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Friday 20th September 2024, 10:00-15:30

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance is delighted to invite you to our third community study day. The day’s theme will be ‘propaganda’. We are going to explore the ways in which propaganda was created and disseminated in different contexts and through diverse means, considering art, foreign expansion, war, and the Early Modern stage. Tim Clark’s session will explore the promotion of self and identity through art in fourteenth and fifteenth century. Mathilde Alain will examine Portuguese royal propaganda policy in relation to Portuguese overseas expansion during the reign of King Dom Manuel I (1495-1521). Penny Roberts will focus on propaganda during the French religious wars. The day will end with a session on transcultural encounters on the early modern stage, led by Chloe Fairbanks.


10-10.50am: Session one, Tim Clark: Church Historian of St. Mary’s (Warwick) 'Self and identity through art in fourteenth and fifteenth century'

11-12noon: Session two, Mathilde Alain: 'Print and Portuguese Propaganda: Supporting Portuguese Overseas Expansion during the Reign of King Dom Manuel I of Portugal (1495-1521)'

12-1pm: Lunch break

1-1.50pm: Session three, Professor Penny Roberts: 'Propaganda during the French religious wars’

2-3pm: Session four, Dr Chloe Fairbanks: 'Stranger companies': transcultural encounters on the early modern stage’

3-3.30pm: conclusions and discussion

Full schedule with paper abstracts available by clicking the link, bottom right of page.

The study day will start at 10am, and conclude circa 3.30pm; specific room tbc. The programme will include four, 50 mins sessions delivered by academic members of the Centre (links above). Tea/coffee, lunch and parking will be provided. The cost of the course is £65pp, numbers will be limited to around twelve, and the deadline for applications is 8am on Monday 9th September.

Full programme with abstracts, HERE

Registration / payment form HERE

Participants accepted onto the 2024 course, should familiarise themselves with the applicable T&Cs, including cancellation policy, HERE