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Festivals Research

Festivals Research

Welcome to the Society’s website

Aims

The Society for European Festivals Research brings together established and early-career scholars, including archivists and curators, from across Europe, the United States and more widely, engaged in Renaissance and Early Modern Festivals research. It promotes shared activities including conferences and publications and disseminates information about research developments.

Publications

The Society’s Series, European Festival Studies 1450–1700, initially published by Ashgate (2013-2017), then appeared under the Routledge imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group (2017-2018) and from 2019 is published by Brepols. The Series includes both monographs and edited collections stemming from SEFR conferences. The current General Editors are Margaret Shewring (Warwick), Marie-Claude Canova-Green (Goldsmiths, London) and Richard Cooper (University of Oxford).

Membership

Membership of the Society is available without fee to interested scholars via this website, or by entering ‘Society for European Festivals Research’ in your browser. We currently have more than 200 members across a range of countries and academic disciplines.

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News

Registration now open for Spectacular Orientalism in Early Modern Europe (1529-1683)

The Centre for Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths in collaboration with the Society for European Festivals Research, University of Warwick, (8-9 June 2022). To be held via Zoom.

Full details, including conference programme, abstracts and speaker details, are on the Goldsmiths' website, https://sites.gold.ac.uk/comparative-literature/spectacular-orientalism-in-early-modern-europe/

The registration form for the conference can be accessed via the link below. Registration is free but essential. Please note that you will need to register in order to receive the link needed to attend. Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spectacular-orientalism-in-early-modern-europe-1529-1683-tickets-332707124967

Collections

Substantial collections of Renaissance and Early Modern festival books
Collections