Material London, ca. 1600

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NEH Conference Grant

Center for Shakespeare Studies

March 16-18, 1995

Organized by Lena Cowen Orlin

Keywords: History, English, Seventeeth Century, Materiality, Cities, London

Promotional Material

Speakers: Ian Archer (Keble College, Oxford), Peter W.M. Blayney (Folger Shakespeare Library), Sheila ffolliott (George Mason University), Alice T. Friedman (Wellesley College), Patricia Fumerton (University of California, Santa Barbara), Andrew Gurr (University of Reading), Jean E. Howard (Columbia University), Ann Rosalind Jones (Smith College), Derek Keene (University of London), Gail Kern Paster (George Washington University), Linda Levy Peck (University of Rochester), David Harris Sacks (Reed College), Jane Schneider (Graduate School and University Center), John Schofield (Museum of London), Alan Sinfield (Sussex University), Joan Thirsk (St. Hilda's College, Oxford), Peter Thornton (Sir John Soane's Museum)
This conference attracted the largest audience to date at a Folger Institute program. It assembled an international panel of speakers from the fields of social, intellectual, urban, and agrarian history; from archaeology and cultural anthropology; from the history of architecture and the decorative arts; and from literary history and theory. It undertook a collaborative investigation of the structures and practices that distinguished London before the Great Fire, based on their material traces in artifacts, documents, the built environment, and archaeological remains. The academic conference complimented an exhibition on "Elizabethan Households" at the Library, and a packet of images from the exhibition, for classroom use, were included in the materials distributed to registrants.
RESULTING PUBLICATIONS
Orlin, Lena Cowen, ed. Material London, ca. 1600. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. DA680 .M38 2000