REMINDER: In the Light of Gloriana Conference; Nov 18-21, 2016; Tower of London -- CFP (deadline April 15)

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The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life. Even more themes are listed in the CFP, and digital humanities projects related to any of these themes are welcome too.

Membership in the Gloriana Society is free until January 1, 2017, when a fee will be introduced to help support future conferences and activities. See

The conference will have two keynote talks by world-renowned scholars of the Elizabethan-era. The first keynote speech will be given by Dr. Carole Levin on Queen Elizabeth I. Dr. Levin is the Willa Cather Professor of History and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The second keynote and public lecture on the St. Stephen's Chapel will be given by Dr. John Cooper, Senior Lecturer at the University of York and Principal Investigator for the St. Stephen's Chapel Project. There will be authentic Elizabethan music performed by Letitia Perry and Nia and Andrew Passmore. Two cash prizes will be awarded for the best papers. The conference will take place at the Tower of London, a world-famous historic site and royal palace linked to Queen Elizabeth, and centrally located for travel by both UK and international scholars.

Further information about the conference, and the CFP with its full list of the proposal topics welcomed, can be found on our website Proposal submissions are due April 15, 2016. Please submit an abstract of 250 words, along with your name, affiliation, and status [e.g. doctoral candidate, postgraduate, or faculty]. If you are interested in submitting an entire panel, please contact us ahead of time. Send all inquiries and proposals to

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