22-24 July 2009

University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

Email: [email protected]

Registration deadline: 12 July 2009

Newton: Milton, Two Cultures? is co-hosted by the Newton Project (, the Centre for Early Modern Studies, the Sussex Centre for Intellectual History and the School of Humanities at the University of Sussex. The international conference aims to bring together experts in the fields of English Literature, History of Science and general History to consider a number of questions relating to the work and careers of Isaac Newton and John Milton including: social, political and religious contexts; metaphysical and scientific beliefs; political ideas; literature and science; religion and science; rhetorical techniques; relationship with the ‘occult’ traditions, among others.

We are specially keen to invite doctoral and postdoctoral students. 6 student bursaries are available at £60 each. Bursaries have been awarded by the Society for Renaissance Studies. For further details please email [email protected]

Keynote speaker: Barbara K. Lewalski, (William R. Kenan Professor of English Literature and of History and Literature, Harvard University). Wednesday 22 July (17.30 – 19.00). Lecture followed by a reception with drinks and cocktail finger buffet. Cost of attending this lecture only is £10 (standard) and £8 (students and retired). For registration and further details, email [email protected] or phone 01323 873 220.

Other speakers include:

Justin Champion (Professor of History, Royal Holloway), Rosanna Cox, (Lecturer, University of Kent), Brian Cummings (Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex), Matthew Dimmock, (Reader in English Literature, University of Sussex), Stephen Fallon (Professor of English Literature, University of Notre Dame), Andrew Hadfield (Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex), Margaret Healy (Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Sussex), Rebekah Higgitt, (Senior Curator, National Maritime Museum), Sarah Hutton (Professor of Intellectual History, University of Aberystwyth), Rob Iliffe (Professor of Intellectual History and History of Science, University of Sussex), Ken Knoespel, (Professor of History and Dean of Arts and Humanities, Georgia Institute of Technology), Bill Newman (Professor of History of Science, Indiana University), John Rogers, (Professor of English Literature, Yale University), G. A. John Rogers (Editor, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Keele University), Regina Schwartz, (Professor of English literature, Northwestern University), Nigel Smith, (Professor of English Literature, Princeton University), David Womersley, (Professor of English Literature, Oxford University), and Dr. John Young (Newton Project, University of Sussex).