1614: Year of Crisis

A one-day conference at Birkbeck College, University of London
Saturday July 25th 1998



This one-day conference at Birkbeck College, University of London, aims to reassess this particular year in the Jacobean reign, from the perspective of literary and political historians. Particular emphasis will be placed on the `Addled Parliament', but there will also be papers on more general political or ideological issues which found particular expression in that year.

Provsional Programme:

Prof. Conrad Russell (Kings College London), `Bishop Berkeley at Westminster: Can There be a Crisis which is not perceived?'

Dr Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck College), `Robert Cotton's `A Short Historie of Henry III' and its presentation in 1614.'

Dr David Colclough (Kings College Cambridge), `Better becoming a Senate of Venice'? The `Addled Parliament' and Jacobean debates on Freedom of Speech'

Dr John Cramsie (Drury College), `Crown Finance in Crisis: The Consequences of the Addled Parliament'

Dr Rosalind Davies (QMW), `A text for trade: Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations and competing interests in London's merchant community in 1614'.

Dr Jonathan Gibson (University of Durham), `Revolution in 1614: The translation of Lucan's Pharsalia.'

Dr James Knowles (University of Newcastle), `Masques and sexuality in 1614.'

Dr Jeremy Maule (Trinity College, Cambridge), `Satisfying the Somersets'.

Dr Michelle O'Callaghan (Nene College), `Parliament and Political Debates and the Jacobean Spenserians in 1614'

Reynold Silva (Birkbeck), `The Publication of George Chapman's Andromeda Liberata and the aftermath of the
Howard Divorce'

Dr Alan Stewart (Birkbeck College), `"Purging troubled humours": The duelling debate, 1613-1614'.

Dr Andrew Thrush (History of Parliament), `Issues and Origins of the 1614 Parliament.'

Dr Joad Raymond (Aberdeen), `Public Opinion and the Political Pamphlet in the Crisis of 1614.'


For further information contact the Conference Organizer, Dr Stephen Clucas, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX. U.K.

Tel: 0171 631 6075
Fax: 0171 631 6072
e-mail: s.clucas@english.bbk.ac.uk


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(PD 17 February 1998)