The Conference of the Early Modern is an undergraduate conference hosted by the Early Modern Studies Society to celebrate the work being done by students. The Conference takes place over two days, with a keynote speaker, an alumni speaker and student panels.

Join us for the 12th Annual Conference of the Early Modern! The Conference will be taking place Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 and will feature student papers and presentations by Dr. Lyn Bennett and King’s Indigenous Support and Outreach Coordinator, Emily Pictou-Roberts.

Everyone is welcome! We are open to any students and faculty, and to anyone from the alumni or broader King’s community who is interested in the conference.

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Friday, January 26

KTS Lecture Hall

7:30 p.m. Opening remarks

7:45 p.m. Keynote Lecture: Dr. Lyn Bennett, “Frankincense, Antimony, and Rhubarb: Treating Gout in the Early Modern Maritimes”

9 p.m. Reception, G. Peter Wilson Room


Saturday, January 27

KTS Lecture Hall

10 a.m. Opening remarks

10:15 a.m. Student Panel #1: “Dissecting Magic and Medicine”

11 a.m. Student Panel #2: “Silenced and Confined”

1 p.m. Alumni Talk: Emily Pictou-Roberts

2:15 p.m. Student Panel #3: “Rationalizing Relationships”

3:15 p.m. Student Panel #4: “The World on Stage”

4:15 p.m. Closing remarks


Reception follows in the Senior Common Room