Thursdays at 5pm in The Breakfast Room, Merton College (tea from 4.45).
Suggested preparatory reading follows the titles.
Convenors: Ian Archer, Alexandra Gajda, Steven Gunn and Lucy Wooding
Week 1 (12th October)
Dr Jonathan Healey (OUDCE) ‘The Curious Case of the Cross-Dressing Catholic: Revelry and Resistance in Jacobean Lancashire’
Peter Burke, Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (1978), Ch. 7; Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘The Rites of Violence: Religious Riot in Sixteenth Century France’, Past and Present, 59 (1973); Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Fight Between Carnival and Lent (1559): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Pieter_Bruegel_d._%C...
Week 2 (19th October)
Charles Cornish-Dale (Lincoln College) ‘Archbishop Laud and the Corporation of Wimborne Minster, 1636-1639’
J. Willis, Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England: Discourses, Sites and Identities (2010), chs. 2, 3 and 4; I. Atherton, ‘Cathedrals, Laudianism, and the British Churches’, Historical Journal, 53:4 (2010), 895-918.
Week 3 (26th October)
Prof. Ann Hughes (Keele Univ.) ‘The Scribal Legacies of Katherine Gell 1645-1730’
Mark Goldie, Roger Morrice and the Puritan Whigs (The Entring Book of Roger Morrice vol 1) (2007) ch. 4; Kate Narveson, Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern England (2012), ch. 5; Gillian Wright, ‘Delight in Good Books: Family, Devotional Practice and Textual Circulation in Sarah Savage’s Diaries’, Book History 18 (2015) 48-74.
Week 4 (2 November)
Dr Angela McShane (Wellcome Collection) ‘“Holy Harmony”: Puritans and Popular Song in seventeenth-century England’
Christopher Durston and Jaqueline Eales, ‘Introduction: The Puritan Ethos, 1560-1700’, and Patrick Collinson, ‘Elizabethan and Jacobean Puritanism as Forms of Popular Religious Culture’, in Durston and Eales eds., The Culture of English Puritanism, 1560-1700 (1996), 1-31, 32-57; Tessa Watt, Cheap Print and Popular Piety, 1550-1640 (1993), esp. Ch. 2.
Week 5 (9 November)
Prof. Andy Wood (Durham Univ.) ‘Work and Social Relations in England, 1500-1640’
M. Bennett, ‘Misogyny, popular culture and women’s work’, History Workshop, 31 (1991); M. Hailwood, ‘Sociability, work and labouring identity in seventeenth-century England’, Cultural and Social History, 8, 1 (2011), 9-29; K. Thomas, ‘Work and leisure in pre-industrial society’, Past and Present, 29 (1964).
Week 6 (16 November)
Prof. Nandini Das (Univ. of Liverpool) ‘Sir Thomas Roe: Memory, Transculturality, and the Incorporated Self’
Henry Turner, ‘Introduction’, The Corporate Commonwealth (2016); Nandini Das, ‘“Apes of Imitation”: Imitation and Identity in Sir Thomas Roe’s Embassy to India’, in Jyotsna Singh, ed., A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion (2009), 114-128.
Week 7 (23 November)
Dr Charmian Mansell (Univ. of Exeter and TORCH) ‘Space, Place, and Experiences of Service: evidence from the church court depositions of early modern England’
Amanda Flather, Gender and Space in Early Modern England (2007), esp. cc. 2, 3, 4; Tim Meldrum, Domestic Service and Gender 1660-1750: Life and Work in the London Household (2000), esp. c. 4; Ann Kussmaul, Servants in Husbandry in Early Modern England (1981), cc. 1, 4.
Week 8 (30 November)
Dr Steven Reid (Univ. of Glasgow) ‘The False Scots Urchin and his Dearest Sister: James, Elizabeth and Factional Politics in Scotland, 1583-1584’
Julian Goodare and Michael Lynch, ‘James VI: Universal King?’, in eidem, eds, The Reign of James VI (2000), 1-31; Steven J. Reid, ‘Of Bairns and Bearded Men: James VI and the Ruthven Raid’, in Miles Kerr-Peterson and Steven J. Reid, eds, James VI and Noble Power in Scotland, c. 1578-1603 (Routledge, 2017), 32-56.