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Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Luigia Parlati

Summary

Academic Culture and the Culture of Academic Competitions in early Modern Europe. Annual Symposium of the Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, 26 April 2013.

 

Announcement

Argument

This year the theme of the symposium of the Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading (UK), is Academic Culture and the Culture of Academic Competitions in early Modern Europe.

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Colloquium fee £15, deadline Monday 15th April.

Programme

10.30-10.45. Coffee & Registration

10.45-12.45. Session 1

(Chair: Dr Esther Mijers, University of Reading)  

  • Dr Arjan van Dixhoorn (University of Ghent), ‘Towards a Cultural History of Literary Contest: the Case of the early Modern Low Countries’
  • Dr Lisa Sampson (University of Reading), ‘Amateurs Meet Professionals: Theatrical Activities in the Italian Academies’
  • Dr Hannah Williams (University of Oxford), ‘Le Brun vs Mignard / Academy vs Guild’

Discussion

12.45-14.00. Lunch

14.00-15.30. Session 2

(Chair: Professor Joel Felix, University of Reading)

  • Dr Jeremy Caradonna (University of Alberta), ‘The Counter-Enlightenment Reconsidered: The Example of  Academic Prize Contests in Eighteenth-Century France’
  • Professor Allan Potofsky (University of Paris-Diderot), ‘How Revolutionary Were the French Revolution’s Urban Planning Concours?’

Discussion

15.30-16.00. Tea

16.00-17.00. Presentations

  • Dr Mark Curran (Queen Mary College), ‘The Republic of Books: Prizes, Protestant Enlightenment and Publishing in pre-Revolutionary Europe’
  • Dr Simone Testa (Royal Holloway), ‘The Italian Academies and their networks: collaboration or confrontation?’

17.00-17.45. Round Table & Closing comments

  • Professor Laurence Brockliss (University of Oxford)

Places

  • University of Reading
    Reading, Britain

Date(s)

  • Friday, April 26, 2013

Keywords

  • académies, concours académiques, théatre, France, Italie, Pays-Bas, Lumières, Mignard, Le Brun, urbanisme, corporations

Contact(s)

  • Joel Felix
    courriel : j [dot] m [dot] felix [at] reading [dot] ac [dot] uk

Information source

  • Joel Felix
    courriel : j [dot] m [dot] felix [at] reading [dot] ac [dot] uk

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« Academic Culture and the Culture of Academic Competitions in Early Modern Europe », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013, https://calenda.org/244982

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