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CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities' Spring Colloquium

Monday 25 February 2019, 12.00PM to 19:00

Speaker(s): Keynote: Professor Helen Smith (York)

We are holding a Spring Colloquium for postgraduate students who work in Early Modern studies (c.1500-1700).

The afternoon colloquium is an informal and friendly forum to meet other early modernists and a great opportunity to find out about ongoing projects, research and postgraduate forums at other universities. 

To start a day of discussing excellent research, we have a keynote presentation from Professor Helen Smith on the Thin Ice Press, an exciting new printing press project based at the English department at University of York. The project is in process of making a reproduction common press, based on one that belonged to Thomas Gent – the York printer who produced pamphlets on the frozen River Ouse in 1740. This presentation will be followed by short sessions based around the wonderful and varied postgraduate reserach from York and other universities



12:00 – 12:55

Welcome Lunch

Registration required

The Treehouse

1:00 – 2:00

Keynote Presentation:

Professor Helen Smith (York)

Professor Helen Smith will discuss The Thin Ice Press and the exciting new printing press project based in the English Department at the University of York. This will be an informal and hands-on presentation. Registration required

Derwent College

2:00 – 2:10


Berrick Saul Foyer

2:10 – 3:40

Perspectives and the Visual Arts

Niko Munz (York) | Pictorial Space in early Netherlandish Painting

Rachel Alban (York) | Discovering the Monumental in the Miniature: The Importance of Scale in Tudor Portrait Miniatures

Samantha Chang (Sheffield) | Listening to Painting/Seeing Music: Music inside the Painters’ Studio

Julia Smith (Edinburgh) | Illuminated Prints: Hand-Coloured Woodcuts and Engravings in the Time of Dürer

Bowland Auditorium

3:40 – 4:10

Coffee Break

Berrick Saul Foyer

4:10 – 5:10

Literature and the Transmission of Ideas

Thom Pritchard (Edinburgh) | Persecution and Plot: Representations of France in Caroline England during the Thirty Years War

Anjali Vyas-Brannick (York) | ‘Ask now the Beasts’: Introducing James Howell’s Therologia (1660)

Charlotte McCallum (QMUL) | ‘Surely this book will infect no man’: Edward Dacres’ Translations of the Discourses and The Prince

The Treehouse

5:10 – 5:30


The Treehouse

5:30 – 7:00

Interpreting Identities

Cait Scott (Sheffield) | The Evolution of Audley End: What can archaeological archives tell us about post-Dissolution country houses?

Giulia Zanon (Leeds) | ‘A hive of intriguing factions’: The role of lay confraternities for the construction of cittadini identity in early modern Venice

Samuel Jermy (Leeds) | Early Modern Embodiment, Masculinites, and Thomas Middleton, 1602-1627

Amy Creighton (York) | Women’s Work and Skill in Early Modern Yorkshire, c. 1650-1750

Location: Bowland and Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: See link to register.