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We are pleased to announce:

Lamport Hall 

The Ishams of Lamport Hall in the Seventeenth Century

18th-19th September 2009



The results of the 'Constructing Elizabeth Isham' project will be launched at this event

Friday 18th September: An academic conference hosted by The Centre for the Study of the Country House at Leicester University

Plenary speakers will be Professor Anthony Fletcher, University of London, speaking on Justinian Isham, and Professor Elizabeth Hageman, University of New Hampshire, speaking on Elizabeth Isham's 'Booke of Rememberance'.

Saturday 19th September: A day of talks at Lamport Hall *Open to the public*

Talks by Lucy Worsley, on the seventeenth-century country house, and Professor Rebecca LaRoche, University of Colorado, on Elizabeth Isham's medical practice.

Elizabeth Clarke and Erica Longfellow will speak about the findings of the 'Constructing Elizabeth Isham' project.

Call for Papers

200 word abstracts for 20 minute papers are invited on: the seventeenth-century country house; seventeenth-century Northamptonshire; the seventeenth-century Ishams; early modern autobiography; and early modern women's writing.

Please send to Dr. Elizabeth Clarke, Reader in English, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

or email to

By May 1st 2009.