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Seventeenth-Century England: A Symposium in Celebration of Bernard Capp’s 50 Years at Warwick

Saturday 20th October 2018
Radcliffe Conference Centre, University of Warwick

09:30 Arrivals, tea and coffee

10.00-10.15: Welcome and Introduction

10.15-11.15 Session I: Gender and Emotion
Chair: Professor Sasha Handley (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Amanda Flather (University of Essex): ‘Gender, Ritual and Revolution: A Comparative Regional Study in Early Modern England’
  • Dr Tim Reinke-Williams (University of Northampton): 'Representations of Men's Emotions in Seventeenth-Century English Jest-Books'

11.15-11.45 Tea and Coffee

11.45-12.45 Session II: English Society at Land and Sea
Chair: Professor Mark Knights (University of Warwick)
  • Professor Richard Cust (University of Birmingham): ‘The County Community Revisited’
  • Dr Richard Blakemore (University of Reading): 'What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? Seafarers, State, and Society in Seventeenth-Century Britain'

12.45-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30: Session III: Cheap Print and Knowledge
Chair: Dr Iman Sheeha (Brunel University London)
  • Dr Catherine Armstrong (Loughborough University): ‘Cheap Print, Maps of North America and the Icons of Dominance in the Late Seventeenth Century’
  • Dr Angela McShane (Wellcome Trust): ‘“Dross Good Enough for Hogs”: Ballads and the Limits of John Taylor’s Amphibious Culture’
  • Dr Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin (University of Kent): ‘Alchemy, Metallurgy, and Scientific Culture Wars in Seventeenth-Century London’

3.30-4.00: Tea and Coffee

4.00-5.00: Session IV: Families of Faith
Chair: Professor Beat Kumin (University of Warwick)
  • Professor Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge): 'Generation Work: Fifth Monarchy Men and the Making of History in Early Modern England'
  • Professor Ann Hughes (Keele University): 'Sisters and Brothers: the Gell Siblings and Restoration Dissent'

5.00: Round-up and Closing Remarks

5.20 Drinks Reception


‘The Gossips’ by Samuel Scott (undated)
courtesy of the Yale Centre for British Art