U of A Hosts Symposium About England and Europe Centuries Before Brexit

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The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Arkansas will host a day-long symposium titled "No Island is an Island: The Circulation of English Books and People in Pre-modern Europe" from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Gearhart 258.

During the symposium, a group of internationally acclaimed scholars will convene to discuss the interactions between England and Continental Europe in the pre-modern period.

Presenters will focus on the religious and political connections and rejections between both through the examination of how books, ideas and people circulated across the English Channel.

The schedule includes:

  • "Translating Sanctity: The Lives and Afterlives of the Liégoise Mulieres Religiosae" at 9:30 a.m. with University of Toronto's Alison More 
  • "Reading the Early Modern Julian of Norwich" at 11 a.m. with University of Texas, El Paso's Barbara Zimbalist
  • Lunch Break
  • "From the Convent to the Counterpublic: Mary Percy's Polemics and the Brussels Benedictines" at 2 p.m. with Wayne State University's Jaime Goodrich
  • "The (Myth of the) Jesuit Myth of the Origins of Post-Reformation English Catholicism" at 3:30 p.m. with University of Durham's Michael Questier
  • "'The Wars of Interpretation': John Barclay and the Oath of Allegiance Controversy, 1606-1615" at 4:30 p.m. with independent scholar Matthew Growhoski
  • Closing remarks at 5:30 p.m. with University of Arkansas' Freddy Dominguez

For more information, contact Dominguez at 479-575-3001 or fcdoming@uark.edu.


Freddy Dominguez, assistant professor
Department of History
479-575-3001, fcdoming@uark.edu


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