Practical Knowledges and Skill in Early Modern England
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The University of Otago’s Early Modern Thought Research Theme will be holding a two-day colloquium on “Practical Knowledges and Skill in Early Modern England.” The first day will be devoted to natural philosophy, science, and religion, and the second day to theatre and performance.
About the speakers:
Peter Marshall, Department of History, University of Warwick
Professor Marshall’s research interests are in aspects of religious belief and practice in early modern Britain, particularly the cultural and political impact of the English Reformation.
Peter Harrison, Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland
Professor Harrison is currently editing his Gifford Lectures under the working title of ‘Science, Religion and Modernity’ and is also working on a project concerned with conceptions of progress in history and the historical sciences.
Sorana Comeanu, English Department, University of Bucharest
Dr Comeanu present research interests are the intellectual and cultural history of early modern England; relationships between literature, philosophy, and theology; the history of moral thought, of approaches to knowledge and mind; the identity of cultural actors; Francis Bacon; John Locke; Daniel Defoe.
Paul Menzer, Department of English, Mary Baldwin College
Dr Menzer is the Director of the Shakespeare and Performance program at Mary Baldwin College.
John Sutton, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University
Professor Sutton’s research focuses on the philosophy and sciences of memory, and covers two main areas: philosophy of psychology/cognitive science, and history of science.
Michael Neill, Department of English, University of Auckland Emeritus
Professor Neill’s research interests include Shakespeare, 16th and 17th century drama, literature of Early Modern nationalism and imperialism, post-colonial and Irish literature.
David Carnegie, School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies, University of Victoria
Professor Carnegie is currently co-editing Vol. 4 of The of Works John Webster for Cambridge University Press, and Twelfth Night for Internet Shakespeare Editions.
Lyn Tribble, Department of English, Otago University
Professor Tribble’s current project, for which she has received a Mellon fellowship for research at the Folger Shakespeare Library, is "Ecologies of Skill in Early Modern England."
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