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Aphra Behn & her Restoration

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To view the Aphra Behn Draft Programme (as of 1 May 2024), please click here


Aphra Behn & her Restoration

Aphra Behn (Europe) Society

From 2–4 July 2024, the Aphra Behn (Europe) Society will meet for its 8th international in-person conference, Aphra Behn & her Restoration, at the University of Kent. This sits perfectly between the village of Harbledown, Aphra Behn’s birthplace, and the city of Canterbury where she grew up.

The rough draft conference schedule is now available to view by clicking the link above; this will be regularly updated as changes are made.

Booking for non-presenting academic attendees is open by clicking on the 'Book Now' button above.  The full conference fee will be £200 for three days' attendance.  An early career/low waged rate is also available.

Accommodation will also be available at the University of Kent, and delegates who wish to take the opportunity of being in Canterbury to explore the city’s rich heritage, will be able to book to arrive before the conference and/or to stay on after it. 

Location of accommodation and conference venue can be seen here: Campus Map  Accommodation is in Keynes College (close to the middle of the map, labelled N6). The conference is being held in the Templeman Building, which is about 3-4 minutes’ walk (on the flat) from the accommodation (marked J11 on the map).

Public Lectures - £5 each - (click 'Book Now' above)

- Tuesday 2nd July, 10:30am: Christine Charlesworth, ‘Making the Canterbury Statue of Aphra Behn’

- Wednesday 3rd July, 11:00am: Mel Evans, ‘Aphra Behn’s Spying Letters’

- Thursday 4th July, 12:30pm: Charlotte Cornell, ‘Rooting Aphra: Behn's Kentish Beginnings’

- Thursday 4th July, 3:30pm: Loveday Ingram, 'Aphra Behn Onstage Now and in the Future'





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