Courtesy and Conduct

We're mapping the early modern origins of some of the most taken-for-granted notions of civil conduct.

Funded by a Swiss National Science Foundation grant, "Civility, Cultural Exchange and Conduct Literature in Early Modern England, 1500-1800" seeks to highlight the interrelated role played by production and reception in the development of early modern conduct literature. Based at the University of Fribourg's Department of English, "Courtesy and Conduct" brings together researchers from across Western Switzerland to unravel the multifaceted history of the conduct book in the British Isles.