Parallel convergences. The historical semantics of 'modern; and 'contemporary'

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The paper explored significant aspects of the history of the terms 'modern' and 'contemporary', from their first appearance in late Latin, through their vernacular development, first in Italian then in French and English. It looked specifically at the origins of the two words, their semantic evolution and their ramifications over time; their acquired cultural resonance and, finally their overlap in the twentieth century.
Period2 Sept 2014
Event titleWhat is the Contemporary?
Event typeConference
LocationSt Andrews, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational