Freedom of Speech, 1550-1850
April 7-8, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Baker Center 205
This conference will consider the history of the freedom of speech, c. 1550– 1850. Debora Shuger (UCLA), Ann Thomson (European University Institute), David Womersley (Oxford) and David Como (Stanford) will deliver plenary lectures.
This conference aims to promote academic discussion and to explore new research trends in the history of freedom of speech. It will feature the works of both young and established scholars in the fields of history, intellectual history, law and literature and other fields in which the history of free speech is a topic of research.