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Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture

Co-directors: Dr Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute) and Professor David Lines (University of Warwick)

Since 2005 the programme 'Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture' has been providing specialist research training to doctoral students worldwide working on Renaissance and Early Modern subjects. The programme draws on the combined research specialisms and skills of the staff of the Warburg Institute and the University of Warwick—two of the major centres in Britain for the study of the Renaissance and the Early Modern period. Participants will benefit from a tailored programme (fundamentally reworked for 2019) bringing together insights from research fields such as literature, art history, book history, and intellectual history with skills development in areas such as electronic resources, archival sources, manuscripts, early books, and images. This is a rare opportunity for doctoral students to sharpen the skills needed for successful doctoral work and to meet others in the field from across the world. The programme is designed with a strong emphasis on practical issues and peer interaction.

21 - 24 May 2019 | Based at the University of Warwick (3 days), and at the Warburg Institute, London (1 day).

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Frances A. Yates: Work and Legacy

Speakers: Sydney Anglo, Lina Bolzoni, Peter Burke, Mary Carruthers, Stephen Clucas, Wouter Hanegraaff, Deborah Harkness, James Knowles, Dilwyn Knox, Ewa Kociszewska, Margaret McGowan, Elizabeth McGrath, Margaret Shewring, Charlotte Skene Catling and Bill Sherman.

Frances A. Yates was one of the most original, influential and controversial Warburg scholars of the twentieth century. This conference brings together former students and colleagues of Yates with scholars who work in the many fields to which she made her distinguished contributions.

30 - 31 May 2019

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Writing Bilingually in Early Modern Europe: A Symposium on Philosophical and Scientific Self-Translation

Organizers: David Lines (University of Warwick) & Sara Miglietti (Warburg Institute)
Co-sponsored by: Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick; Society for Renaissance Studies

Self-translation (the practice of translating one’s own works from one language into another) was a widespread phenomenon in the early modern period, though one that still awaits to be studied more systematically. Scholarship to date has mostly focused on isolated case studies, mainly of literary authors (e.g., Leon Battista Alberti, Joachim Du Bellay, John Donne), while largely neglecting the thriving activities of self-translators in other domains, including those of philosophy and science. 'Writing Bilingually' will begin to fill this gap by investigating the practice of self-translation in fields such as natural and moral philosophy, medicine, politics, and religion. Prominent European thinkers from this period – such as Giordano Bruno, Giambattista Della Porta, and Tommaso Campanella in Italy; Jean Bodin in France; and Jan Baptist Van Helmont in Belgium – will be studied comparatively, with a view to identifying similarities and idiosyncrasies in their respective self-translative practices. 

14 June 2019, 10am - 6pm

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Gombrich lectures

Presented by Kate Lowe (Professor of Renaissance History and Culture, and Co-director of the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS)

18, 19 & 20 June 2019

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