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Artists and Artisans: Creative Work in Early Modern England

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Venue: Birkbeck Main Building

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Artists and Artisans: Creative Work in Early Modern England

1 5 p.m., Saturday 13 May 2017
Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury

How did men and women define their occupational identities and learn to express their creativity in early modern England? Can a discussion of artists and artisans expand our knowledge of the production of portraits, decorative objects and accessories in England?

1.00 1.30 Coffee

1.30 - 1.50 Sarah Birt, 'Creative work: An Introduction'

1.50 2.20 Helen Draper, 'Painter Mary Beale (1633-99) and the commerce of art and love'

2.20 2.50 Dr Kate Smith, 'The Creative Everyday: Failure, Repetition and the Production of Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Manufactories'

2.50 3.15 Discussion

3.15 3.40 Refreshments

3.40 4.10 Dr Amy Louise Erickson, 'Fanny Burney and fan-making in 18th Century London'

4.10 5.00 Panel discussion

Organiser: Sarah Birt

The London Renaissance Seminar (LRS) is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of early modern history, literature, and culture. It meets regularly at Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square. Anyone with an interest in the Renaissance is welcome and no registration is necessary.

For further information about LRS contact Sue Wiseman: s.wiseman@bbk.ac.uk. To join the LRS mailing list, contact Tom Healy: t.f.healy@sussex.ac.uk. Twitter: @LondRenaissance

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