The Early Modern Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara
and its affiliates held “Home and World: 1500-1800,” an interdisciplinary
conference on the Center’s 2003-2004 theme. This one-day conference
explored how these two categories or concepts were experienced and defined
throughout the early modern period. The program included nine panelists
representing a variety of disciplines as well as the following talks by
• "Locating the Early Modern English Home"
Frances Dolan, Professor of English at UC Davis, addressed how we conceptualize
the "early modern English home," considering, for example,
whether this phrase can be used to describe the homes of the English
• “Interior Decoration in the Noble Homes of Late
Donna Bohanan, Professor of History at Auburn University, examined how
nobles in a 17th-century French province used conspicuous consumption
and a clearly defined style of interior decoration to (re-)establish,
demonstrate, and exercise their public power and social rank.
• "Home and World in 18th-Century Scotland: John
Galt's Annals of the Parish"
Toni Bowers, Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, explored
the imperial imperatives informing the ostensibly provincial novel Annals
of the Parish (1821).
The following University of California, Santa Barbara
departments and programs co-sponsored this event with the Early Modern
College of Letters & Sciences (Division
of Humanities and Fine Arts), Interdisciplinary
Humanities Center, Department
of English, Renaissance
Studies, Comparative Literature
Program, Department of History,
Women’s Studies Program,
Spanish & Portuguese Department
To Contact the Conference Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toni C. Mantych, Committee Coordinator
Jessica C. Murphy