Newton Key brought together a panel on Plotting Sedition in Late-Stuart London for the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), held in Denver, Colo., Nov. 18-20. His paper was on Mapping Discourse at the Time of the Rye House Plot. Relatedly, he was elected to the Nominating Council of the NACBS.
Newton Key presented a panel titled “’Going Goth’: Anglo-American (Mis)uses of the Medieval Past” for the Midwest Conference on British Studies (Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. 4-6, 2011), with Angela Vietto and Chris Hanlon of Eastern’s English Department. His paper was titled “Imagining a Gothic Past in the Late-17th Century Britannic Archipelago.” The panel was featured in a Daily Eastern News article. While in Terre Haute, Prof. Key was contacted by CNN for a piece on Guy Fawkes and the 5th of November, which appeared in their CNN Belief Blog. Eastern Illinois University, MA in History students Crystal Abbey, Melissa Greco, Benjamin ILL, Katherine Payne, Paul Shakeshaft, and Patrick Vonesh worked on the registration desk and helped with local arrangenments.
Applications are now being accepted for Booth Library’s awards program to promote and recognize excellence in student research. The awards program encourages students to utilize the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies. These awards are not intended to duplicate or replace any other standing campus awards. Each entry will become a part of Booth Library Student Research and Creativity Collection. Entries must be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 19, 2012. The entry form is available online.