Translation, Movement, and Migrations

The movements of people, goods and texts across the early modern world is the object of many different kinds of research across Oxford. But, as the word ‘translation’ suggests in modern English, the period 1400-1800 also saw the movement of learning in ancient languages into new vernaculars and new print media, fostering new humanist cultures of learning. So ‘translation, movement and migrations’ refers to a very broad range of research at Oxford, from literary research on the European ‘Renaissance’ of classical literature to the global and imperial histories of violently contested rights to trade routes from Christendom and the Ottoman Empire through Asia and China, reaching to the New World. In 2022, a conference was held, supported by CEMS and the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre on the Capture of Hormuz in 1622, as a cross-disciplinary event involving global and imperial history, literature and art history, classical and cultural studies, questioning the concepts of ‘connected histories’ and ‘the early modern world’. The Oxford-based continuation of the ERC-funded TIDE project (Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England, 1550-1700) supports scholarship on questions of race, belonging, and identity in the early modern world.

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Stephen Harrison and Giancarlo Abbamonte, Making and Rethinking the Renaissance (Berlin, 2019)

—— joint ed. with Colin Burrow, Martin McLaughlin and Elisabetta Tarantino] Imitative Series and Clusters from Classical to Early Modern Literature (Berlin, 2020)

Maria Czepiel, ‘Two Newly Discovered Poems by Garcilaso de la Vega’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies (forthcoming)

——‘“El canto y lira mía”: The Horatian authorial persona in the work of Fray Luis de León’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 99:6 (2022), 527–43

—— ‘Garcilaso’s “Sedes ad cyprias”: a new source and a re-appraisal’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies 96:5 (2019), 737–54

Leah Clark, Courtly Mediators: Transcultural Objects Between Renaissance Italy and the Islamic World (Cambridge, 2023)

——Co-editor with Katherine Wilson, Mobility of Objects Across Boundaries 1000-1700 (Liverpool, 2022)

—— Collecting Art in the Italian Renaissance Court:Objects and Exchanges (Cambridge, 2018)

—— Co-editor with Kathleen Christian. European Art and the Wider World 1350-1550 (Book 1, Art and Its Global Histories).  (Manchester, 2017).

Colin Burrow, Imitating Authors: Pato to Futurity (Oxford, 2019)

—— Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity (Oxford, 2013)

Valerie Worth-Stylianou, Agrippa d'Aubigné's Les tragiques (Temple, AZ., 2020)

Lauren Woking, The Making of an Imperial Polity: Civility and America in the Jacobean Metropolis (Cambridge, 2020)

Elizabeth Clarke, David Norbrook and Jane Stevenson eds., The Works of Lucy Hutchinson, Volume II: Theological Writings and Translations (Oxford, 2018)

Dmitri Levitin, Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science: Histories of Philosophy in England, c. 1640-1700 (Cambridge, 2017)

Kirsten Macfarlane, Biblical Scholarship in an Age of Controversy (Oxford, 2021)