As another term comes to a close, why not celebrate with some Early Modern seminars (and one postgraduate conference)? Over the vacation, we will be continuing to announce upcoming events on this blog and on our Twitter (@OxfordCEMS). Please do get in touch with any seminar schedules and announcements for Trinity term, and particularly if you'd like to write a short blog post on your research or an upcoming event/publication!
Monday 6 March
- Bodleian Master Classes in Early Modern Manuscripts
2.15pm, Horton Room, Weston Library (Level 1)
Daniel Smith (KCL): 'A manuscript of John Donne's 'Goodfriday' from the collection of Robert S. Pirie – poor memorial reconstruction, or authorial early version?
- Italian Renaissance Seminar
5pm, St Catherine’s College
Jim Harris (Ashmolean Museum), Peter Dent (University of Bristol, Dept of Art History): ‘Ghiberti’s Commentarii: A Guide to Looking’
- All Souls College Seminar in Early Modern Intellectual History
5.00–6.45pm, All Souls, Hovenden Room
Jill Kraye (Warburg Institute, London): ‘What does Renaissance humanism have to do with Renaissance philosophy?’
- Besterman Enlightenment Workshop
5pm Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road)
Laurence Brockliss (University of Oxford): ‘The Lure of Paris: The Republic of Letters and Eighteenth-Century Speed-Dating’
- Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture Seminar
5:15pm, Old Library, Hertford College
Professor Abigail Williams (St Peter's College): 'Reading and Sociability in the Eighteenth-Century Home'
- Oxford Bibliographic Society
5.15pm, Weston Library, Lecture Theatre
Emma Smith: 'Marital Marginalia: The Books of Thomas and Isabella Hervey (ca 1675–1694)'
Tuesday 7 March
- 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 Graduate Forum
5.15pm, St Cross Building, History of the Book Room
Deborah Ramkhelawan: "'Dear Sister Moll': Reading Mary Evelyn’s Childhood Correspondence"
Emily Jennings: "'Balaam's Asse': Apocalypse, Treason, and the Politics of Interpretation in Mid-Jacobean Britain"
Wednesday 8 March
- Early Modern German Culture: An Interdisciplinary Seminar
2pm, Gerry Martin Room, History Faculty (followed by afternoon tea).
Jan Zdichynec (Charles University, Prague): ‘Abbesses – Nuns – Monks. Disciplining, Communication and Culture in the Cistercian nunneries of Early Modern Upper Lusatia’
Petr Hrachovec (Institute of History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic): ‘Parish, Piety and Providence. The Case of Early Modern Zittau’
- 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.
Alice Martin (Mount Stuart Trust): 'Mount Stuart: Scotland's Treasure House Past, Present and Future'
- Seminar in the History of the Exact Sciences
5.00pm, All Souls College, Hovenden Room
Rebekah Higgitt (University of Kent): 'Communicating Longitude after Harrison: the Board of Longitude in the late eighteenth century'
- Late Medieval Europe Seminar: Paper and Parchment
5pm, St John’s College, New Seminar Room
Final discussion and display of early books in St John’s College Library.
Thursday 9 March
- Traditions in Motion: The Circulation of Texts, 1100-1900
2.15pm, Quarrell Room, Exeter College
- Early Modern British History Seminar
5pm in The Breakfast Room, Merton College (tea from 4.45)
Graduate student presentations:
Chloe Ingersent (Oriel), '(En)Gendering violence in sixteenth-century England'
Joseph Newall (St Cross), ‘A Greate Offendor in His Kind of Writinge': Archbishop Laud and the Prosecution of William Prynne’s Histrio-mastix, 1633–4’
Thomas Pert (Lincoln), 'The Palatine Family c. 1632-48: Experiences of exile in the Thirty Years' War'
William White (St Anne’s), 'Politics and Religion in the Sermons of the Royalist Clergy, 1642-1662'
Micheline Astley-Boden (Christ Church), ‘Religious Violence During the English Civil War’
Hayley Ross (St John’s),"'Popery' and Conscience in Late Seventeenth-Century Anti-Catholic Texts’
- Thomas Middleton, 'A Trick to Catch the Old One'
4pm, English Faculty
Lectures by Harry McCarthy and Laurie Maguire.
7:30pm, Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall
Performance by Edward's Boys: tickets available here.
Friday 10 March
- Prison/Exile: Controlled Spaces in Early Modern Europe
Two-day conference (10-11 March), Ertegun House
See the conference website for programme and more information. Free registration is open until 8 March.
- The Seminar in the History of the Book
2.15pm, in the Weston Library, Visiting Scholars’ Centre (Level 2)
Professor Rodolfo Savelli, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova: 'Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century'
In other news:
The abstract deadline for our upcoming conference, "Mimesis on Trial" is 15 March; abstracts for "Cultures of Collecting, 1550-1700" will be accepted until 10 April. Please see the Conferences page for more information on both.
Next week, 13-14 March, the Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy is hosting a free two-day conference on "Philosophy of/and Education": programme and registration information here.
Registration is also open for the conference 'After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443 to 1517' taking place at St. Anne's College 28-30 June.
Finally, enjoy the springtime and don't forget to go outside once in a while...