Queen_Elizabeth_I_('The_Ditchley_portrait')_by_Marcus_Gheeraerts_the_YoungerThe Early Modern Center Presents

Bodies and Boundaries, 1500-1800

University of California, Santa Barbara

March 9-10, 2018

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara is thrilled to announce our annual conference, “Bodies and Boundaries, 1500-1800,” to be held on March 9 and 10, 2018. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University) and Michelle Burnham (Santa Clara University).

With the rise of both border studies and body studies in the academy, and the imperative need to think with and be with bodies at political, cultural, and social borders, we hope to investigate the ways that bodies and borders shape and inform literature, art, music, history, religion, philosophy, or other fields of inquiry. How are both bodies and boundaries intimately connected to our study of early modernity? And what is at stake in rethinking both the boundaries of the body, and bodies at various borders?

“Bodies and Boundaries, 1500-1800” is free and open to the public, and will be held on Friday, March 9th in UCSB’s Mosher Alumni Hall and on Saturday, March 10th in UCSB’s McCune Conference Room in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

Katie Adkison, Conference Organizer
Contact: emcfellow@gmail.com


Above image is “Queen Elizabeth I (Ditchley Portrait),” by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, housed in the National Portrait Gallery. Image taken from Wikimedia Commons.