Next Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, a conference on The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe will take place at the University of Illinois. You can read a summary of the conference’s themes and concerns at the homepage for the conference.
You can also view a program for the conference, with synopses of the presentations (click on titles of presentations to read more).
Keynote speakers are Roberto Dainotto of Duke University, Barbara Fuchs of UCLA, and Nabil Matar of the University of Minnesota.
Members of the UIUC community do not need to register to attend; otherwise, information on registration is available here (please note that the deadline for registration is Oct. 2, this coming Sunday).