Conferences: Knowledge in Context: Colloquium Brockliss-Jones, University of Oxford

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KNOWLEDGE IN CONTEXT: COLLOQUIUM BROCKLISS-JONES
22-23 September 2017
University of Oxford

In 1997, Laurence Brockliss (Magdalen College, Oxford) and Colin Jones (QMUL) published The Medical World of Early Modern France, a landmark in the history of medicine because of its integration of social and institutional history with intellectual history.  It established a vibrant new approach to the history of medicine and knowledge of the early modern period while also encouraging Anglo-French intellectual exchange.  As 2017 is the twentieth anniversary of this work’s publication and the year of Laurence Brockliss’s retirement, colleagues and former pupils have organized a colloquium in their honour.  Scholars from a range of historical disciplines (classical scholarship/antiquarianism, philosophy, and the natural sciences) will discuss the ways in which knowledge is contextualized in early modern Europe and Britain.  Participants are also from a variety of national perspectives and locations, demonstrating the range of Brockliss and Jones’s impact in integrating intellectual history with other sub disciplines of history.

Organizers: François Zanetti, Floris Verhaart, Erica Charters

Registration: £40 (£20 for students/ECR/unwaged), now open online.  Please register here

More information and the full programme can be found here

Conferences: Frankenstein and Popular Culture

FRANKENSTEIN AND POPULAR CULTURE

A Symposium Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the creation and publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

October 27-29, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Organized by Susan Lederer (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Lester Friedman (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Confirmed speakers include Stephen Asma, Catherine Belling, Matthew Buckley, Lisa Diedrich, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Barry Grant, David Guston, Tess Jones, Despina Kakoudaki, Allison Kavey, Angela Smith, Paul Root Wolpe, and Elizabeth Young!

For more information, contact Joann Steinich, JLSteinich@wisc.edu.