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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

Registration is essential. There are 26 delegate places available.

This workshop will explore 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