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'Looking Before and After': 
Cultural Exchange and the Inheritance of Ideas c.1200-c.1700

'Looking Before and After':
Cultural Exchange and the
Inheritance of Ideas c.1200-c.1700

Saturday 13th June 2009. University of Oxford.

In collaboration with the University of Cambridge,
Queen Mary University of London, and University College London

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Nicola Gardini (Oxford)
Professor Evelyn Welch (Queen Mary, University of London)

Drawing on classical ideas of reason and man's power to contemplate both past and future, Hamletís 'looking before and after' demonstrates a Renaissance version of cultural exchange that this conference seeks to promote. Aiming to encourage interdisciplinary study of text and other cultural artefacts in the medieval and early modern periods, the focus will be on the relationship of the 'object' under analysis to pre-existing literary, cultural, social historical codes, and the way in which that relationship shapes linguistic and cultural legacies for future generations.

Design: Richard Rowley