CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Renaissance Technologies


Source of Information: CFP 2001-06-07
Date of Event: 2002-03-16
Location of event: Huddersfield, UK
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2001-11-15




Renaissance Technologies
A one-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Huddersfield
in association with the Northern Renaissance Seminar


Saturday, March 16, 2002, 10am-5.30pm


Confirmed speakers: Stephen Clucas, Ceri Sullivan, Jonathan Sawday, 
Scott Wilson

This conference will focus on the theme of Renaissance Technologies.
Issues of technological innovation and revolution will be approached from
a variety of disciplinary standpoints and theoretical positions. Fruitful
avenues for investigation might be: information and print technology;
material consumption; the commodification of technology; interaction
between human and machine; representations of the meta-human; the economic
influence and repercussions of technology; the nature of the body; banking
and financial transactions; imperial and republic technologies;
measurement and dominion; definitions of spatial relations; labour and
agriculture; medical technology and anatomical prints; emblematic
representation. Specific discussions could range from a discussion of the
iron-man Talus in The Faerie Queene to the impact of new arms technology
on early modern warfare or the effect of new time-keeping instruments on
Restoration society. Theoretical considerations might deploy the work of
Michel Foucault, Friedrich Kittler, Paul Virilio or Jean Baudrillard.
Papers from Postgraduate students are welcomed.

Please send abstracts of 400 words (post or email) by November 15th 2001
to Jerome de Groot, English Department, University of Huddersfield, St.
Peter's Building, St. Peter's Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RA, United
Kingdom, Telephone: 01484 478424, Fax: 01484 478428, Email:
j.degroot@hud.ac.uk

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