Convenors: Ian Archer, Alexandra Gajda, Steven Gunn and Lucy Wooding
Time: Thursdays at 5pm.
Venue: On Teams weeks 1-4. For meeting invite please email email@example.com. Provisionally in person from Weeks 5-8.
Week 1: Thursday 20th January, 5pm
Prof. Paulina Kewes, (Jesus College): ‘Parliaments in Early Modern Europe’s Political Imagination’
Dr Paul Seward, (History of Parliament): ‘Parliaments in Early Modern Europe’s Political Culture’
Paul Seaward, ‘Why the History of Parliament Has Not Been Written’, Parliamentary History, 40 (2021), 5-24; Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, The Emperor’s Old Clothes: Constitutional History and the Symbolic Language of the Holy Roman Empire, trans. Thomas Dunlap (2015), Introduction; Paulina Kewes, Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves, and Paul Seaward, ‘Recovering Europe’s Parliamentary Culture, 1500-1700’ and other blogs in the series.
Week 2: Thursday 27th January, 5pm
Dr Sadie Jarrett, (Queen’s College): ‘“Learning the arte of piracy”: The Welsh Gentry and early modern British Expansionism’
A.H. Dodd, ‘Wales and Ireland from reformation to revolution’, in Studies in Stuart Wales (1952), 76-109; Paul Hammer, ‘A Welshman Abroad: Captain Peter Wynn of Jamestown’, Parergon, 16 (1998), 59–92.
Week 3: Thursday 3rd February, 5pm
Alex Beeton, (New College): ‘“Tempora mutantur”: Royalists in Places of Education during the Rump Parliament'
J. Twigg, The University of Cambridge and the English Revolution, 1625-1688 (1990), 103-205; W.A.L. Vincent, The State and School Education, 1640-1660, in England and Wales: a survey based on printed sources (London, 1950); B. Worden, ‘Politics, Piety, and Learning: Cromwellian Oxford’, in his God’s Instruments, Political Conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell (2012), 91-193.
Hannah Lee (St Edmund Hall): ‘The Readmission of the Jews and the Power of the Civil Magistrate in the 1650s’
Andrew Crome, ‘English national identity and the readmission of the Jews, 1650–1656’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 66 (2015), 280–301; Eliane Glaser, ‘Reasons … theological, political, and mixt of both: A reconsideration of the “readmission” of the Jews to England,’ Reformation 9 (2004), 173-203.
Week 4: Thursday 10th February, 5pm
Professor Peter Lake, (Vanderbilt University): ‘“A late and sad example”: Issues of Peace and War, and the Political Life, on the Caroline Stage’.
Week 5: Thursday 17th February, 5pm
Aude de Mézerac-Zanetti, (Université de Lille): ‘New Heuristic Approaches to the Liturgy: Changing Worship Practices in the reign of Henry VIII’
Week 6: Thursday 24th February, 5pm
Sophie Aldred, (Worcester College): ‘”Justifying the Gospel Ministry” – Lord Robartes on Preaching, Ordination, and the Restoration Settlement’
A. Milton, England’s Second Reformation, The Battle for the Church of England, 1625-1662 (2021).
Christopher Barbour-Mercer, (St Catherine’s College): ' “A commonwealth is not fit for us, because we are not fit for a commonwealth”: Trimming and Republicanism in the Restoration Crisis ’
Jonathan Scott, Algernon Sidney and the Restoration Crisis, 1677-1683 (1991), ch. 7; Andrew Mansfield, ‘The First Earl of Shaftesbury’s Resolute Conscience and Aristocratic Constitutionalism’, Historical Journal (in press, 2021); Gaby Mahlberg, Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the seventeenth century: dreaming of another game (2009), ch. 1.
Week 7: Thursday 3rd March, 5pm
Catherine Jenkinson, (Lincoln College): ‘Prisoners and Religion in the Tower of London, 1547-1625’
Peter Lake and Michael Questier, ‘Prisons, Priests and People’, in Nicholas Tyacke (ed.), England’s Long Reformation, 1500-1800 (London, 1998), pp. 195-233; John H. Langbein, Torture and the Law of Proof: Europe and England in the Ancien Régime (Chicago, 1977).
Ellen Paterson, (Lincoln College): ‘A Land So Distressed Without War’: Economic Crisis, the Commission for Trade, and Anti-Monopoly Petitioning c. 1622-1624’
B. Supple, Commercial crisis and change in England 1600-1624 (1959), chs. 3-4; T. Leng, Fellowship and freedom: the Merchant Adventurers and the restructuring of English commerce, 1582-1700 (2020), ch. 6.
Week 8: Thursday 10th March, 5pm
DPhil Student Transfer of Status presentations