SRS Postdoctoral Fellow wins major award

Our current postdoctoral fellow, Holly James-Maddocks, has been awarded the first New Chaucer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2016) at St Louis University, and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2016-2019) at the University of Birmingham, to conduct research on 'The Illuminators of the Middle English Poetic Tradition'.  Holly aims to better contextualise the production of more than 100 illuminated manuscripts containing works by Chaucer, Lydgate, and Gower, by identifying the non-literary output of the artists involved.

Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference

Event Date: 
18 Jul 2016 to 20 Jul 2016

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers: Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews); Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow); Professor Evelyn Welch (King’s College, London)

Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian: A Two-day Conference

Event Date: 
10 Sep 2015 to 11 Sep 2015

This is the first Conference devoted to Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), and it is presented by a consortium of universities—UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the English Faculty at Oxford University, St John’s College Oxford, and the Royal College of Music.

Confirmed Speakers include: Warren Boutcher (QMUL); Christopher Goodwin (Lute Society); Karen Hearn (formerly of the Tate, Hon. Professor UCL).

Script-in-Hand Performance of The Scornful Lady

Event Date: 
25 Jul 2015

Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon

As the final event of John Fletcher: A Critical Reappraisal, co-convened by Steve Orman and José A. Pérez Díez, the Shakespeare Institute Players will be presenting a script-in-hand performance of one of Beaumont and Fletcher's funniest collaborations: The Scornful Lady (1610)

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Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700: A Postgraduate Conference at the University of Sussex

Event Date: 
14 Jul 2015 to 16 Jul 2015

A Postgraduate Conference at the University of Sussex

Plenary speakers: Katrin Ettenhuber (Pembroke, University of Cambridge); Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews); Christopher Tilmouth (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge).

Roundtable discussants: Katrin Ettenhuber, Christopher Tilmouth, John Lee (Bristol), and Paul Davies (Sussex).

Epistolary cultures - letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe

Event Date: 
18 Mar 2016 to 19 Mar 2016

The University of York is pleased to announce Epistolary cultures - letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe, a two-day conference (Humanities Research Centre, 18-19 March 2016). 

Richard Baxter Quatercentenary Symposium

Event Date: 
13 Nov 2015

Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR

Confirmed speakers include Professor Nigel Smith (Princeton), Professor Ann Hughes (Keele) and Professor Howard Hotson (Oxford).

Renaissance Studies: New Special Issue

Re-forming the Psalms in Tudor England (Vol. 29, no. 4, September 2015; Guest editor: Ruth Ahnert).

Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Event Date: 
03 Sep 2015 to 05 Sep 2015

Bangor University