16 Mar Early Modern Social Networks: 1500-1800
Friday-Saturday, March 16-17 / 9:00 AM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara is hosting our eleventh annual conference, “Early Modern Social Networks, 1500-1800.” The conference will take place on March 16-17, 2012 at UCSB and will feature keynote speakers Ann Blair (Harvard University), Elizabeth Eger (King’s College London), and James Raven (University of Essex).
This two-day interdisciplinary conference will consist of keynote talks and panel discussions through which we will explore early modern networks of both human and nonhuman actors in areas such as knowledge production, religious practice, international trade, infrastructure development, and others. We speculate that social networking, in the broad sense that we are using it, lies behind many of the transformations of the three centuries after 1500.
Sponsored by the Early Modern Center, the Department of French & Italian, the Department of History, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of English, and the IHC.