Early Modern Studies Conference

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The Reading Early Modern Studies Conference is a biennial event, which was held annually in 2008-2015, and continues a long tradition of interdisciplinary conferences that began over twenty-five years ago in 1989. This international event brings together early modern scholars from around the world working in the fields of literature, history, art history, politics, modern languages and philosophy, and papers address topics that extend across early modern Britain, Europe and the wider world. 

Reading Early Modern Studies Conference,
10-11 July 2017.EMRC Conference 2017 Poster


This year's conference will focus on the theme of 'Complaints and Grievances, 1500-1750', with particular strands on literary, medical, and political and religious complaints. The provisional programme is now available:



You can register for the conference here. The delegates' rates are shown below. Early Bird rates are applicable until 26 May; attendance at the conference dinner and en suite accommodation can be booked for an additional charge.


Package  Cost (inclusive of VAT)
Postgraduate/unwaged Early Bird  £67
Waged Early Bird  £77
Postgraduate/unwaged Standard  £72
Waged Standard  £82
Additional: conference dinner (3 course meal with wine)  £35
Additional: accommodation (ensuite room with breakfast)  £61


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EMRC Conference Committee Chair 2015: Professor Helen Parish

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