EMRC Colloquium

Academic Culture and the Culture of Academic Competitions in early Modern Europe

Friday 26 April 2013
10.30-10.45 Coffee & Registration

10.45-12.45 Session 1 (Chair: Dr Esther Mijers, University of Reading)

Dr Arjan van Dixhoorn (University of Ghent), ‘Towards a Cultural History of Literary Contest: the Case of the early Modern Low Countries’

Dr Lisa Sampson (University of Reading), ‘Amateurs Meet Professionals: Theatrical Activities in the
Italian Academies’

Dr Hannah Williams (University of Oxford), ‘Le Brun vs Mignard / Academy vs Guild’


12.45-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Session 2 (Chair: Professor Joel Felix, University of Reading)

Dr Jeremy Caradonna (University of Alberta), ‘The Counter-Enlightenment Reconsidered: The Example of
Academic Prize Contests in Eighteenth-Century France’

Professor Allan Potofsky (University of Paris-Diderot), ‘How Revolutionary Were the French
Revolution’s Urban Planning Concours?’


15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.00 Presentations

Dr Mark Curran (Queen Mary College), ‘The Republic of Books: Prizes, Protestant Enlightenment and
Publishing in pre-Revolutionary Europe’

Dr Simone Testa (Royal Holloway), ‘The Italian Academies and their networks: collaboration or confrontation?’

17.00-17.45 Round Table & Closing comments

Professor Laurence Brockliss (University of Oxford)

All welcome. For booking, please see http://www.reading.ac.uk/emrc/events/emrc-events.aspx

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