Early Modern England, Wales, and the Atlantic: Postgraduate Symposium

Date / time: 26 May, 12:00 am


No Registration Fees – Lunch Provided

Our Conference

The early Modern period was a time of transition and transformation. Many historians would agree that this is a vital, but sometimes overshadowed, chapter in the history of England and Wales. This conference will be hosted by Postgraduates at Aberystwyth University. Our conference theme is the English and Welsh experience throughout the early modern world, not necessarily defined by nation, but instead characterised by people, their lives, and most importantly their experiences. We would like to invite historians, regardless of academic level or discipline, who specialise in Early modern England, Wales or the Atlantic and showcase historical research on the lived-in experience.

Our Interests

To make this conference accessible to as many researchers as possible, we are planning to create a multidisciplinary environment, promoting a network of early modern historians with Wales at its centre. We are considering the exploration of themes, including but not limited to:

  • The emergence of new artistic and literary movements.
  • Migration, movement, and social mobility.
  • Faith, Religion, and Intellectual Culture.
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Marginalized Communities.
  • Power, Politics, and Diplomacy.
  • Print and Material Culture.
  • Science and Technology.
  • War and Revolution.

We welcome all with a historic interest to send us contributions on these themes, particularly from Postgraduates, Early Career Historians, and recently graduated doctoral candidates.

Abstract and Bibliography.

For paper submissions, please submit an abstract of 200 words and a short Biography (maximum of 150 words) to AberEarlyModern@gmail.com. The deadline for this is 26 May 2023. We aim to inform our speakers by early May, and our perspective conferences date is 24-25 August 2023. Further information on registration will be available in due course.