Babel is the product of a combined effort by the Early Modern Studies Society and contributors from both Dalhousie and King's.
Submissions are judged by an editorial board of students in the Early Modern Studies Programme at King's, and contributing authors are selected based on the quality of their writing and the originality of their work. In publishing Babel, it is the hope of the Early Modern Studies Society to present readers with a cross-section of the research being done throughout the Early Modern Programme, and to highlight the broad range of interests and ideas which have attracted students to this important intellectual period.
Contributions are widely varied, and include discussions pertaining to the historical developments of the Early Modern period, the role of women in society, changes to the theory and practice of politics, the ethics of economics and the search for morality, to name only a few.
Despite this range of interests, these papers are all united in their attempts to conceptualize the many facets of the Early Modern Period.
Each serves, in its own way, to document an intellectual era that defined itself in response to the tradition of the ancients, and engage in open dialogue with a period that is often considered to stand on the doorstep of the contemporary.