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Conversations with Angels
Cambridge, September 2005


Conversations with Angels
9-10 September 2005
an interdisciplinary conference at CRASSH, Cambridge

Colour details and a booking form are available at:
http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2004-5/angels.html

Convenors:
Lauren Kassell (University of Cambridge)
Joad Raymond (University of East Anglia)

In medieval and renaissance Europe angels were a topic in which theology,
natural philosophy and politics converged. This conference will bring
together historians of these fields and critics working on visual, musical
and literary representation, to consider medieval and renaissance concepts
of the nature, office and significance of angels, and the ways in which
literal and figurative dialogues with angels were conducted.

Please contact Lauren Kassell with any enquiries about the academic
content of this event: ltk21@cam.ac.uk.

Programme

Friday 9 September
10.00
Registration and coffee

10.30
Welcoming comments (Lauren Kassell)

10.40-12.00
Strategies of Interspecies Communication, 1100-1700
 Walter Stephens (Johns Hopkins University)
Respondent: Juliet Fleming

12.00-13.20 Speaking with Spirits: The Medieval Quest for Celestial
Knowledge and Elevation
 Sophie Page (University College London)
Respondent: Catherine Rider

13:20-14.15
Lunch

14.15-15.35
Style and Substance in a Conversation with Angels: The Case of Trithemius
 Anthony Grafton (Princeton University)
Respondent: Lauren Kassell

15.35-16.00
Tea

16.00-17.20
The Guardian Angel in Protestant England
 Peter Marshall (University of Warwick)
Respondent: Kate Harvey

19.00
Reception and Dinner

Saturday 10 September

10.30-11.50
Angels in Early Modern Music
 Jessie Ann Owens (Brandeis University)
Respondent: Alexandra Walsham

11.50-13.10
Evil Angels and Visual Paradoxes
 Stuart Clark (University of Wales at Swansea)
Respondent: Frank Klaassen

13:10-14.00
Lunch

14.00-15.20
Tongues of Angels: Mysticism and Theological Politics, 1640-1660
 Joad Raymond (University of East Anglia)
Respondent: Peter Forshaw

15.20-15.40
Tea

15.40-17.00
The Ecstatic Journey of Athanasius Kircher, 1656
 Ingrid Rowland (Princeton University)
Respondent: Stephen Clucas

17.00
Concluding Discussion

Please contact events@crassh.cam.ac.uk with any enquiries about the
administration of this event.

--
Dr Lauren Kassell
University Lecturer in History & Philosophy of Science
Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge
+44 1223 (7)67173 (HPS)
+44 1223 (3)30897 (Pembroke)

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