Forms of Dissent in the Medieval and Early Modern World
This graduate student conference, an annual collaboration between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be held this year at Duke. This year's topic is "Forms of Dissent." The keynote speakers are Dr. Sara S. Poor, medieval studies, Princeton University and 2017-18 NHC Fellow, and Dr. Roseen Giles, musicology, Duke University. Additional sponsors include the UNC Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the McGill University Early Modern Conversions Project.
Papers will explore dissent in the medieval and early modern period. While religious and political structures are most visibly invoked as sites of resistance and reform, adjacent spheres of hermeneutics, law, gender, intellectual discourse, the creative and performing arts, and more were all arenas in which various forms various forms of dissent could be imagined, interpreted, and played out. By expanding our definition of dissent to include a more capacious set of actions, ideas, and forms, we hope to encourage broad discussion and engagement with the myriad ways that dissent is imagined and represented across the medieval and early modern period.