There is a growing scholarly interest in the aspects of global co-production and mutual influence in the making of ideas, institutions, canonical texts, diplomatic norms, and cultural practices in early modernity. Serving this interest, this conference centres on the concept of authority and aims to bring together graduate students and ECRs and foster conversation on global-scale transactions and productions of political, social, and cultural authority.
Keynote speaker: Prof. Leigh Jenco (LSE)
Location: History Faculty Building, University of Oxford
Date: 20 April (Thurs), 2023
Application deadline: 6 March (Mon), 2023
We invite graduate students and ECRs to submit proposals for 20-25 minute papers on themes such as:
- How ideas of authority were communicated, translated, and negotiated globally in early modernity
- How global exchanges shaped and transformed ideas of authority at a local level
- How global exchanges were themselves generative of new co-produced ideas, practices, and institutions of authority
We leave the definition of ‘early modern’ open, and let participants define it in their own contexts.
Thanks to the generous support of the Centre for Early Modern Studies, the Oxford China Centre, and the Oxford Centre for Intellectual History, a travel bursary is available for speakers who travel from outside Oxford, but the full cost may not be covered.
Please email us a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (around 100 words) to email@example.com by 6 March (Mon), 2023. We aim to notify the results by 17 March (Fri).
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Organisers: Jacob Fordham (Oxford) and Hannah Dongsun Lee (Oxford)