The Bible in the Seventeenth Century

Thursday, 7 July 2011 - Saturday, 9 July 2011
Location: Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, University of York, York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Organisation: CREMS, University of York
Topic: Bible


The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The AV Quatercentenary (1611-2011)

This conference, timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the 1611 Authorised Version, will look at the reception of the Bible in the early modern era. It will bring together an impressive range of scholars from a variety of disciplines, to assess the significance of the scriptures to cultural, political, theological and philosophical history throughout the long seventeenth century.  The location of the event in York, with its ecclesiastical centrality to events of the seventeenth century and its rich architectural heritage also lends an important historical dimension to the conference.  An exhibition, events at York Minster and coordination with local schools make York an important site in the quatercentenary celebrations.

Speakers include some of the leading historians and literary historians in the world on seventeenth century Britain and the context of the Authorised Version and other Bibles. Speakers Include: Sharon Achinstein, Hugh Adlington, David Appleby, Gordon Campbell, Elizabeth Clark, Karen Edwards, Lori Anne Ferrell, Ian Green, Christopher Haigh, Paul Hammond, Hannibal Hammlin, Tom Healy, Mark Knights, Peter Lake, Barbara Lewalski, Erica Longfellow, Judth Maltby, Scott Mandelbrote, Peter Marshall, Peter McCullough, Nick McDowell, David Norton, Roger Pooley, Joad Raymond, Anne Prescott, Jane Shaw, Jonathan Sheehan, Alison Shell, Yvonne Sherwood, Deborah Shuger, Nigel Smith, Peter Stallybrass, Alex Walsham, Helen Wilcox, Susan Wiseman, Blair Worden, Stephen Zwicker

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