Franz Cleyn (German, Rostock 1582–1658 London)
Taste (Gustus), from Quinque Sensuum, ca. 1655
British, 
Engraving; Sheet: 3 11/16 × 7 15/16 in. (9.4 × 20.2 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1945 (45.101.3)
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/425782

Online Programme

All times detailed on the programme below are in British Summer Time.

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12.30-13.30 Keynote Roundtable 1: Recreating Soundscapes

Mariana Lopez (York, Chair)

Peter Falconer (Southampton)
Andy Popperwell (LSBU)
Abigail Wincott (Falmouth)
Laura Wright (Oxford)

14.00-15.00: Sounds of Conflict and Discord
14.30-15.30: The Environment of Sound
16.30-17.30: Voicing Madness
18.00-19.00: Performative Communities
19.00-20.00: The Coffee House

Instead of online coffee breaks after each session, a Wonder Room will be available throughout the conference and registrants are welcome to dip into it to talk informally with each other. There will also be a few timetabled slots where you are welcome to mingle informally. It's a bring your own beverage affair and a link will be sent with joining details.

9.00-10.30: Bells, Clocks and the Urban Environment
9.30-10.30: Methods of Spiritual Practice 1
11.00-12.30: Voicing Gender
11.30-12.30: Health and Healing
13.00-14.00 Keynote Roundtable 2: Sound and Race

Katherine Butler-Schofield (KCL)
Nandini Das (Oxford)
Sarah Dustagheer (Kent)
Jennifer Stoever (State University of New York at Binghamton)
Wayne Weaver (Cambridge)

14.30-15.30: Hearing the Past in the Twenty-First Century
16.30-17.30 Keynote 1: Alexander Fisher (UBC)

'Of Virgins, Hosts, and Heavenly Sirens: Hearing the Sonic Imaginary of German Catholicism, 1580-1650'

Chair: Richard Wistreich (RCM)

18.00-19.30: Noise and the Urban Environment
19.00-20.00: Authority, Royalty and Noise 1
9.00-11.00: The Coffee House

Instead of online coffee breaks after each session, a Wonder Room will be available throughout the conference and registrants are welcome to dip into it to talk informally with each other. There will also be a few timetabled slots where you are welcome to mingle informally. It's a bring your own beverage affair and a link will be sent with joining details.

11.30-12.30 Encounters Through Sound
13.00-14.30: Reception of Sound in Art and Poetry
13.30-14.30: Sound and Natural Philosophy
15.00-16.00 Keynote 2: Rosa Salzberg (Warwick)

‘The sounds of the city: listening to an early modern migropolis’

Chair: Niall Atkinson (Chicago)

16.30-18.00: Audience and Identity
18.30-19.30: Performativity and Failure: Discord in the Early Modern English Soundscape
19.00-20.00: Methods of Spiritual Practice 2
9.00-10.30: Politics of Voice in Early Modern Switzerland
9.30-10.30: Utterance
11.00-12.00 Keynote 3: Thomas Irvine (Southampton)

‘The Noise Big History Makes: A Global History of Sound for the Anthropocene'

Chair Emilie Murphy (York)

Playing Catchup

This is a free morning/afternoon to allow you to take stock and catch up with missed sessions or to take a break from the screens.

16.00-16.45: Q&A with The Show Must Go Online

This q&a is sponsored by the Research Institute of Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University.

 

When lockdown struck, many people found themselves starved of theatre and the creative industries were presented with an uncertain future and the challenge of how to continue live performances at a time when we could not meet face to face. Within a week of the lockdown being announced and to feed the need for live theatre, Robert Myles created The Show Must Go Online. Bringing together diverse actors, theatre-makers and Shakespeare lovers from across the globe, The Show Must Go Online makes use of Zoom’s interface to produce innovative productions of early modern drama that test the limits of what digital platforms can do. Since being founded as a response to Covid-19, The award-winning The Show Must Go Online has attracted over 200,000 ‘digital groundlings’ from more than 60 countries. The audience's spontaneous and lively interjections enhance the sense of community and fostered initiatives such as the creation of a hardship fund and merchandise to offer some support to those who freely give their time and talent. In this q&a, Myles and others reflect on their experiences of participating in The Show Must Go Online and how live streaming early modern texts creates new kinds of engagement between audience and performers.

 

16.45-18.15: The Coffee House

Instead of online coffee breaks after each session, a Wonder Room will be available throughout the conference and registrants are welcome to dip into it to talk informally with each other. There will also be a few timetabled slots where you are welcome to mingle informally. It's a bring your own beverage affair and a link will be sent with joining details.

9.30-11.00: Sounds of Celebration
10.00-11.00: Authority, Royalty and Noise 2
11.30-12.30: Materiality and Sonic Sensory Overload
12.00-13.00: The Soundscape of Early Modern Spain
14.00-15.00: The Coffee House

Instead of online coffee breaks after each session, a Wonder Room will be available throughout the conference and registrants are welcome to dip into it to talk informally with each other. There will also be a few timetabled slots where you are welcome to mingle informally. It's a bring your own beverage affair and a link will be sent with joining details.

15.00-16.00 Keynote 4: Katherine Larson (Toronto)

‘The Songscapes of Early Modern Women’

Chair Jennifer Richards (Newcastle)

Image: Franz Cleyn, 'Hearing (Auditus)', from Quinque Sensuum, c. 1655 Public Domain Mark

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