Schedule and Speakers

Thursday, September 6, 2018

3:00 pm

Optional pre-conference tour of the Ancient World Mapping Center

Davis Library (space limited—early registration encouraged—meet in Wilson Library)

4:30 pm

Reception and viewing of exhibitions in the Wilson Library

  • “Sir Walter Uncloaked: the Man, the Myths, the Legacy”, North Carolina Collection Gallery
  • “Histories of the World: Global History in the Age of Discovery”, Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room

5:15 pm

Welcome and Announcements

Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library

5:30 pm

Maps and the Man: Sir Walter Raleigh and Maps

Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Speaker: Peter Barber, Head of Maps (retired), British Library

Friday, September 7, 2018

All sessions in Wilson Library

8:30 am

Coffee, pastries

9:00 am

Welcome, review of schedule

9:15 am

Exploration, Archaeology, and Settlement

  • Where’s Walter?: Archaeology and Raleigh’s New World Colonies
    Speaker: Eric Klingelhofer, Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of History,
    Mercer University
  • The Archaeology of the Munster Plantation in Ireland: Raleigh, Spenser, and Boyle
    Speaker: James Lyttleton, Professional Archaeologist and Independent Scholar

10:40 am

Morning break

11:00 am

Western Hemisphere Dreams

  • Scientific Expertise and the Financing of the Roanoke Colony
    Speaker: Brent Lane, Fellow of Economic Strategy, Kenan Flagler Business School,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ralegh and the ‘Discoverie of Guiana’: Benevolent Tropical Imperialist, Potential Conquistador, or Self-Interested Opportunist
    Speaker: Joyce Lorimer, Professor Emeritus of History, Wilfrid Laurier University

12:30 pm

Lunch (boxed, onsite)

1:15 pm

Soldier and Scholar

  • Sir Walter Raleigh and the Renaissance Soldier-Scholar
    Speaker: Matthew Woodcock, Senior Lecturer, School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
  • The History of the World, Part II
    Speaker: Nicholas Popper, Associate Professor of History, College of William and Mary

2:40 pm

Afternoon break

3:00 pm

Studying the Roanokes

Speaker: Karen Kupperman, Professor Emeritus of History, New York University

5:30 pm

Reception and Dinner, Carolina Inn
[Requires separate registration—fee]

7:15 pm

Ralegh’s Two Elizabeths

Speaker: Anna Beer, Biographer and Visiting Fellow and Senior Course Tutor in Creative Writing, Kellogg College, Oxford University

Saturday, September 8, 2018

All sessions in Wilson Library

8:30 am

Coffee, pastries

9:00 am

Raleigh and His World in the Digital Age

  • Raleigh’s Networks: Introducing MACMORRIS
    Speaker: David Baker, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Window to Raleigh’s World: Spenser’s Irish Castle in Virtual and Augmented Reality
    Speaker: Thomas Herron, Professor of English, East Carolina University

10:30 am

Morning break

10:45 am

Sir Walter Raleigh, Publisher

Speaker: Steven W. May, Professor of English, Emory University

11:30 am

George Chapman’s Realms of Gold: Revisiting the ‘School of Night’

Speaker: Jessica Wolfe, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:15 pm

A Reading of a Selection of Poems by Sir Walter Raleigh

Speaker: Christopher Armitage, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:30 pm

Roundtable discussion with speakers, participants sharing thoughts about conference and suggestions about topics related to Raleigh and his world that need to be explored

1:00 pm

Adjournment

*Raleigh vs Ralegh spelling reflects speaker’s preference

Questions: Please call the North Carolina Collection at 919-962-1172.