Call for Papers for Edited Collection

Call for Papers

We are seeking essay proposals for an edited volume focused on queens and queenship in the plays of William Shakespeare. Although there have been many individual studies of how queens in early modern drama reflect and refract the image of Elizabeth I, this volume will primarily concern queens as characters and as theatrical constructs. The collection will be submitted to the “Queenship and Power” series (Palgrave Macmillan) edited by Charles Beem and Carole Levin, with planned
publication for late 2017/early 2018.


New Online Paleography Resource

New online paleography resource suitable for undergraduate and graduate teaching, practice, and for use in outreach activities.

Remembering Lisa Jardine

The Society for Renaissance Studies expresses its sorrow and regret at the death of Professor Lisa Jardine CBE on 25 October 2015.

Colleagues and students reflect on Lisa Jardine's legacy.

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in English at St Mary's University London

Term: Permanent 

Hours: 36 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum 

Salary: £35,609 per annum 

Start Date: 1st February 2016 

Job Reference: L/0303/041/2015 

Postdoctoral Research Associates (Remembering the Reformation)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (three-year fixed term appointment). This post will begin on 1 January 2016 and run until 31 October 2018.

Jamie Cumby: SRS Study Fellowship (2015-16)

My project investigates the system of book production in sixteenth-century Lyon with a view to understanding its development.  Between the first decade of the century and the outbreak of religious warfare in 1562, Lyon’s book industry exploded.  Although the city was initially one among many branch office locations for Italian printing firms, it came to resemble Venice in terms of scale and importance within the European book world.  Existing scholarship on printing in Lyon during the first half of th

Giacomo Giudici: SRS Study Fellowship (2015-16)

I take the chancery of the last Sforza duke of Milan, Francesco II (1522-1535) as a case-study to re-think late medieval and early modern written political culture in a more nuanced and participatory framework.

James Cook: Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-16)

James Cook completed his doctorate at the University of Nottingham in 2014. His project is entitled The Strange Disappearance of English Music.


Róisín Watson: Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-16)

Róisín Watson submitted her PhD at the University of St Andrews in 2015. Here she studied the Lutheran visual culture of the Duchy of Württemberg from 1534 to c. 1700, exploring the ways in which Lutheran ecclesiastical art was used by dukes, pastors and parishioners to express their spiritual and secular relationships. 


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