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Programme for Theoretical Workshop

Culture, Space and Power:

Studying the Built Environment in Renaissance England, c.1450-1700

An interdisciplinary methodological workshop sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to be held at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance

University of Warwick

Friday 24 March 2006

Lecture Room 1, Scarman House

University of Warwick

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Programme (lunch and drinks provided)

10.00am Coffee will be served in the Lounge, Scarman House

10.45am Welcome & Introduction

11.00am-12.30pm: The Views from Literature and from Social History

Professor Andrew McRae (English, Exeter) & Dr John Broad (History, London Met)

12.30-2pm Lunch

2.00-3.30pm: The Views from Architectural History and Historical Archaeology

Mr Nicholas Cooper (RCHM) & Dr Kate Giles (Archaeology, York)

3.30-4pm Tea

4pm-5.30pm: The View(s) from Art History

Dr Helen Hills (Art History, York) & Professor Maurice Howard (Art History, Sussex)

5.30pm Plenary Discussion and Drinks

This one-day interdisciplinary workshop is part of a programme which aims to explore the relationships between specific forms of social and cultural practice and particular types of built environment in early modern England.

For more information on the programme, contact Dr Catherine Armstrong

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