The Eighth International Conference of the Society for Emblem Studies will take place at Winchester College, Hampshire, England from 28th July to 1st August 2008. The conference theme will be "Word and Image, 1500-1900: Figure, Form and Function".

Emblem Studies is a broad interdisciplinary field of research into early modern culture that encompasses literary studies, art history and iconography, religious practice and theology, political discourses, the history of mentalities, material culture, and social manners and mores. Centred upon the distinctive combination of text and image that emerged from various strands of late medieval and Renaissance humanist culture, emblem studies considers printed books of emblems, emblems in the material culture, symbol theories and the emblematic ideas in art and writing, as well as the evolution of these forms in different contexts.


If in an emergency you need to contact any delegate attending the Conference, please telephone the Porters' Lodge at Winchester College on 01962 621 227.