Past Lectures & Seminars

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.

 

Paris Early Modern Seminar 7

Event Date: 
21 Apr 2017

PEMS is an inter-university seminar which meets monthly at the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne. Its aim is to promote French and international research in early modern literature and cultural and intellectual history of the British Isles.

 

It is run jointly by a transversal steering committee composed of members of eleven Paris universities, representing eight different research centres.

 

Supported by

Heroism & Masculinity In Early Modern Spain

Event Date: 
10 Apr 2017 to 12 Apr 2017

AHGBI Cardiff

The Spanish Renaissance occasioned a questioning of what it meant to be a man, masculine, and, indeed, a hero. The intention of this panel is to bring together those scholars working in this field across the Golden Age as a whole through various media: poetry, prose, theatre, and art. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

Paris Early Modern Seminar 6

Event Date: 
24 Mar 2017

PEMS is an inter-university seminar which meets monthly at the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne. Its aim is to promote French and international research in early modern literature and cultural and intellectual history of the British Isles.

 

It is run jointly by a transversal steering committee composed of members of eleven Paris universities, representing eight different research centres.

 

Supported by

The Relation of Literature and Learning to Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Europe 4

Event Date: 
08 Mar 2017

The following sessions will be held at 2.00pm (ending by 3.30pm) in Hilary Term 2017in the Wharton Room,

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