Day 1 EMSE 2024: Early Modern Sensory Subjectivities Conference

Draft Programme:

09:00-09:45 Registration and coffee
09:45-10:00 Welcome and Introduction (Leah Clark and Helen Coffey)
10:00-11:30 Bodies/Paper/Knowledge
Kate Buis (University of Minnesota), ‘Paper Bodies: Exploring Early Modern Corporeal Imaginaries, Corporeal Things, and Performance through the Fugitive Sheets’
Sukiana Husain (The University of Edinburgh), ‘Capturing the World in a Breath: Reading Books in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Mughal Court’
Di Wang (University of Oxford), ‘Nourishing Pictures as Medical Diet for the Maternal Body and Mind in Yinshan Zhengyao’
12:00-13:00 Performativity/Community
Eduardo Dawson (University of Notre Dame), ‘Sensorial Religiosity: Jesuit Understandings of Early African Religious Experiences’
Sreedevi D (Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur), ‘Narrating the Region through the Senses: A Study of Selected Thullal Krithikal by Kunjan Nambiar’
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Travels/Environment
Olena Morenets (University of Zurich), ‘Travelling Across Smell Borders: “Us” vs “Them” Encounters in Early Modern Travel Writing’
Tania Sheikhan (University College London), ‘Tavernier’s ‘Rattling Chains’: Echoes of Persian Life through Sensory Narratives and the Construction of Orientalist Mythos’
15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:30 Domesticscapes
Clare Taylor (The Open University), ‘Living with Gilt Leather in Seventeenth-century England and Scotland’
Flora Dennis (University of Sussex), ‘Doorknockers, Sound and Social Dynamics in the Early Modern Italian Home’

Note for attendees:
Registration is only available for both days together (6-7 June 2024) – online attendance is available for free.
For ‘in person’ attendance, there is a charge of £45, please register first to register your attendance, and then pay for your ticket via University Stores to confirm your ticket, here:
If you are unable to attend, please cancel ahead of the 23 May to ensure correct numbers for catering.