Dorothy Dunnett Centenary Conference

Understanding Diversity in the 15th and 16th Centuries

The Dorothy Dunnett Centenary Conference will be held at the Kimpton Hotel, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh from Thursday 20th – Friday 21st April, 2023

Download the Conference Programme here.

Thursday 20th April – Day One

11.00-12 noon: Registration
12.30: Buffet Lunch
13.45: Welcome and Introduction

14.00: Conference Session One

Dr Kit Heyam
‘What do we talk about when we talk about gender and sexual diversity?’

Rebecca Davis Stevenson
‘Sex and Power, Gender and Transgression: Lessons for Today from LGBT Diversity in the 15th and 16th Centuries.’

16.00: Break for refreshments

16.40: Conference Session Two

Domagoj Krpan
‘The relationship between the Ruthenian Uniate Church and other Christian communities in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.’

Dr Bess Rhodes
Dangerous Strangers: Changing Attitudes to Outsiders in Reformation Scotland.’

17.45: End of Day One

Friday 21st  April – Day Two

09.00: Welcome

09.15: Conference Session Three

Dr Jelena Bakić
‘Reading Diversity in the Italian Renaissance Paratexts.’

Dr Jill Hind
‘From Marriage Pawn to Patronage – Women’s Soft Power in the Renaissance.’

Dr Ally Ziatar
‘When the Body is ill, the Mind Suffers: Unravelling Women’s Madness and Mental Illness Throughout Historic Europe.’

10.45: Break for refreshments

11.15: Conference Session Four

Dr Nere Jone Intxaustegi Jauregi
‘Limpieza de sangre: blood purity in the Basque territory of Biscay.’

Dr Antonia Gatward Cevizli
‘Depicting diversity in Italian painting.’

12.30: Buffet Lunch

13.45: Conference Session Five

Dr Anna Piotrowska
‘Gypsies or Turks? Beggars or Jugglers? On the reception of the Romani people in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries.’

Dr Lesley Mickel
‘ “Our Heilanmen’: assimilating others into early modern Scotland through performance.’

14.45: Conference Session Six

Dr Kristin Bundesen
‘The Places We’ve Been: Diversity, Disquisition – and Dunnett.’

16.00 : Break for refreshments

16.30: Conference Session Seven

Round Table – All Speakers
Questions, answers and discussion

 17.15: Conclusion of Conference

Download the Conference Programme here.

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