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Renaissance Cultural Crossroads: Translation, Print and Culture in Britain 1473 to 1640

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance is hosting an international conference on translation, print and culture in Renaissance Britain from Thursday 20 to Friday 21 May.

Speakers will address a range of topics dealing with works translated into and out of several languages. The conference is being held to mark the final phase of a Leverhulme-funded project, 'Renaissance Cultural Crossroads: An Analytical and Annotated Catalogue of Translations 1473-1640'.

Both the catalogue and the conference will testify to the importance of Renaissance translation in a wide variety of fields, such as history, literature, philosophy, medicine, politics and theology. In these, and many more, it played a crucial role in disseminating knowledge. The conference will also demonstrate how translation is closely bound up with the history of the book and the printing trade in the period.

The speakers at the conference are:

  • Guyda Armstrong (University of Manchester)
  • Sara Barker (University of Warwick)
  • Anne Coldiron (Florida State University)
  • Robert Cummings (University of Glasgow)
  • Susanna De Schepper (University of Warwick)
  • A.S.G. Edwards (De Montfort University )
  • Paul G. Hoftijzer (Leiden University)
  • Guide Latré (Université catholique de Louvain)
  • Letizia Panizza (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Isabelle Pantin (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
  • Fred Schurink (University of Newcastle), Barry Taylor (British Library)
  • Demmy Verbeke (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance extends a warm welcome to all those who are interested in the transmission and exchange of ideas and culture in the Renaissance, as well as to those who have a particular interest in translation or book history. They also strongly encourage post-graduate students to attend and shall be able to offer some a certain measure of financial support.

For more information and to register, visit the conference website

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At a Glance
Date: Thursday 20 to Friday 21 May
Location: Scarman House
Open To: Everyone
Cost: £15-£50 (booking required)
Summary: An international conference on translation, print and culture in Renaissance Britain.