New Directions in Early Modern British History
Country: United Kingdom
Abstr. due: 15.08.2014
Dates: 05.09.14 — 06.09.14
Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;
Organizing comittee e-mail: C.Prior@hull.ac.uk
Organizers: University of Hull
This year 2014 we mark the 27th anniversary of the monograph series ‘Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History’. Over its lifetime, the series has been a barometer of the field of early modern British history, and served as the platform on which a succession of distinguished historians, at all stages of their careers, shaped the way in which the period is studied. The series has undoubtedly lived up to the promise that it would ‘open up new historical terrain’ and ‘reveal startling new perspectives on familiar subjects’.
This an appropriate time to consider the state of the field of early modern British history. This conference has two aims. First, it will review and assess the broad historiographical developments in the field over the life of the series. Second, it will seek to frame the research agenda for the coming years, taking into account the place of early modern history within the larger historical landscape; pressures on the monograph-driven model of scholarly publishing; and the emergence of digital technologies.
Conference Web-Site: http://embh25.wordpress.com/