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Friday 20th September 2024

10-10.50am: Session one

11-12noon: Session two

12-1pm: Lunch break

1-1.50pm: Session three

2-3pm: Session four

3-3.30pm: conclusions and discussion (attended by some of the tutors)

Speakers to include:

Professor Penny Roberts

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

Tim Clark, Church Historian of St. Mary’s (Warwick) and author of Faire and Goodly Built: An Incomplete History of St. Mary’s Warwick. Tim's working title for the day is, 'Self and identity in English art, 1350 to 1500'.

Dr Chloe Fairbanks: 'Stranger companies': transcultural encounters on the early modern stage'. Historical cultural difference, foreignness, and (im)migrant experience is overwhelmingly interpreted through metanarratives of xenophobia that fail to register the lived experience of ordinary people. This session will reconsider how early modern London assimilated difference across its shifting class structures rather than resist it as commonly assumed, offering a timely alternative to the harmful perception of xenophobia as foundational to British identity.