Shadow Agents of War

Date / time: 4 June, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Shadow Agents of War

Shadow Agents of War Workshop

Raeburn Room, Old College, University of Edinburgh

This workshop will build on some of the questions raised in the June 2018 workshop on ‘Women and War’ co-organised by Prof. Bowd and Dr Cockram: Participants will circulate papers and discuss the humans and other animals sometimes overlooked by historians of war, highlight relevant sources, and map out productive methodologies and historiographical approaches which can help to transform our understanding of pre-modern war. Topics will include doctors and heralds, refugees, armourers and gun-makers, amateur spies, peasant militia, and engineers (for updates see

Confirmed speakers: Ms Victoria Bartels (Cambridge); Prof. William Caferro (Vanderbilt); Dr Sarah Cockram (Edinburgh); Dr Catherine Fletcher (Swansea); Dr John Gagné (Sydney); Dr Ioanna Iordanou (Oxford Brookes); Dr Ralph Moffat (Curator of European Arms & Armour, Glasgow Museums); Dr Neil Murphy (Northumbria); Dr Cristiano Zanetti (European University Institute / I Tatti Harvard University Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies)

The workshop has been made possible by an award made to Dr Gagné and Prof. Bowd under the aegis of the The University of Sydney’s Partnership Collaboration Awards (PCA).

Postgraduate participation has been made possible by a generous grant from the UK’s Society for Renaissance Studies.

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