Trinity 2018

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Convenors

Lorna Hutson and Emma Smith

Venue

Mure Room, Merton College

(except Week 1 (24 April), which will be 5.00 pm at the Weston Library)

Time

Tuesdays, 5.15pm

Frequency

Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7

All welcome. Wine and refreshments served.

 

Week 1 (24 April)

David Pearson (Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18)

‘Book Ownership in Stuart England: Setting the scene: trends and patterns’.

[The Lyell Lectures 2018, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, 5.00pm (booking required)]

 

Week 3 (8 May)

Jason Scott-Warren, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

‘Distributing Donne’

 

Week 5 (22 May)

Joe Moshenska, University College, Oxford

‘Iconoclasm as Child’s Play’

 

Week 7 (5 June)

Miranda Kaufmann, University of London

‘Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories’

 

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Convenors
Fraser Buchanan, Lucy Clarke, Chris Gausden
Venue
Memorial Room, Jesus College
Time
 Wednesdays, 12.15pm (except Week 5 at 2pm)
Frequency
 Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All are very welcome (including undergraduates).
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

 

Week 2 (2 May)

Alison Shell (UCL)

'British Catholic College Drama in the Early Modern Period: Masters, Mentors and Brothers'

 

Week 3 (9 May)

Helen Hackett (UCL)

‘“She Rules Alone the Whole Mind’s Commonweal”: The Politics of the Mind in the Elizabethan Period’

 

Week 4 (16 May)

Astrid Stilma (Canterbury Christ Church University)

'Celebrating Peace and Justifying War: Scottish Authors and the Advice-to-Princes Tradition at the Courts of King James and Prince Henry, 1600-1612'

 

Week 5 (23 May) **note 2pm start**

Cathy Shrank (University of Sheffield)

'Coercing or contesting? Political dialogues in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England'

 

Week 6 (30 May)

Jonathan Patterson (St Hilda’s College)

‘“Greatness Going Off”: Antony and Cleopatra Tragedies in Renaissance France and England’

Convenors
Fraser Buchanan, Lucy Clarke, Chris Gausden
Venue
Memorial Room, Jesus College
Time
 Wednesdays, 12.15pm (except Week 5 at 2pm)
Frequency
 Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All are very welcome (including undergraduates).
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

 

Week 2 (2 May)

Alison Shell (UCL)

'British Catholic College Drama in the Early Modern Period: Masters, Mentors and Brothers'

 

Week 3 (9 May)

Helen Hackett (UCL)

‘“She Rules Alone the Whole Mind’s Commonweal”: The Politics of the Mind in the Elizabethan Period’

 

Week 4 (16 May)

Astrid Stilma (Canterbury Christ Church University)

'Celebrating Peace and Justifying War: Scottish Authors and the Advice-to-Princes Tradition at the Courts of King James and Prince Henry, 1600-1612'

 

Week 5 (23 May) **note 2pm start**

Cathy Shrank (University of Sheffield)

'Coercing or contesting? Political dialogues in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England'

 

Week 6 (30 May)

Jonathan Patterson (St Hilda’s College)

‘“Greatness Going Off”: Antony and Cleopatra Tragedies in Renaissance France and England’

Convenors

Dmitri Levitin and Philipp Nothaft

Venue

Wharton Room and Hovenden Room (alternate weeks)

Time

Wednesdays, 5.00–6.45pm

Frequency

Weekly

All very welcome. 

 

Week 1 (25 April) [Wharton Room]

Michael Hunter (Birkbeck, University of London)

‘The “Decline of magic” reconsidered’

 

Week 2 (02 May) [Hovenden Room]

Maximilian Schuh (Heidelberg)

‘Perceptions of nature between scholastic knowledge and individual observation: William Merle’s weather diary (1337-1344) and his De prognosticatione aeris (1340)’

 

Week 3 (09 May) [Wharton Room]

Felicity Henderson (Exeter)

‘Robert Hooke, art, and craft in Restoration London’

 

Week 4 (16 May) [Hovenden Room]

Andrew Wilson (All Souls College, Oxford),

‘The transmission of mechanical technologies between the Mediterranean and China in antiquity’

 

Week 5 (23 May) [Wharton Room] ***Event Cancelled***

Monica Azzolini (Bologna)

‘News from Sicily: Italian naturalists and the Royal Society on volcanic eruptions and earthquakes’

 

 

Week 6 (30 May) [Hovenden Room]

Barbara Obrist (CHSPAM, Paris)

‘Questions on twelfth-century cosmology’

 

Week 7 (6 June) [Wharton Room]

Marie-Aline Thébaud-Sorger (Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris; Maison Française, Oxford)

‘“Airs” as boundary objects: the elaboration of a collective knowledge at the crossroad of chemistry, practical arts, and medicine in the eighteenth century’

 

Week 8 (13 June) [Hovenden Room]

Anuj Misra (Observatoire de Paris)

‘Atha brahmāṇḍanirmāṇa: an Aristotelian view of the cosmos in a sixteenth-century Sanskrit text on mathematical astronomy’

 

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Convenors

Michael Malone-Lee

Venue

Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College (except week 7 in MBI Auditorium)

Time

Wednesdays, 13.00-14.15

Frequency

Weekly

 

Week 1 (25 April)

Michael Malone-Lee

'The humanists and the search for the historians'

 

Week 2 (2 May)

Domenico Giordani, 'The letters of Poggio and Niccoli about the then recently found comedies of Plautus'

Peter Hainsworth, 'Subjectivity in Petrarch’s letters'

 

Week 3 (9 May)

Oren Margolis

'Erasmus, reader of Poliziano'

 

Week 4 (16 May)

Martin McLaughlin

'Poliziano and Cortesi’s epistolary debate on imitation'

 

Week 5 (23 May)

Adir Fonseca, 'Boccaccio and Virgil'

Herman Hermans 'Petrarch's letters to classical authors'

 

Week 6 (30 May)

Stephen Harrison, 'The letters of Buchanan'

 

Week 7 (6 June)

Justine Potts

'Latin correspondence of Cyriac of Ancona'

**change of location: MBI Auditorium for week 7 only**

 

Week 8 (13 June)

Marchella Ward     

'An anti-humanist Oedipus?'

 

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Convenors

Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Dr Judith Maltby, Professor Sarah Mortimer, Dr Grant Tapsell

Venue

Gibbs Room, Keble College
(in the basement of the Warden’s Lodging: access via the main entrance of the College and Porters’ Lodge, Keble Road)

Time

Thursdays, 5pm

Frequency

Weekly

The paper is followed by refreshments.

 

Week 1 (26 April)

Dr Robert Armstrong (Trinity College Dublin)

‘The “Presbyterian story” in seventeenth-century Ireland’

 

Week 2 (03 May)

Prof. Elisabeth Dutton (University of Fribourg)

‘Reforming English drama and the staging of scripture’

 

Week 3 (10 May)

Dr Vivienne Larminie (History of Parliament Trust)

‘English Puritans and Swiss Pietists: a relationship across revolution, 1634-1674’

 

Week 4 (17 May)

Dr Rebecca Warren (University of Kent)

‘“This Unparraleled Unsurpation”: ecclesiastical patronage under Oliver Cromwell c.1654-1660’.

 

Week 5 (24 May)

Prof. John Watts (Corpus Christi College)

‘A High Road to Reformation?  Religion and the Church in England, from the 1450s to the 1530s’

 

Week 6 (31 May)

Dr Sarah Ward Clavier (University of the West of England)

‘“The Mountaines did serve for their Refuge”: 1650s Wales as a refuge for Anglican clergy’

 

Week 7 (07 June)

Prof. Peter Marshall (University of Warwick)

‘Heretics and Believers: writing a history of the English Reformation’

 

Week 8 (14 June)

Dr Felicity Heal (Jesus College)

'Words on the walls: texts in post-Reformation parish churches'

 

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Convenor

Audrey Borowski

Venue

Lecture Room A, The Queens College

Time

Wednesdays, 5pm (except Week 8, which is on a Monday)

Frequency

Weekly

We will also be going for dinner with the speaker after each talk at the Turl Street kitchen on Turl Street.

 

Week 1 (25 April)

Dr Jenny Oliver (French)

'Montaigne’s Stony Mind’

 

Week 2 (2 May)

Dr Alex Wragge-Morley (UCL History)

‘Knowledge and Aesthetic Experience in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720’

 

Week 3 (Friday 11 May at 5.30 pm)

Alex Mortimore (German)

'Goethe and the Enlightenment'

 

Week 4 (16 May)

Professor Ritchie Robertson (German)

‘Enlightenment and the Paranormal’

 

Week 5 (23 May)

Professor Alison McQueen (Stanford History)

‘Between Promises and Prophecies’: Thomas Hobbes and the Apocalyptic Imaginary'

 

Week 6 (30 May)

Professor Nicholas Halmi (English)

‘Modernity as a Source of Unease’

 

Week 7 (06 June)

Audrey Borowski (History)

'The Mind between Machine and Organism in Leibniz'

 

Week 8 (Monday 11 June)

Dr Jean-Michel Johnston (English/History)

‘The Telegraphic Mind: Perception and Communication in the Early Nineteenth Century’

 

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Convenors
Natalia Nowakowska, David Parrott, Peter Wilson
Venue
Hovenden Room, All Souls College
Time
 Wednesdays, 2pm or 5pm
Frequency
 Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7

 

Week 1 (25 April), 2pm

Marian Coman (Bucharest)

'Wandering Pretenders in Renaissance Europe: Christian Princes of the Ottoman Tributary States'

 

Week 3 (9 May), 5pm

Marianne B. Klerk (Oxford)

'The Art of the War Deal'

 

Week 5 (23 May), 5pm

Charles Edouard Levillain (Université de Paris - Diderot)

'Reflections on Researching and Writing the History of North-West Europe: France, the Dutch Republic, and Britain in the Later Seventeenth Century'

 

Week 7 (6 June), 2pm

Geert Janssen (Amsterdam)

'The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe'

Venue
Maison Française d’Oxford
Time
Thursdays, 5.15 - 7.15pm
Frequency
 Weeks 1, 3, 5

 

Week 1 (26 April)

Graduate and post-doc showcase:

Vittoria Fallanca, “Towards a Montaignian Aestethics”

Chanel de Halleux, “Fanny de Beauharnais (1737-1813), une hôtesse mondaine en quête de renommée littéraire”

 

Week 3 (10 May)

Sarah Benharrech, University of Maryland

“L’Arbre-animal ou le merveilleux végétal dans le Nouveau traité de physique (1742) de François-Joseph Hunauld”

 

Week 5 (24 May)
Isabelle Moreau, ENS Lyon
“Montaigne déclassé? Un Bourgeois de Paris affronte Port-Royal”

Convenors

Beatrice Montedoro and Laura Wright

Venue

Seminar Room B, English Faculty

Time

Tuesdays, 5.15pm

Frequency

Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8

 

Week 2 (1st May)

William Kroeger, ‘“Besides this Nothing“: As You Like It's Dramatic Absence.’

Benjamin Card, ’”This fleamy clodd of an Antagonist”: Milton's insults and how to take them.’

 

Week 4 (15th May)

NB. The White Devil performed at Jesus College this week.

Christopher Archibald, '”The secrets of the heart”: equivocation, resistant interiority and the recusant imagination.’

Richard Phillips, '”Haud facile credo, I am sure the Printer beeing of that honestie that I take him for,will not affirme it”: the printers’ part in the pamphlet quarrel during the 1590s between Gabriel Harvey and Thomas Nashe.’

 

Week 6 (29th May)

Louise Bracken, ’“Get thee to a scullery“: female domestic space in early modern drama.’

Jean David Eynard, ‘A disagreeing likeness still’: cognitive dissonance and riverine aesthetics in Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy.'

 

Week 8 (12th June)

Lucy Clarke discusses about her experience of directing The White Devil at Jesus College. 

Convenors

Liesbeth Corens

Venue

Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College

Time

Mondays, 12 noon

Frequency

Weeks 2, 4

 

Week 2 (30 April)

Kate Wiles (History Today)

‘magazines and consultancy’

 

Week 4 (14 May)

Catherine Fletcher (Swansea University)

‘trade publishing’

 

 

"Thomas Cromwell: Enterprising Reformation"

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures, on the following dates:

 

24 April 2018
The Religion of Thomas Cromwell (Part 1)

1 May 2018
Cromwell and the Monasteries (Part 1)

8 May 2018
Cromwell and the Monasteries (Part 2)

15 May 2018
The Religion of Thomas Cromwell (Part 2)

 

From 5-6PM at Examinations School, High Street, Oxford.

Booking can be done via Eventbrite (https://goo.gl/T324SM)

These lectures are free and open to the public. The 1st Lecture is followed by a drinks reception. 

Convenors

Ruggero Sciuto

Venue

Radcliffe Humanities, Seminar Room

Time

Tuesdays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Frequency

Weeks 4, 6

 

Week 4 (15 May)

Dr Niels May (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris)

‘Negotiating peace in early modern Europe: Diplomatic ceremonial as opportunity and obstacle in the peace process’

 

Week 6 (29 May)

Dr Felix Waldmann (Christ’s College, Cambridge)

‘David Hume and diplomacy, 1746-1769’

Week 2

Europaeum MA Seminar

Tuesday 1st May, 10.00am | (Gerry Martin Room, History Faculty)

'War by other Means? Values and Practices in European Diplomacy c1500-c1600' | Dr Tracey Sowerby (Keble)

 

Using Practice as Research: The Case of the Spoken Blush with Dr Emma Whipday

Wednesday 2nd May, 5.00-6.30pm | (TORCH Seminar Room)

Dr Emma Whipday will give an introduction to her practice as research on narrating physical responses on the early modern stage. She will then lead a workshop on blushing, using extracts from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and All’s Well that Ends Well performed by student actors. The workshop will be interactive, calling upon audience members to make suggestions to the actors and discuss the effect of differing performance choices. This is a rare opportunity to see performance practice as research in action, and to blur the boundaries between theatre making and research. Open to all. Email Lucy Clarke with any questions about the event.

 

Week 4

Seminar on Reproducibility and Open Research
Tuesday 15th May,  4.30-6pm | Wharton Room, All Souls College
'Open Access in the Age of Print: Circulating the Royal Society's Publications, c. 1750-1950'
Prof Aileen Fyfe (University of St Andrews)

 

Enlightenment workshop

Thursday, 17th May, 5.00pm | Old Dining Hall, St Edmund Hall
Roundtable discussion of Anthony La Vopa’s book, The labor of the mind: intellect and gender in Enlightenment cultures (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017)
Chair: Katherine Ibbett (French). 
Discussants:

  • Joanna Innes (History)
  • Karen O’Brien (Humanities Division; English)
  • Ritchie Robertson (German)
Respondent:  Anthony La Vopa (North Carolina State University)

 

Performance of The White Devil
Saturday 19th May, 2.15pm and 7.30pm | Jesus College Hall
By John Webster, dir. Lucy Clarke

Week 5

Oxford Bibliographical Society
Monday 21 May | Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
Lucy Razzall (University of Cambridge)
‘A boxe of balme full swete’: books and boxes in early modern England

Week 6

Besterman lectures

5.15pm | Shulman Auditorium, The Queen’s College
Professor Martin van Gelderen (University of Göttingen)
‘Methuselah and the unity of mankind: late Renaissance and early Enlightenment conceptions of time’

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