[Milton-L] Petrus Ramus Conference Registration

eaw2 at st-andrews.ac.uk eaw2 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Thu May 1 04:59:35 EDT 2008


Dear Scholars - -

I am pleased to announce that general registration for the Petrus Ramus
Conference 2008 is open. The conference is being held in St Andrews, UK, on
14th and 15th June 2008 under the auspices of the Schools of English and
History, and we welcome delegates from all academic disciplines and backgrounds
with an interest in Ramus and Ramism to come to the conference. Full details of
the program are available on the website:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~ramus/speakers.html

This is a genuinely international event, with Ramist scholars from all over the
world coming to share their research, so it promises to be an extremely
interesting gathering. The three plenary speakers, Peter Mack (Warwick), Kees
Meerhoff (Amsterdam), and Howard Hotson (Oxford) are giving papers ranging from
the inception of Ramism in the context of early modern humanism, to the
significance of Ramism and the vernacular, and finally looking to the decline
of Ramism and its later influences. Panels include sessions examining Ramus'
pedagogical influence, Ramism and literature, Ramism and the printed word, and
Ramism and the history of science. Our aim is to create a welcoming, relaxed
environment in which all interested scholars can meet and discuss Ramus and
Ramism, and St Andrews will provide a beautiful and tranquil background for
this.

Registration for the conference is open now online. There is a registration fee
of £45 which includes lunch on Saturday, tea, coffee, and biscuits at the
breaks during the event. There is modern, comfortable 3* en suite accommodation
available at the University of St Andrews for Friday and Saturday evening. We
are also pleased to invite delegates to the conference dinner, being held at
Alexander's Restaurant overlooking both the famous Old Course golf course and
the North Sea coastline.

To register for the conference, copy and paste the following website
address into your browser and following the online instructions:

https://onlineshop.st-andrews.ac.uk/events/eventdetails.asp?eventid=23

The conference has a number of papers concerning Ramus and Ramism in the
seventeenth century and Milton's interaction with this intellectual phenomenon,
so hopefully this event may be of interest to some members of this list. If you
have any queries or would like further information about the conference, please
e-mail me at ramus2008 at st-andrews.ac.uk or eaw2 at st-andrews.ac.uk and I will do
my best to answer your questions and to be of help. Thank you for taking the
time to read this post, and hopefully I may get the chance to welcome some of
you at the conference in June.
With my very best wishes,
Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson
School of English
University of St Andrews
Castle House, The Poetry House
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9HX




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