Past Lectures & Seminars

Academics in the Classroom: English Outreach Conference for ECRs and Teachers

Event Date: 
15 Aug 2016 to 16 Aug 2016

Hertford College, Oxford

'Academics in the Classroom' is an English outreach project led by Dr Catherine Redford and funded by the British Academy. It is a two-day workshop involving teachers and academics and focusing on English outreach work, that will take place at Hertford College on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August 2016. The workshop will be free, and reasonable travel expenses reimbursed.

This event is open to UK doctoral students and academics within 10 years of the award of their doctorate working within the field of English literature and/or language.

Venice Summer Vacation School. 'Neo-Latin Studies Today: Tools, Trends and Methodologies’

Event Date: 
07 Jul 2016 to 09 Jul 2016

A short Vacation School for early career researchers, which will take at the University of Warwick's Venice premises, in the historic Palazzo Pesaro Papafava

Alcoran: The idea of an Early Modern English Quran

Event Date: 
14 Jun 2016

A Symposium at The Keep, University of Sussex, from midday.


Fate and Fortune in Renaissance Thought

Event Date: 
27 May 2016
A one-day Colloquium to be held at the University of Warwick
Keynote address: Dilwyn Knox (University College London).
Respondent: Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck, University of London)


British Academy Public Lecture, by Professor Tim Carter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) on “Lessons in madness: Orlando furioso on the operatic stage”

Event Date: 
28 Apr 2016

On the evening of April 28th, there will be a British Academy Public Lecture, by Professor Tim Carter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) on “Lessons in madness: Orlando furioso on the operatic stage”. Further details on this lecture which is free and open to the public, will be made available via the British Academy web pages:


Drinking Spaces and Places

Event Date: 
23 Apr 2016

The University of Bristol.

The programme and the registration details can be found on the symposium's website: 


Addressing Authority: Petitions and Supplications in Early Modern Europe

Event Date: 
18 Mar 2016

10.00 am - 6.00 pm, Birkbeck College, University of London


This event will have space for 10-15 participants in addition to the 12 speakers. The workshop will be informal and conversational with substantial time for discussion between the panel presentations, so there will be an opportunity for all attendees to participate.

British Milton Seminar Spring Meeting

Event Date: 
12 Mar 2016

BMS53: Programme

Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm


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

Event Date: 
09 Mar 2016

The following sessions will be held at 2.00pm (ending by 3.30pm) in Hilary Term 2016 in the Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford. Sessions are on Wednesdays except the second, which is on a Monday. There will normally be two papers per session.