Stereotyping in early modern British public sphere: History as Fieldwork

This two-day conference seeks to explore patterns of stereotyping in early modern British public spheres and how they influenced the negotiation of power across different spheres of life. To do this, the conference invites you to think of early modern research as a form of ‘fieldwork’, which could benefit from – and in turn enhance – more contemporary forms of ‘fieldworks’ conducted across the social sciences. The conference accordingly brings together early modernists, C20 historians and psychologists, all interested from different angles in how representations shaped meaning and social relationships. The meeting thus pushes interdisciplinary dialogue to a new, exciting, direction.

Dates: 16 -17 June 2014  (Starts 9:30am Monday; ends by 4pm Tuesday)

Venue: Senate House, Bloomsbury, London   [how to get there]

Conference Organisers: Koji Yamamoto (History, King’s College London)
Vlad Glaveanu (Psychology, Aalborg, Denmark)

Plenary Lecture: Mark Knights (History, Warwick), ‘Stereotypes and History’
Peter Lake (History, Vanderbilt), ‘The Dynamics of Laudian Anti-Puritanism’

Confirmed early modern participants: William Bulman (Lehigh); Will Cavert (Cambridge); Justin Champion (Royal Holloway, London); Tim Harris (Brown); Rob Iliffe (Sussex); Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck); Andy Wood (Durham)

Confirmed commentators:  Susan Condor (Social Psychology, Loughborough); Lucy Delap (C20 History, King’s College London);  Denis Hilton (Psychology, Toulouse II); Sandra Jovchelovitch (Psychology, LSE); Becky Taylor (C20 History, Birkbeck); Wolfgang Wagner (Psychology, Linz); Brady Wagoner (Psychology, Aalborg); Abigail Woods (History of Science, King’s College London)

Registration closes on 1 June 2014  (please visit here)  Registration now closed! 

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