The conference “Communication, Correspondence and Transmission in the Early Modern World”, part of the established “Northern Renaissance Seminar” (NRS) series, will take place on 12-13 May 2016. The event seeks to complicate and move beyond the “printing revolution” narrative to consider the messy and multiplicitous facets of early modern communication. It features 32 papers, plus a keynote paper by Dr. Sara Barker (School of History, Leeds). It also includes a 2-hour handling session at the Royal Armouries and an exhibition in Special Collections at the Brotherton.
This event brings the NRS to Leeds for the first time, offering Leeds’s early modernists the opportunity to participate in a well-established scholarly network. This fits into the wider Faculty of Arts strategy to increase early modern research at Leeds in relation to efforts at Sheffield and York. It aims to facilitate interdisciplinary communication and provide postgraduates and ECRs with a chance to present their work.
Giovanni Pozzetti, Leedes
Other student organisers
Hannah Coates Stephen Foster Kit Heyam Claire Rennie Claudia Rogers, all Leeds Anna Valent , York Jose Cree, Sheffield We are holding this event in conjunction with the Early Modern Lines WRoCAH Student-Led Forum