Warwick-Newberry Workshop: Social and Cultural Practice and the Built Environment in Early Modern England

Friday, November 18, 2005
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Warwick-Newberry Collaborative Programs

Held at the University of Warwick, Coventry, England. The theme for this year’s series of workshops is “Space, Culture, and Power: Peopling the Built Environment in Renaissance England, c. 1450-1750.”

This one-day interdisciplinary workshop examined the relationships between specific forms of social and cultural practice and particular types of built environment in early modern England. Short papers and a roundtable forum explored:

  • The characteristics and particularities of the built environment in Renaissance England
  • The development and transmission of particular architectural styles and fashions
  • The relationships between buildings, institutions, political power and cultural practice
  • The literary and artistic representation of the built environment
  • The potential and limits of spatial theory for the exploration of buildings and their use


Cardinal Wolsey and the Culture of Display
Clark Hulse, University of Illinois at Chicago

Some Social and Economic Explanations of the Formand Style of Housing in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England
Adrian Green, Durham University

Geographies of the Tavern in Early Modern England
James Brown, then a University of Warwick PhD student

This is one of a series of collaborative programs between the University of Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance and the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

See the University of Warwick’s web page about this series of programs. Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Warwick-Newberry Collaborative Programs.