As the project deals with a European phenomenon that is very complex and takes into account very diverse groups of sources, it requires a systematic and multidisciplinary approach. In this project international scholars from various backgrounds – including specialists on French, German, and Neo-Latin and medieval Latin literature, and art historians specialising in early modern architecture – have to join forces. The research network will meet for four workshops, each dedicated to one specific subtheme of the project. At the end of the workshop series, in September 2016, an international conference will be organised to present the results to an international audience. In July 2016 an international summer school will be organised at Utrecht University in order to introduce the subject to the next generation of scholars.
The four workshops will be multidisciplinary. Scholars from various disciplines and with specialisations in various European regions will discuss a certain subtheme of the project from various points of view. These meetings will be held at various locations in Europe, preferably where the collections or buildings are that are related to the subject of the meeting. Part of the workshop will be held in a conference room, with paper presentations and discussions; part will be in situ, where participants will visit and discuss specific collections and/or buildings that may serve as case studies of the topic at hand. Local colleagues and students also should be invited to attend the workshops. Ideally, an evening lecture for the general audience will be organised.
The workshops are intended to be stepping stones towards the final conference and publication. Nevertheless, depending on the outcome of a workshop, some workshop papers may be collected and published in a journal.
These workshops have to be organised by members of the project team, with logistic support from the project secretary, and they will be financed by the project budget (including participants’ travel expenses).
27 – 30 November 2014
28 – 31 May 2015
14 – 18 October 2015
15-19 June 2016
Utrecht: May 2016
An international summer school for PhD students and research master’s students in literature history, art history, architectural history and cultural history.
Final conference and publication
Amsterdam: 28 – 30 September 2016
The project concludes with a conference in order to present the outcome of the workshops to an international scholarly audience.