The third annual Conference of the Early Modern will take place February 6-7 at the University of King's College. It is organized and run by students of the Early Modern Studies Programme.

Dr Bruce Gordon (BAH '84) of Yale University will deliver the keynote lecture, "The Execution of a Heretic, the Bible, and the Fragmenting Reformation". This lecture will take place in the KTS Lecture Hall, Academic Building at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 6th. 

Georgia Carley (BAH '08) will deliver Saturday's "Alumna Lecture"  titled "Sealing the Deal: Signs of Authority in British-Native American Treaty Making". This lecture will take place in the KTS Lecture Hall, Academic Building at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 7th.

There will be three panels of student papers presented on Saturday morning and afternoon.

10am-12pm KTS Lecture Hall, King's College, 2nd Floor, Academic Building
Panel #1: Love, Womanhood and Female Historical Figures
Hosted by Professors Kathryn Morris, Roberta Barker and Ron Huebert

  • Bethany Hindmarsh – On the Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth of Bohemia
  • Kate Frank – Person, Crown, and Realm: The Political and National Importance of Elizabeth I's Health
  • Sarah Toye – The Different Depictions of the Fallen Feminine Nature in ‘Eovaai’ and ‘Paradise Lost’
  • Meg Shields – The Dominion and Subjucation of Hobbes’ Female Sin in ‘Paradise Lost’
  • Scott Cooper – "On Depiction and Laughing"
  • Megan Norland – Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Transformative Power of Love
  • Kayleigh Shield – Giulio Romano

1pm-3pm Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, Academic Building
Panel #2: The New World, the Body and Conceptions of Space
Hosted by Georgia Carley, Professors Jerry Bannister and Krista Kesselring 

  • Jake Clancey – Polygenesism, El Dorado, and Some Acres of Snow: Voltaire’s Depiction of the New World
  • Emma Skagen – Modern City, Modern Flesh the Bodily Experience in Eighteenth-Century England
  • Colleen Earle – A Survey of Beer and Sailing Misconceptions of the Use and Abuse of Alcohol on the High Seas in the 18th and 19th Century
  • Maggie O’Riordan – The Hungary Wars: 1663-1699
  • Claire Ahern – What is the attitude of Bartolomé de Las Casas to Antiquity and Ancient Sources?
  • Rach Klein – Representations of Pain: Examining the Relationship Between Anatomy and Art in Renaissance Pictorials
  • Bryn Shaffer – Shakespeare and the Astronomy of the American Revolution
  • Kate Jordan – Necromancy and Faustus

1pm-3pm Frazee Room, 2nd Floor, King's Academic Building
Panel #3: Seeking God and the Self
Hosted by Professors Neil Robertson, Ron Haflidson and Bruce Gordon

  • Erin Beaubien – Martin Luther’s Theology and his Revision of Musical Liturgy
  • Adrian Pecotic – Modal Logic in Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Jake Norris – Torn and Mended: Ontological 'Splitting' in Montaigne's Essays
  • Ariel Wiener – El Greco’s Renderings of the Gospel of John in Light of Pseudo-Dionysius
  • Kate Weatherly – How does The Gates of Paradise make use of Scriptur ?
  • Frances Law – How does Kant's Philosophy Form a Background to Novalis' Hymns to the Night?
  • Sam Gleave – Words and the Self in Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus

The students have also organized a concert of early modern music from the Helios Vocal Ensemble. The concert will be held in the King's Chapel on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and is open to all.

Please click here to download the full conference itinerary (PDF).