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Events for 2009 - 2010

Michaelmas Term 2009



Saturday 21 November

‘Early-Modern Gardens in Context’:

  • This is the inaugural conference organised by the ‘Early-Modern Gardens in Context’s research network, which is supported by the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin. This international network was established in 2009 to bring together scholars, students, and independent researchers interested in various aspects of horticulture and garden design in 14th- through 17th-century Europe, Britain, and Ireland. Its aim is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of historic gardens by creating an interdisciplinary focus for their study.

Programme of Events

  • Robert Emmett Theatre, Arts Building
    • Gardens, Literature, Gender, 9.15 a.m.-11.15 p.m.
    • Historic Gardens of Britain and Ireland, 11.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
    • Herb, Vegetable, and Pleasure Gardens, 2.00 p.m.-3.30 p.m.
    • Studying Historic Gardens, 4.00 p.m.-5.30 p.m.

Hilary Term 2010

APRIL 2010

Saturday 17 April - Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Chaucer in Context

  • This is the inaugural conference to launch the Centre’s research network ‘Chaucer in Context’. Speakers include Gerald Morgan, Alan Fletcher, Nick Jacobs, William Marx, and Rory McTurk (further details to follow). The conference is kindly sponsored by Medium Aevum. All enquiries concerning the network and the conference should be directed to Dr Gerald Morgan, the Strand Co-ordinator.

MAY 2010

Wednesday 26 May - Friday 28 May - Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Les Conflits en Savoie 1500-1800/Conflict and Society in Savoy in the Early-Modern Period.

  • The Old Library in Trinity College, Dublin holds some of the most valuable research resources in the world relating to the history of the Waldensians. Notable amongst these holdings are manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 17th century comprising poems, sermons and tracts, as well as a Waldensian Bible, various documents dealing with the examination and sentencing of Waldensian ‘heretics’, and the original documents of the Synod of Chanforan (1532). The collection is highly important for the history of the Reformation and for an understanding of the socio-political and religious climate in Savoy and Piedmont in the sixteenth century. These manuscripts will be a significant focal point of a 2-day interdisciplinary conference, ‘Conflict and Society in Savoy in the Early-Modern Period’, to be held in Trinity 27-28 May 2010. The conference will also host the official launch of the international research network ‘Savoy in the Early Modern Period’ proposed in Geneva at the Sixteenth-Century Society Conference. It is intended that a collection of articles based on the proceedings will be published, subject to peer-review. Papers (of 20 minutes duration, with 10 minutes for questions, in English, French or Italian) relating to the theme of conflict will focus on the following areas:
    • Waldensian manuscripts
    • Religious persecution and/or tolerance in Savoy
    • Political conflict
    • War and/or peace
    • Diplomacy
    • Texts in conflict
    • Court of Savoy

The full conference program is now available for download

This conference is the first stage of a research project entitled ‘French Renaissance Holdings in Trinity College Dublin’. The project is organised by the Centre and sponsored by the Long Room Hub. For further details about the conference and the project, please contact the organiser and Principal Instigator, Sarah Alyn Stacey, tel. (00 353 1) 896 2686.

JULY 2010

Monday 19 July - Wednesday 21 July - Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

French Renaissance Anthologies

  • French Renaissance anthologies took many different forms and spanned disciplinary boundaries from science to literature via educational works, songbooks and political pamphlets. Anthologies could be created by an editor who would have prepared works for publication or by a reader who might choose to have individual works bound together. Whether in printed or manuscript form, many kinds of anthologies circulated in sixteenth-century Europe both in Latin and the vernacular. What editorial and commercial imperatives drove their appearance? What cultural practices arose from their publication? How are the cultural practices of the anthology related to or different from those of collected and multi-part works?

    These questions will be the focus of a 3-day international conference working towards a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary publication involving the Centre for Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin, the History of the Book Research Group, University of Liverpool, the Universal Short Title Catalogue Project, University of St Andrews and the Centre for the History of the Media, University College Dublin.

    The conference builds on a study day which took place at the Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool in November 2009, organised by Dr Pollie Bromilow, University of Liverpool and Dr Sara Barker, Lancaster University. This study day opened up the research questions surrounding the production and circulation of anthologies in Renaissance France. The conference at Trinity College, Dublin has the aim of broadening the scope and likely impact of the research questions posed at the study day so that the project as a whole may be more comprehensive in its scope and enable even further interdisciplinary exploration of the area. In addition, the conference takes place at a critical moment in our understanding of the production and distribution of books in Renaissance Europe as major projects are currently underway at the University of St Andrews and University College Dublin which will shed light on book production in the period through the completion of the first comprehensive bibliographical surveys of the area.

    This conference is the second stage of a research project entitled ‘French Renaissance Holdings in Trinity College Dublin’. A full program and poster are now available here.

    The project is organised through the Centre and sponsored by the Long Room Hub. For further details about the conference and the project, please contact Sarah Alyn Stacey, tel. (00 353 1) 896 2686.

Thursday 2 September - Friday 3 September

Forum for the Study of Early-Modern Women in Continental Europe.

  • In celebration of the launch of the Forum for the Study of Early Modern Women in Continental Europe, a two-day colloquium will be held at Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 2nd September and Friday 3rd September 2010. The Forum encompasses the creative output of early modern women, their depiction in literary and artistic works, and their socio-historic contexts. Due to popular demand, the Colloquium has been extended to include Thursday 2nd September (afternoon only).

    For further information about the Forum and the First Interdisciplinary Colloquium, please contact Dr Eavan O’Brien.

    The full Colloquium Programme is available here.

Last updated 26 March 2013 by Sarah Alyn Stacey (Email).