DATES: 18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015

HOST: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art

VENUE: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings. The theme may include topics such as:
- Cross-cultural influences in relation to trade, art, literature, piracy and captivity
- Classical (Greco-Roman) identities, philosophy, literature, art and culture
- International conversations in science and philosophy including botany, animal husbandry, general agriculture, mathematics, etc.

*DEADLINE: Registration form due by November 15th, 2014.

We will begin considering abstracts on the 1st of September, 2014.

Early modernists and modernists from all disciplines (e.g. art history, social history, history of science, literature, ecofeminism, political theory etc) are invited to submit proposals for papers related to the theme of the conference.

PAPER PROPOSALS: 20-minute papers are invited on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme of the conference.

ABSTRACTS of 150 to 200 words should be emailed to the conference organizers.

Conferences Organizers:
Lisa Walters: Email
Sara Mendelson: Email
Brandie Siegfried: Email
Jim Fitzmaurice: Email
Alexandra G. Bennett: Email

QUERIES: about the conference or about the Margaret Cavendish Society should be directed to: Sara Mendelson or Brandie Siegfried

You can find more up-to-date information about some Cavendish resources on the Margaret Cavendish Society Facebook page here, managed by Professor James Fitzmaurice.


We are also pleased to announce our next meeting:

Forthcoming Conference
CFP for the RSA 2014 meeting in New York

***The International Margaret Cavendish Society announces plans to offer two or three sessions at the Renaissance Society of America meeting in New York. There are no set topics at this point, though organizers expect to group papers in panels according to themes that emerge. In the past, sessions have been held on Cavendish and -- philosophy and natural history, art and architecture, other Early Modern women writers, other writers in the larger Cavendish family, and biography/autobiography.***

Send abstracts of 150 words together with a vita as soon as possible (but no later than 20 May 2013) to:

Jim Fitzmaurice --
Lisa Walters --

Past Cavendish Conferences and Past Sessions in Other Conferences

2013 Tenth Biennial Margaret Cavendish Conference, Utah, USA, July 2013

2013 RSA, San Diego, USA, April 2013

2012 Two Cavendish Sessions at RSA, Washington, D.C., March, 2012

2011 Ninth Biennial Margaret Cavendish Conference, Ghent and Antwerp, Belgium (Delegate e-mail list Details)

2009 Margaret Cavendish Society Conference, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Organizers: Lisa Sarasohn, Jim Fitzmaurice, Sara Mendelson & Brandie Siegfried

2007 Margaret Cavendish Society Conference, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Organizers: Lisa Sarasohn, Jim Fitzmaurice, Sara Mendelson and Brandie Siegfried

2005 Margaret Cavendish Society Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Organizers: Sara Mendelson & Mary O'Connor

2003 MLA Margaret Cavendish Society panel, San Diego, California, USA
Organizer: James Fitzmaurice

2003 Margaret Cavendish Society Conference, Chester, United Kingdom
Organizers: Emma Rees & Gweno Williams

  • Details (PDF file)
  • Announcement
  • Program (PDF file)

2001 Margaret Cavendish Conference, Massachusetts, USA
Organizers: Susanne Woods & Anne Shaver

2000 MLA Cavendish panel, Washington DC, USA
Organizers: Suzanne Araas Vesely & James Fitzmaurice

1999 Margaret Cavendish Conference, Paris, France
Organizer: Line Cottegnies

1998 MLA Margaret Cavendish panel, San Francisco, USA
Organizer: Nancy S. Weitz

1997 Margaret Cavendish Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom
Organizer: Shirley Stacy

1996 Margaret Cavendish Conference, Norwich, United Kingdom
Organizer: Emma L. E. Rees

1995 Margaret Cavendish Colloquium, London, United Kingdom
Organizer: Stephen Clucas

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