Have you ever wondered what research is going on into Shakespeare’s life and times, or what new stories we are discovering from our extensive collections? On Saturday 14th April from 10.00am to 4.30pm at The Shakespeare Centre, we will be launching the Shakespeare Connected project and offering a unique opportunity to those wanting to explore the latest on the famous Bard!
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has been establishing a new network of universities and academics to produce online exhibitions based on our collections, and giving insights into current research projects. This action-packed one-day conference will give you the opportunity to hear about the work of Shakespearians, archaeologists and historians from the universities of Birmingham, Birmingham City, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Oxford, The Open University, Staffordshire and York. Topics include ‘Not to Be: Death in the Collections’, ‘Costuming Shakespeare: Elizabethan Dress Through the Centuries’, ‘Shakespeare and Religious War’, ‘Digging Up New Place’, ‘Shakespeare and Literary Pilgrimage’, ‘Visualising Shakespeare’s Nature’ and many more.
As well as hearing each researcher talk on these interesting topics, some of the objects they’ve curated as part of their own research stories will be on display, offering a great opportunity to see objects that might usually be looked after behind the scenes in our stores. Perhaps it’ll inspire you to make some Shakespearian connections of your own!
To complement the conference, we will also be releasing each academic’s online exhibition via our collections website Discover Shakespeare over the coming months, as well as publishing blogs that support each topic.
Tickets are available at the Shakespeare Houses, or online via our website. The cost for the day (including tea and coffee) is £18.00 (full price) or £15.00 for SBT Friends.
We hope to see you there!