Theatres of Learning: Education in Early Modern England (1500-1750)

  • Lorna Margaret Hutson (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Description: Scholars of early modern English literature and history tend to think of education and learning in light of its effects on a particular mind, trend, or event. This conference takes education itself as its primary object of study. It invites scholars to reconsider the transmission of knowledge and expertise in formal and informal settings, between and among institutions and pedagogical practices, and across a wide range of intellectual communities as they investigate the traditional and innovative approaches to learning that co-existed at the time. Invited speakers will renew the historical study of pedagogy in a number of fields: classical rhetorical training, self-improvement, social mobility and advancement, individual and collective educational settings, non-traditional and gendered literacies, the theory and reality of pedagogical practice, extra-institutional learning, learned culture in England and abroad, and the emergence of academic and professional disciplines.

“ ‘Places’ of argument, imaginary places: Topical invention in sixteenth-century English law and drama”
Period15 Oct 201616 Oct 2016
Event titleTheatres of Learning: Education in Early Modern England (1500-1750)
Event typeOther


  • Theatres Early Modern England Education