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James VI & I, 1567-1603-1625: Quatercentenary Perspectives, Reading, July 2003

First call for papers

1567 - 1603 - 1625 
Quatercentenary perspectives
A multidisciplinary conference at the University of Reading 

Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 July 2003 

Speakers currently include Conrad Russell, Jenny Wormald, John Cramsie,
Alan Cromartie, Susan Doran, Richard Hoyle, Natalie Mears, Mary
Morrissey, David Trim

2003 will see the four-hundredth anniversary of James Stewart's accession
to the English throne. Looking backward from this triumphant high point
towards James's minority and personal government in Scotland, and forward
to his rule as first king of Great Britain, this conference will embrace
both his reigns and all facets of the "Jacobean Renaissance". Proposals
are invited on any aspect of Jacobean government, politics, religion,
literature, art, architecture, or music.

Please send proposals or enquiries to

Adam Smyth ( School of English and American
Literature, or

Ralph Houlbrooke (, School of History,

University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AA, UK

Further details will become available on our website: