Past Lectures & Seminars

Performing Dante: Theology in Action

Event Date: 
22 May 2017

 

UCL Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Seminar, 6:15pm

 

With Professor Robin Kirkpatrick (Cambridge) speaking

 

Reformation London walk: power, fire and the book

Event Date: 
19 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck

3pm-4.30 pm

Meet: St Paul’s Tube southern entrance

 

Join us to walk the paths of Reformation London. Was the city really illuminated by human torches, as monarchs removed those who crossed them, or was the Reformation a movement of popular change? Join us to explore the places where Henry VIII, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I made part of the world we know - and learn more about other events - Donne's sermons, singing, organs and women's prayers and politics.

Tudormania: the Beheadings

Event Date: 
19 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck

      
6pm-7.25pm, Room G04, 43 Gordon Square

Stories from the birthing room

Event Date: 
18 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck

London Renaissance Seminar

3pm-8.30pm, Room G04, 43 Gordon Square

 

What happened in the early modern birthing room? Though the scene of birth is often understood as secret, a surprising number of texts tell us its story. Exploring material from Mary Tudor and Jane Seymour to the plays of Margaret Cavendish and the testimony of vagrant women, this event involves a seminar and a performed reading.

 

3pm-5pm Seminar. Speakers: Leah Astbury, Isabel Davis, Adrian Wilson, Susan Wiseman

 

Secrets of the Warburg Photo Collection

Event Date: 
17 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck
 

Meet Foyer 43 Gordon Square, 4pm-5pm

Secrets of the Warburg Photo Collection

Dr Paul Taylor (Warburg Institute) will guide this tour of the Warburg Institute’s incomparable collection of photographs of paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Initiated in 1887 by Aby Warburg, the collection provides an overview of the subject matter of European and non-European imagery. 400,000 photographs in 18,000 categories fill a whole room with all varieties of gods, heroes, saints, allegories, ancestors, places and things.

Renaissance lives from the archives: grime, crime and a pirate

Event Date: 
17 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck
 

6pm-7.25pm, Room G04, 43 Gordon Square

 

How can we reconstruct the lives of Renaissance people from the archives? Panellists including Molly Murray (Columbia University), and Birkbeck’s Anthony Bale, Sue Jones and Robert Maniura examine fragments, trial transcripts, testimony and the crimes and misdemeanours that got the underclass noticed. Look out for a lawyer and a pirate. There will be an opportunity to talk to staff from Birkbeck’s MA Renaissance Studies.

 

The transformation of London, 1500-1700

Event Date: 
17 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck
 

7.40pm-9pm, Room G04, 43 Gordon Square

Between 1500 and 1700 London underwent massive population growth and emerged as a global trading city. But how well did its social structures, which depended on ties of mutuality and obligation, survive in this transformed world? Ian Archer (University of Oxford) illuminates the changing configurations of social relations in the capital at this dynamic moment in its history.

Political Shakespeare in the classroom

Event Date: 
16 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck

Political Shakespeare in the classroom

6pm-7.25pm, Room 106, 43 Gordon Square

What’s political about Shakespeare?  What are the challenges of addressing the early modern and modern political questions raised by Shakespeare’s works in the classroom?  Tackling the subversive and violent content of Shakespeare’s drama, Catherine Belsey (Swansea University) and Tom Barnes (Kingsmead School) lead a discussion about engaging students with controversial material.

Early Modern Verbatim Theatre

Event Date: 
06 May 2017

 

The Anatomy Museum, King’s College London (Strand Campus), 12.30pm-5.30pm


Training school (COST Action IS1301) – “Passionate Devotions. Emotions in Religious Texts, Images and Music in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe”

Event Date: 
26 Apr 2017 to 28 Apr 2017

Univeristy of Münster

 

Call for Applications

 

COST Action IS1301 „New Communities of Interpretation. Contexts, Strategies and Processes of Religious Transformation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe“ is proud to present a Training school on „Passionate Devotions. Emotions in Religious Texts, Images and Music in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe“, held in cooperation with the University of Münster.

 

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