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Instruments of Power

Posted By Christopher Brown, Sunday, May 7, 2017
Updated: Sunday, May 7, 2017

This interdisciplinary panel or series of panels will examine the relationship between our objects of study and power, between material objects of human creativity, authority, and influence. How does literature, art, architecture, science, theater, philosophy, cartography, music, or historiography become a means of advancing, suppressing, questioning, and/or subverting power? How does the creation, use, manipulation, and/or reception of a given work affect its status as an instrument of power? How does the representation of certain objects, figures, or spaces within a given work become an exploration of power dynamics? We welcome both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary papers from all fields of study and all national traditions on works between 1300-1700.


Please submit your proposal (150-word maximum), along with paper title (15-word maximum) and brief CV (300-word maximum) by June 1st at 11:59 pm EST to Christopher Brown ( and Sanam Nader-Esfahani ( 

Tags:  agency  authority  influence  interdisciplinary  objects  power  power dynamics 

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