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CONFERENCE: 400th anniversary of Elizabeth I's death
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0438  Thursday, 6 March 2003

From:           Jean-Christophe MAYER <
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Date:           Tue, 4 Mar 2003 23:34:24 +0100
Subject:        CONFERENCE: 400th anniversary of Elizabeth I's death

[Apologies for cross-posting]

The Institute for Research on the Renaissance, the Neoclassical age and
the Enlightenment (IRCL) is pleased to announce an INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE on:

"THE SUCCESSION STRUGGLE IN ENGLAND (1590-1604): ARTISTIC
REPRESENTATIONS AND POLEMICAL WRITINGS"

The conference - which will be held at the University of Montpellier,
France on 27, 28, 29 March 2003 - will correspond to the four-hundredth
anniversary of Elizabeth I's death and of James VI-I's accession to the
throne of England.

Guest speakers include: Philippa Berry (Cambridge), Glenn Burgess
(Hull), Patrick Collinson (Cambridge), Susan Doran (Oxford), Richard
Hillman (Tours), Margaret Jones-Davies (Sorbonne), Franck Lessay
(Sorbonne), Jenny Wormald (Oxford)

Attendance is free.

Please visit the conference website at
<http://jeanchristophe.mayer.free.fr/colloqueLaSuccession.htm> for
further details (abstract of papers, travel and accommodation, etc).

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 27 MARCH - MORNING

9.30-10 am: Registration (Entrance hall of the Batiment de Recherche
Marc Bloch, University of Montpellier III).

10 - 10.30 am: Official opening of conference (Pierre Jourda Lecture
Hall, Batiment de Recherche Marc Bloch)

Jean-Christophe MAYER (CNRS-Montpellier III, conference organizer).
Michele WEIL (Vice-Chancellor of the university of Montpellier III)
Charles WHITWORTH (Head of the I.R.C.L.)

.       English politics and diplomacy:
Chair: J.-C. Mayer

10.30 - 11 am: Nick Myers (Universite Montpellier III) : "The Gossip of
History : the Question of the Succession in the State Papers (Domestic
and Foreign)".
11 - 11.15 am: discussion

11.15 - 11.45 am: Michele Vignaux (Universite de Versailles-St Quentin)
: "The succession and related issues through the correspondence of
Elizabeth, James, and Robert Cecil".
11.45 - 12 am: discussion

LUNCH on campus (restaurant universitaire "Vert Bois").

THURSDAY 27 MARCH - AFTERNOON
(Pierre Jourda Lecture Hall, Batiment de Recherche Marc Bloch)

.       James VI-I
Chair: Franck Lessay (universite Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle)

2 - 3 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Susan Doran (Christ Church, Oxford, G-B) : "
Three Unpublished Succession Tracts of the 1590s. "
3 - 3. 15 pm: discussion

3.15 - 3.45 pm: Bernard Bourdin (Universite Catholique de Lille) : "
Jacques VI d'Ecosse - Ier d'Angleterre-le droit divin et la doctrine
des deux regnes au service de la succession d'Elisabeth. "
3.45 - 4 pm: discussion

COFFEE

4.30 - 5.30 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jenny Wormald (St Hilda's College,
Oxford, G-B) : " The Stuart Accession "
5.30 - 5.45 pm: discussion

8 pm: DINNER at the Brasserie des Arts.

FRIDAY 28 MARCH - MORNING
(Pierre Jourda Lecture Hall, Batiment de Recherche Marc Bloch)

.       Religious history and political identity
Chair: Luc Borot (universite Montpellier III)

9 - 9.30 am: Sandra Jusdado (Universite Montpellier III) : "The
Appellants and the Succession".
9.30 - 9.45 am: discussion.

9.45-10.15 am: Gerard Kilroy (University of Lancaster) : "Sir John
Harington's Protesting Catholic Gifts".
10.15 -10.30 am: discussion.

COFFEE

11 -12 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Glenn Burgess (University of Hull) :
"Becoming English; Becoming English? The Political Thought of James VI
& I Before and After the English Accession".
12 - 12.15 pm: discussion.

LUNCH on Campus (Restaurant Universitaire "Vert Bois").

FRIDAY 28 MARCH - AFTERNOON
(Pierre Jourda Lecture Hall, Batiment de Recherche Marc Bloch)

.       Religious and cultural history :

Chair: Louis Roux (universite de St. Etienne)

2 - 2.30 pm: Franck Lessay (Universite Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle) :
"Robert Parsons, S.J. et le droit".
2.30 - 2.45 pm:  discussion

2.45 - 3.15 pm: Luc Borot (Universite Montpellier III) : "Father Robert
Parsons's Memorial as utopia: a few thoughts about the question of
succession in general".
3.15 - 3.30 pm: discussion.

COFFEE

4 - 5 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Patrick Collinson (Trinity College,
Cambridge) : "The Religious Factor".
5 - 5.15 pm: discussion.

8 pm: CONFERENCE DINNER in town: Restaurant "La Diligence" (2 Place
Petrarque, in the old town).

SATURDAY 29 MARCH - MORNING
(Pierre Jourda Lecture Hall, Batiment de Recherche Marc Bloch)

.       Artistic representations :
Chair: Yves Peyre (universite Montpellier III)

9 - 9.30 am: Charles Whitworth, (Universite Montpellier III) : "The
Wounds of Civil War -Thomas Lodge and the Succession".
9.30 - 9.45 am: discussion.

9.45 - 10.15 am: Catherine Lisak (Universite de Bordeaux III) :
"'Succession' versus 'Usurpation': Politics and Rhetoric in
Shakespeare's History Plays".
10.15 -10.30 am: discussion.

COFFEE

11 - 11.30 am: Jean-Christophe Mayer (CNRS/Universite Montpellier III)
: "Late Elizabethan Drama and the Succession".
11.30 -11.45 am: discussion.

11.45-12.15 pm : Margaret Jones-Davies (Universite Paris IV / CNRS) :
"Beyond political opportunism: John Mair (1467-1550) and Shakespeare's
involvement in the succession debate".
12.15-12.30 pm : discussion.

LUNCH at La Brasserie des Arts.

SATURDAY 29 MARCH - AFTERNOON
(Pierre Jourda Lecture Hall, Batiment de Recherche Marc Bloch)

.       Artistic representations (continued) :
Chair: Jean-Marie Maguin (universite Montpellier III)

2.15 - 3.15 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Philippa Berry (King's College,
Cambridge) : "Vacating the Centre of Power: Cynthia's Revels, the
property of state and the Accession crisis".
3.15 - 3.30 pm:  discussion.

3.30 - 4 pm: Richard Hillman (Universite Francois Rabelais-Tours) :
"Prince Henry's Godfather and the Succession".
4 - 4.15 pm: discussion.

4.15 - 4.45 pm: Christine Sukic (Universite de Dijon): "The Earl of
Essex, from one reign to another".
4.45 - 5 pm: discussion.

END OF CONFERENCE

Jean-Christophe MAYER
Conference Organiser
Institut de recherches sur la Renaissance, l'age Classique,
et les Lumieres ( I.R.C.L.) unite mixte du CNRS
Universite Montpellier III
Route de Mende
34199 Montpellier cedex 5
France
Phone:+ 33 4 67 14 24 48
Fax: + 33 4 67 14 24 65

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