The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1144. Thursday, 13 November 1997.
From: Victoria Burke <
Date: Wednesday, 12 Nov 1997 07:55:11 -0500
Subject: The Perdita Project and Trinity/Trent Colloquium
[Editor's Note: These announcements appeared yesterday on FICINO
Discussion - Renaissance and Reformation Studies"
Please excuse cross postings.
THE PERDITA PROJECT: EARLY MODERN WOMEN'S MANUSCRIPT COMPILATIONS at
Nottingham Trent University, England
We would like to announce The Perdita Project: Early Modern Women's
Manuscript Compilations. Perdita will be a comprehensive guide to over
400 manuscripts compiled by women in the British Isles during the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Perdita was established at
Nottingham Trent University in January 1997, and will produce a database
and guide to be published on the Internet.
The manuscripts which will be described are poetic miscellanies,
commonplace books, medical and cookery recipe books, autobiographical
writing, religious material, and account books. Each manuscript will be
described in two short articles, which will offer a detailed description
of the contents of the manuscript and a biography of its compiler(s).
Information such as names, dates, places, authors of transcribed
material, and a first- and last-line poetry index will be available in a
Please visit our web site for further information
Michaelmas 1997: Trinity College, Cambridge
Saturday November 29th
1.30- 6.00 p.m.
Jane Stevenson, University of Warwick ("Women, Writing, and Scribal
Publication in the Sixteenth Century")
Elizabeth Clarke and Victoria Burke, Nottingham Trent University ("The
Perdita Project: Early Modern Women's Manuscript Compilations")
Sarah Ross, St. Hilda's College, Oxford ("Katherine Austen's "Book M,"
Please contact Jeremy Maule at Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ to
book a place at the Colloquium and to receive further details. E-mail:
The Trinity/Trent Colloquium is a series of three half-day conferences
to bring together those interested in or working on early modern women's
manuscripts, in a variety of different disciplines. The next colloquium
will be on March 11th at Mansfield College, Oxford.
For further information see the Perdita web site, and click on
Victoria Burke and Elizabeth Clarke
The Perdita Project
Faculty of Humanities
Nottingham Trent University