Friday 9 December 2005

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:30 Keynote Speech 1

Chair: Prof. Brian Vickers (S.A.S., University of London)

> Prof. J. C. Davis (University of East Anglia)
Going Nowhere: travelling to, through, and from Utopia

10:30-11:00 Coffee and Biscuits

11:00-12:30 Panel 1: Other Worlds and Identities

Chair: Prof. Tom Healy (Birkbeck, University of London)

> Lia Markey (University of Chicago)
Mapping the Americas in Early Modern Italy
> Richard John Ascarate (George Washington University, D.C.)
'Eaters of mens flesh, who dwell in the New World', or, The Status of Truth in Hans Stadens True History (1557)
> Dr Analisa E. DeGrave (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Palmares: Colonial Representations of a Black Utopia

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel 2: Sixteenth-Century Travel Writing and Literature

Chair: Dr Peter Forshaw (Birkbeck, University of London)

> Jo Edwards (University of Sussex)
Travellers tales? Blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction in Rabelaiss Quart Livre
Laura Jacobs ((Birkbeck, University of London)
All the vessels of his house, table, and kichin were of Gold and Silver: Walter Raleghs The Discoverie of the Large Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana (1596)
> Sarah Dewar-Watson (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
Epic, Travel and Tragicomedy

3:00-3:30 Tea and Biscuits

3:30-5:00 Panel 3: The Utopian Community

Chair: Prof. Andrew Hadfield (Sussex University)

> Prof. Tudor Parfitt (S.O.A.S., University of London)
New Peeple for New Worlds: the creation of Israelites in the era of exploration and beyond
> Kevin P. McDonald (University of California, Santa Cruz)
The Dream of Madagascar: English Disasters and Pirate Utopias of the Early Modern Indo-Atlantic World
> Prof. Claire Jowitt (Nottingham Trent University)
The Politics of Piracy in Accounts of Drake's Famous Voyage 1580-1630
Prof Robert Sayre (University of Marne-la-Vallie)
Bartrams Travels Among the Indians (1773-77) as an Excursion into Utopia

5:00 Close of Day One

Saturday 10 December 2005

9:00-9:30 Registration and Coffee

9:30-10:30 Keynote Speech 2

Chair: Prof. Sarah Hutton (Middlesex University)

> Prof. David Harris Sacks (Reed College, Oregon)
Rebuilding Solomons Temple: Richard Hakluyts Advancement of Learning

10:30-10:45 Coffee and Biscuits

10:45-11:45 Panel 4: The Seventeenth-Century Utopia I: Neville

Chair: Dr Susan Bruce (Keele University)

Prof. Martin Dzelzainis (Royal Holloway, University of London)
'twas lookd upon as a sham': Henry Nevilles Isle of Pines
Dr Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Henry Nevilles Isle of Pines: From Sexual Utopia to Political Dystopia

11:45-12:00 Tea and Biscuits

12:00-1:30 Panel 5: The Seventeenth-Century Utopia II: Bacon, Hartlib, Gott

Chair: Dr David Colclough (Queen Mary, University of London)

> Pete Langman (Queen Mary, University of London)
'My Dad's bigger than your Dad': the assertion of authority in Francis Bacon's New Atlantis
Dr Catherine Armstrong (University of Warwick)
Antilia Revisited: Samuel Hartlibs Utopian Vision of America in the light of recent scholarship
Chloe Houston (Birkbeck, University of London)
No place like home: the proliferation of utopia in the English 1640s

1:30-2:30 Lunch

2:30-4:00 Panel 6: Theories of Early Modern Utopia

Chair: Dr Rhodri Lewis (Jesus College, Oxford)

> Dr Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Law, Education and the Ideal Society
Dr Miguel A. Ramiro Avilés (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Human rights in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century utopian political thought
Dr William Poole (New College, Oxford)
Johannes Kepler v. Francis Godwin: Two paths to science-fiction

4:00-4:30 Tea and Biscuits

4:30-6:00 Panel 7: The Eighteenth-Century Utopia

Chair: Prof. Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Jens-Uwe Guttel (Yale University)
Ignoble Savages: Imagining North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century Germany
Dr Nicole Pohl (University College, Northampton)
The paradox of the eighteenth-century voyage utopia
Dr James Ward (University of Leeds)
In the land of projectors: Swift, Bacon, and the utopian renovation of Ireland

6:00 Close of Conference and Wine


Peter J. Forshaw
) 2005