The Society's 6th Biennial Conference will take place at the University of Southampton from 13–15 July 2014.
The conference theme is ‘Performative Spaces’. Renaissance scholars from the disciplines of archaeology, architecture, history of art, history, history of science and medicine, literature, music, philosophy and other fields will present papers that engage with ‘Performative Spaces’:
- as liturgical or religious performances;
- by addressing the ways objects were intended to tell stories;
- as processions, rituals, and ceremonies;
- as houses, and through building design;
- by exploring diplomatic and political spaces;
- as actual and textual musical and dramatic performances;
- through artistic representation;
- as anatomies or scientific experiments;
- through clothing or furniture;
- as seascapes/ landscapes;
- through the use of new technologies such as podcasts, blogs, twitter;
- by addressing public engagement and pedagogy.
In addition there is an ‘Open Strand’ for panels or papers on any aspect of Renaissance studies.
Plenary lectures will be given by Lena Cowen Orlin (Georgetown), Sharon Strocchia (Emory), Simon Thurley (English Heritage), and Greg Walker (Edinburgh) and there will be workshops on publishing and research funding and tours of historic buildings around the city.
The deadline for proposals has now passed. For further information please contact the conference organizers Professor Ros King (Director, CMRC) and Professor Claire Jowitt Conference Convenor, SRS or visit the conference website.
Further details (e.g. full programme, registration forms and information about accommodation) will be posted as they become available.
Details of postgraduate and postdoctoral bursaries for to cover travel, registration and accommodation expenses are also forthcoming.
Also note that the SRS has come to an agreement with the Renaissance Society of America: RSA members will not have to join the SRS to participate in this conference.