Call for Papers
Straws in the Wind: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800, February 2006, University of California at Santa Barbara.
An interdisciplinary conference: “How do [ballads] function as cultural artifacts or as indicators of their historical moments? What are the lasting impacts and legacies of ballad culture? If ballads and broadsides have the capacity to show trends of popular culture, do they also have the potential to change them?” (See also the UCSB ballad archive.)
CFP Deadline: September 15th, 2005 (electronic submissions)
Theatrical Patronage in Early Modern Europe, Keele University, 10-11 September 2005 – this weekend! (I meant to post this earlier and forgot…)
“This two-day conference will draw together scholars working on early modern patrons of theatre and patronage networks. In addition to re-investigating traditional subjects within patronage studies, such as royal and noble patrons, it will seek to extend the focus of such studies, considering, for example, wider metropolitan and print-related networks.”