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Conflict, Peace, and Transnational Culture in Early Modern Europe invites speakers to consider the relationship between texts, culture and the arts, and the specific historical moment in which they were produced, collected, understood. What were the problems and possibilities posed by new forms of peace, as well as cross-cultural and cross-confessional communication, in a larger context of persisting religious war and imperial conflict? How did various kinds of literary, cultural and diplomatic actors use culture and the arts to confront the circumstances of their time?

This event is a collaboration between the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research network, ‘Europe’s Short Peace, 1595-1620’ (Birmingham; PI, Noah Millstone), and the ‘Colloquium on Textuality and Diversity’ that is part of the ERC-funded project ‘Textuality and Diversity: A Literary History of Europe in the World, 1529-1683’ (Queen Mary University of London; PI, Warren Boutcher), and hosted by the Warburg Institute. The former network aims to build a transnational political, religious and cultural history of Europe between the peace of Vervins (1598) and the outbreak of the Bohemian revolt (1618). The latter project aims to build a transnational literary history of Europe in the world across the larger period surrounding the short peace: from the first (1529) to the second (1683) sieges of Vienna.

Speakers: 
  • N.N.W. Akkerman (Leiden)
  • Zahit Atçil (Boğaziçi University)
  • Nils Büttner (ABK Stuttgart)
  • Helmer Helmers (KNAW-NIAS)
  • Nathaniel Hess (Warburg)
  • L.E. Jensen (Radboud)
  • Katharina Piechocki (British Columbia)
  • Anastasia Stylianou (Cambridge)
  • William White (Hertfordshire)
  • David Hasberg Zirak-Schmidt (Syddansk)


Thursday the 19th:
  • Arrivals from 8.30am
  • 9.15am Welcome and introduction
  • 9.30 - 11.45am Panel 1
  • Short break
  • 11.30am -1.15pm Panel 2
  • Lunch break
  • 2.15 - 4.00pm Panel 3
  • Short break
  • 4.15 - 6.00pm Panel 4
  • Conference dinner for organizers/speakers


Friday the 20th:
  • 9.30 - 11.15am Panel 5
  • Short break
  • 11.30am - 12.30pm Closing Discussion
  • Lunch

ATTENDANCE FREE WITH ADVANCE BOOKING

image: Willem de Haen, Allegorie op het Bestand en de vereniging der partijen, 1609 (Rijksmuseum)