"The Politics of Conversion" Conference
See this program's web page. This is the third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The first, smaller, meeting was held at the University of Warwick in July 2015, and the second at McGill University in June 2016. This larger conference at the Newberry will take place during the final year of the Conversions Project. The overall goal of the Politics of Conversion series is to develop new understandings within the following three areas of inquiry: the interrelationship among transformation, freedom, and power the centrality of multiple forms of conversion, sacred and secular, in the political world the lines of conversional thinking and practice that connect us with our early modern predecessors The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is sponsoring this scholarlu conference jointly with the Early Modern Conversions project. The conference will feature three keynote addresses by: Peter Marshall, University of Warwick; Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University; and Glen Coulthard, University of British Columbia. The conference will conclude with the U.S. premiere of Shakeshafte, a new play by Rowan Williams, presented by The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. (Note: Registeration is not required to attend the performance of Shakeshafte.) For a full schedule, see the program's web page.