Europe and India in the Early Modern Period
Newman House UCD & Old Library TCD
Date & Time
3rd June, 2010 @ 13:15:00
Europe and India in the Early Modern Period International Conference,
3-4 June 2010, Newman House UCD & Old Library TCD
Organized by Daniel Carey, Derval Conroy and Jane Conroy
Conference organized with the support of:
The Early Modern Research Strand, University College, Dublin
Texts Contexts and Cultures, NUI, Galway
The Library, Trinity College, Dublin
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Society for Renaissance Studies
Thursday 3 June, Newman House, 85-86, St Stephen's Green
13.15 Registration in Newman House
14.15 Joan-Pau Rubiés (London School of Economics):
‘Despotism and superstition: changing views of Indian civilization in Europe, 1550-1750'
14.45 Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway):
‘John Locke and sati'
16.00 Rui Loureiro, Universidade Nova de Lisboa e Universidade dos Açores:
‘The Indian journeys of a Spanish ambassador: Don García de Silva y Figuero and his Comentarios
16.30 Dirk van der Cruysse, University of Antwerp:
‘Barthélemy Carré's second itinerary to Persia and India'
17.15 Reception in Newman House
Friday 4 June, Henry Jones Conference Room, Old Library, TCD
9.30 Visit to the exhibition: Nabobs, Soldiers and Imperial Service: the Irish in India
The Old Library, Trinity College with Dr Charles Benson, Keeper of Early Printed Books
10.00 Nandini Das (University of Liverpool):
‘Elizabeth I and the East India Company'
10.30 Richmond Barbour (Oregon State University):
‘Corporate praxis and the legacy of privateering: early voyages of the London East India
11.30 Florence D'Souza (Université de Lille):
‘Some European perceptions of Indian trade and multiculturalism in pre-colonial Surat'
12.00 Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick):
‘Superiority by design? Cotton, technology and aesthetics in Eurasian trade, c. 1600-1800'
12.30 Inès Zupanov (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris):
‘Passage to India: Jesuit spiritual economy between martyrdom and profit'
14.45 Michael Harrigan (Fellow at Marsh's Library):
‘Early Modern French Travellers and Histories of India'
15.15 Zoltán Biedermann (Birkbeck, University of London):
‘Negotiating India: Portuguese travel and diplomacy in Hindustan, 1498-1550'
15.45 Dejanirah Couto (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris):
‘Informal Portuguese diplomacy of the Estado da India: spies and renegades in Gujarat (1535-
16.30 Final discussion