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Orality in France c.1550-1800

Friday 30th November 2018

A half-day workshop, free of charge.

IAS Seminar room, Millburn House, University of Warwick

This workshop explored different aspects of orality in early modern France - ranging from the Bible as an oral text, to criminal trials, public speaking, story-telling and songs.

PROGRAMME:

1:45pm arrivals, tea and coffee

2:15 Prof. Mack Holt (George Mason, History) 'The Bible as an Oral Text during the Wars of Religion'

3:15 Dr Tom Hamilton (Durham, History) 'Evidence of Hearsay in Criminal Proceedings from Late Renaissance France'

3:35 Prof. Mark Greengrass (Sheffield, History) 'Oral Testimony in a Paralegal Context'

4.15 tea and coffee

4:30 Dr Emily Butterworth (King's College London, French) 'Ronsard, the Reformers, and Speaking in Public'

4:50 Mr David Nicoll (Warwick, History) 'Orality through the medium of noble correspondence: the letters of Antoine de Crussol during the French Wars of Religion, 1562-1563'

5:30 Prof. Kate Astbury (Warwick, French Studies) 'Storytelling in the Salons in the Revolutionary Era'

5:50 tbc Dr Alison Morgan (Warwick, CTE) 'Songs about Waterloo and Peterloo'

´╗┐Chairs and discussants: Prof. Penny Roberts and Dr Charles Walton (both Warwick, History)

6:30pm end

Jean Mille de Souvigny, Praxis criminis persequendi elegantibus aliquot figuris illustrata (Paris: Apud Simonem Colinaeum, Arnoldum et Carolum, 1541)

Jean Mille de Souvigny, Praxis criminis persequendi elegantibus aliquot figuris illustrata (Paris: Apud Simonem Colinaeum, Arnoldum et Carolum, 1541).

tinted drawing of Antoine de Crussol by Francois Clouet

Antoine du Crussol by Fran├žois Clouet, musee Conde, Chantilly