St John's College, Cambridge
21 – 22 September 2009
2009 marks the quatercentenary of the death of the great Elizabethan polymath, John Dee (1527–1609). This international and interdisciplinary conference will commemorate the occasion by bringing together scholars and students from a range of fields, including intellectual and cultural history, history of science and mathematics, literature, and history of the book, to consider the extraordinary range of Dee's interests and enterprises. The conference is hosted by Dee's old Cambridge college, St John's, and provides a unique opportunity to examine some of Dee's own books in the Old Library. Speakers include Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck, University of London), Nicholas Clulee (Frostburg State University), Glyn Parry (Victoria University of Wellington) and Stephen Pumfrey (Lancaster University).
The conference will be preceded by a half day colloquium on 'Western Esoteric Traditions in the Renaissance' at Anglia Ruskin University, as part of a programme of Cambridge-based events celebrating the intellectual legacy of the Renaissance.
The John Dee Quatercentenary Conference is hosted by St John's College, Cambridge, and supported by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (University of Cambridge), the Bibliographical Society, the British Society for the History of Science and the Society for Renaissance Studies.
Anglia Ruskin Colloquium
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