Bill Blake, PhD Candidate in LCS, Selected to Participate in Newbury Workshop-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bill Blake, PhD Candidate in LCS, Selected to Participate in Newbury Workshop

Bill Blake, PhD Candidate in Literary & Cultural Studies, English Department, has been selected to participate in the workshop, "Glorious Revolution as a Transatlantic Programme," to be held Nov 5 at the Newberry Library. The workshop will seek to place the events of 1688 in their British and colonial context; examine why the historiographies of the British and American revolutions have become largely divorced from each other; and suggest some ways in which they might be reunited. The workshop is hosted by the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick in combination with the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago and is part of the Warwick-Newberry Collaborative programme on "Renaissance and Early Modern Communities." It will be led by Professors Tim Harris (Brown), Mark Peterson (UC Berkeley), Trevor Burnard  (Warwick) and Mark Knights (Warwick), and benefits from generous funding by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  For  information about the Newberry, its Reading Rooms, and its collections: http://www.newberry.org/

Congratulations, Bill!