Students in the Early Modern Studies Program will present a conference on their work. The conference will be held online and will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania) on Friday, January 22. On Saturday, January 23, students will present papers covering topics during the 15th to 18th centuries and EMSP graduate Dr. Lindsay Reid, BA(Hons)’03, Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway, will present a special guest lecture.

Attendees are asked to register online to receive the zoom link for the conference.

(All times are Halifax time)

Friday, January 22

6 – 7 p.m. Keynote Lecture

Dr. Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania – “Translation as Original Philosophy?: Emilie Du Châtelet on Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees

Saturday, January 23

11 a.m.: Opening Remarks

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Panel 1, “A Pigment of their Imagination”

  • “Light and Colour in Titian’s Women” by Em Grisdale
  • “The Goddess Fortuna: A Temptress to be Reckoned With” by Caroline French

12:30 – 2 p.m.: Alumni Lecture

Dr. Lindsay Ann Reid, BA(Hons)’03, National University of Ireland, Galway – “Shakespeare’s Ovid and the Spectre of the Medieval”

3 – 4:20 p.m.: Panel 2, “Is this an Ethic?”

  • “‘Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears the Crown’: Kingship and Conscience in Shakespeare’s Henriad” by Lucy Boyd
  • “A Spinozan Account of Right Action” by Graham O’Brien

4:30 – 5:50 p.m.: Panel 3, “Where are the Women?”

  • “‘Living Death’ or Divine Enlightenment? A Comparative Analysis of Love and Suffering in the Poetry of Petrarch and Louise Labé” by Katie Lawrence
  • “Asserting the Role of Women in Midwifery: An examination of Jane Sharp’s The Midwife’s Book” by Bronwyn Turnquist
  • “Sarah Jinner, Student in Astrology: Seventeenth Century Almanacs as Signs of Women’s Participation in Natural Philosophy” by Sophie Lawall

5:50 – 6 p.m.: Closing Remarks