Book Series: Entanglements, Interactions, and Economies in the Early Modern World

The books published in this series pursue particular historical themes that illuminate the interactive and interconnected dimensions of the early modern world, roughly periodized from 1400 to 1800. These studies either take a comparative approach to commensurate historical developments in various parts of the world or examine trans-regional patterns and forces that affected local societies.

Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (November 2019)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 33, no. 5, November 2019) is now available on-line via the Wiley-Blackwell website.

The Lost Collection of Charles I Digital Catalogue

Royal Collection Trust launches 'The Lost Collection of Charles I' Digital Catalogue




Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders: The Age of Van Eyck in Context

Event Date: 
21 Jun 2020 to 01 Jul 2020

Call for applications


Annually, the Summer Course brings a select group of 18 highly qualified young researchers to Flanders. They are offered an intensive 11-day programme of lectures, discussions, and visits related to a specific art historical period of Flemish art. The Summer Course provides the participants with a clear insight into the Flemish art collections from the period at hand, as well as into the current state of research on the topic.

Orlando Furioso book launch

Event Date: 
11 Nov 2019

Sub-Faculty of Italian, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

Research Seminar

Ground Floor Lecture Room 2 at 47 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JF

5.15 -7 pm


Double Book Launch of volumes published following the UK conferences, held at the British Academy and the Taylor Institution, to celebrate the fifth centenary of the first edition of the Orlando Furioso (1516).


PhD position in early modern prose in English

A PhD position is offered for the DFG-funded research project Diachronic Narratology at the chair of Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg). The post will initially be given for three years, but could be extended to a fourth year. The position will be filled in April 2020 or later.


Serenella Sessini

Obtaining the SRS Museum and Gallery Award of £350 has given me the possibility to cover some costs related to the publication of images in the book Music in the Art of Renaissance Italy c.1420-1540, contracted to publish with the Brepols imprint Harvey Miller in 2019.

Celebrating Ariosto and the Orlando Furioso

Event Date: 
16 Oct 2019

The editors are delighted to announce the publication of:

  • Ariosto, The ‘Orlando furioso’ and English Culture, edited by Jane E.Everson, Andrew Hiscock and Stefano Jossa (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • ‘Dreaming again on things already dreamed’. 500 years of ‘Orlando furioso’ (1516-2016), edited by Marco Dorigatti and Maria Pavlova (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019)

The volumes publish the proceedings of the 2016 conferences hosted in the UK in celebration of the fifth centenary of the first edition of Ariosto’s Orlando furioso.

Mathew Payne

With the generous support of a Society of Renaissance Studies Museum and Galleries award, I was able to travel to Florence to work on four bank ledgers in the Archivio di Stato. Three of these ledgers belong to the archives of the firm of Bardi Migiotto and Bernardo & Co, covering 1515-1536 (Venturi Ginori Lisci, 448-450), and one of Bardi Pier Francesco and Cavalcanti Giovanni and Co, 1521-31 (Venturi Ginori Lisci, 472).


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