Making Knowledge in the Renaissance

Thursday 19th March 2015

Aimed primarily at postgraduate research students and early career researchers in English, History, and Philosophy, this one-day conference will look at the concept of ‘making knowledge’ in the Renaissance. We will consider this concept broadly, addressing interests such as:

  • Developments in intellectual history and the concept of ‘knowledge’ in the Renaissance world,
  • Cultures of belief and the aesthetics of knowledge,
  • The material processes involved in the physical making of knowledge through printed text and illustration and through material objects,
  • The roles that the theatres played in the making of knowledge and experience,
  • Fabricated knowledge and ‘tall tales’ in drama, popular print, and travel writing.

Our plenary lecture will be presented by Dr Catherine Richardson (University of Kent), who will speak about ‘Making Household Knowledge in Early Modern England: Text, Performance and Material Culture’.

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