Along with the regular schedule of seminars and events, there are a number of announcements and calls for papers this week - see below!
Monday 27 February
- Italian Renaissance Seminar
5pm, St Catherine’s College
Marco Gentile (Università degli Studi di Parma, Dept of History): ‘The Count’s Funeral. Rural Lordship and the City in Fifteenth-Century Lombardy’
- E.A. Lowe Lectures in Palaeography 3: 'The Fox and the Bees; the First Century of the Library of Corpus Christi College'
5pm, MBI Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College
Professor Rod Thomson, 'The Library They Produced'
- All Souls College Seminar in Early Modern Intellectual History
5.00–6.45pm, All Souls, Hovenden Room
Mara van der Lugt (Göttingen): ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly: the problem of evil in early modern philosophy’
- Besterman Enlightenment Workshop
5 p.m. Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road)
Andrew Kahn (University of Oxford): ‘The Enlightenment Radicalism of Alexander Radishchev’
- Oxford Bibliographic Society
5.15pm, Weston Library, Lecture Theatre
Adam Smyth: "‘Tatters allegoricall’: reading and not reading printed waste in early modern books"
Tuesday 28 February
- Early Modern Catholicism Seminar
5pm, Wolfson College, Seminar Room 3
John Hunt (Utah Valley): 'Wagering on the Red Hat: Gambling on the Promotion of Cardinals in Sixteenth-Century Rome'
- Early Modern Literature Seminar
5.15pm, Ertegun House
Sophie Read (Cambridge), “Spiceworld: God & the Metaphysics of Scent in some Seventeenth-Century Poetry"
Wednesday 1 March
- Engaging with the Humanities
12.15pm, Saïd Business School, Park End Street
Professor Ben Morgan, 'Shakespeare's Conviviality'
Registration is required for this event; see here for more information.
- Graduate Seminar in History 1680-1850
5 p.m., Turl Yard Lecture Room, Lincoln College (ask at the college lodge for directions). Tea and Coffee will be served from 4.45pm. All research students working in this period are encouraged to attend; anyone else interested is also very welcome.
William Ashworth (Liverpool): 'The Gifts of Athena Revisited: Protectionism, Regulation and the British Industrial Revolution, 1700-1800'
- Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
5.00pm, All Souls College, Hovenden Room
Clara Silvia Roero (University of Turin): 'M.G. Agnesi (1718–1799): The first Italian woman to write a treatise of calculus'
- Late Medieval Europe Seminar: Paper and Parchment
5 pm, St John’s College, New Seminar Room
Torsten Hiltmann (University of Münster): 'Coats of Arms in Books and Beyond: The Objectivation of Heraldry and Its Materiality'
Thursday 2 March
- Democracy and its Discontents: Rousseau, Robespierre, Paine
12.15pm, TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities Building
Olivier Tonneau (University of Cambridge): 'Justice as prudence: Robespierre's struggle to prevent terror (1789-1792)'
Yannick Bosc (Rouen): 'Thomas Paine and Robespierre: the Terror of the Rights of Man'
Daniel Thévenon (University of Cambridge): 'Rousseau, Freedom and the French Revolution'
See here for more information.
- Traditions in Motion: The Circulation of Texts, 1100-1900
2.15pm, Quarrell Room, Exeter College
Thomas Roebuck (University of East Anglia): "Thomas Smith (1638-1710) and His Journey to the Levant: Continuities and Transformations in Oriental Scholarship"
- Key Words in Early Modern French Culture Seminar
3.30pm, Maison Française Library (2-10 Norham Road)
Jean-Alexandre Perras (Jesus College): “Génie”
- Early Modern British History Seminar
5pm in The Breakfast Room, Merton College (tea from 4.45)
Graduate student presentations:
Emily Glassford (Lincoln), ‘Excess, Corruption, and Sin: Cultural Stereotypes of Strangers in London and at the English Court, c. 1450-1558'
Joel Butler (Wadham), 'The Levant Company and Anglo-Ottoman Diplomacy in the sixteenth century: Re-Orienting Perspectives’
Christopher Gausden (Jesus), ‘The English View of the Scottish Court, 1594: The Baptism of Prince Henry’
Michael Heimos (St Cross), ‘In the night the heart doeth wander…’ – Koheleth and Expression, Practical Divinity, and Community in England, 1585 – 1603’
Matthew Ward (Kellogg), 'The political and religious thought of John Vesey: a chapter in the Anglo-Irish reception of Thomas Hobbes'
- Early Modern French Seminar
5.15pm, Maison Française Library (2-10 Norham Road)
David LaGuardia (Dartmouth College): 'On the Practices of Memory: The Case of Jeanne d’Albret and Catherine de Médicis'
Friday 3 March
- The Seminar in the History of the Book
2.15pm, in the Weston Library, Visiting Scholars’ Centre (Level 2)
Dr Paul Needham, Scheide Library, Princeton University Library: 'The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles'
- Getting Your Hands Dirty With the Digital Manuscripts Toolkit
3-5pm, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library
Spaces are limited and advance registration is required; see here for more information.
In other news:
CEMS has launched a Call for Papers for another one-day conference, titled "Cultures of Collecting, 1500-1750" (14 June 2017, CFP deadline 10 April). We are also still accepting abstracts for "Mimesis on Trial" (20 May 2017), with the deadline coming up 15 March -- please see here for more information on both and email your abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture Seminar is looking for DPhil students and postdocs to present posters about their research: details can be found here; the deadline for expressions of interest is 11 March, coinciding with the TORCH humanities poster competition.
Registration is now open for the Prison/Exile: Controlled Spaces in Early Modern Europe conference taking place at Ertegun House 10-11 March.
Registration also is open for a conference on The Book Index (22-23 June 2017) hosted by the Centre for the History of the Book.