Past Lectures & Seminars

Paris Early Modern Seminar 8

Event Date: 
08 Jun 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

Remigio Sabbadini Book Launch

Event Date: 
07 Jun 2017


17.00, Room 2, Taylor Institution, St Giles, Oxford


Paola Tomè, Martin Mclaughlin, Nicola Gardini (University of Oxford), Jill Kraye (Warburg Institute), Martin Davies, and David Lines (University of Warwick) (roundtable)


Patrides Lecture: World History and God’s Grand Design

Event Date: 
01 Jun 2017

World History and God’s Grand Design: the historical imagination in the Middle Ages and Reformation

Professor Euan Cameron (Union Theological Seminary/ Columbia University)


This year's distinguished Patrides Lecture will take place on Thursday 1 June  at  6.30pm in the Bowland Lecture Theatre, Berrick Saul Building, followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to meet our speaker.  


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


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.