The Uses and Abuses of Civility, 1500-1700',
26th-27th May 2023, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
This conference provides an opportunity for scholars to re-examine early modern Europe’s fascination with civil conduct. What actions were performed in the name of civility, and who benefitted from the culture of civility that flourished in early modern Europe? How were codes of manners popularly used to justify the stratification of society within and outside of Europe? What legacy has the genre of conduct literature left behind?
We welcome papers that provide new analyses of: