Paris

The Perils of Print Culture

Date: 10 September 2010 - 12 September 2010
Location: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
A conference to be held at Trinity College Dublin, 10-12 September 2010 Organised by Dr Jason McElligott and Dr Eve Patten Over the past twenty years the study of print culture has become prominent in the disciplines of history, literary studies and languages. The study of print culture has many advantages, but there is a growing sense among advanced practitioners that scholars need to fine-tune or calibrate their understanding of this burgeoning field of enquiry. Papers presented at this conference will encourage scholars to think more systematically about the conceptual, methodological and technological problems associated with the study of print culture. They will encompass a wide range of chronological periods, geographical locations and genres of print. For more details of the themes of the conference go to:

Early Modern Rome, ca. 1341-1667

A conference held at the University of California, Rome, Italy, 13-15 May 2010. Conference Organizers: Paolo Alei, Antonella De Michelis, Julia L. Hairston, and Portia Prebys. Conference sponsored by the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI) and the University of California, Rome with ACCENT. For the call for papers follow this link.

CHORD workshop: The Retailing and Distribution of Books and Printed Material: Historical Perspectives

Date: 17 March 2010
The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution invites participants to a workshop devoted to a discussion of the retailing and distribution of books and all other printed material, from the inception of the printing press to the present.Proposals are invited covering any form of retail and distribution, from bookshops, to market stalls and itinerants, and any geographical location or historical period.Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Bookselling, consumption and consumers
  • Regulation and competition
  • The second-hand trade and auctions
  • Wholesaling
  • Booksellers and institutions (schools, public libraries, educational institutions, etc.)
  • Gifting and 'informal' networks of distribution
  • The sale and distribution of printed 'news'

Please send proposals (including title and c. 200 words abstract) to the address below by 22 January 2010. URL:
Conference organiser(s): Laura Ugolini
Venue: University of Wolverhampton MC Building Wolverhampton, UK