Before Shakespeare: Call for Bloggers

The Before Shakespeare website is now live and we would be pleased to hear of any proposals for 500-1000 word blog posts on the early years of the playhouses (up to around 1595). Inquiries or proposals can be sent to

Funded PhD Opportunity in History at Swansea & the National Portrait Gallery

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship: 'Redeeming Death': Mortality, Portraiture, and the Quest for Salvation in Tudor England and Wales

The National Portrait Gallery London – Swansea University

PhD Funding Opportunities in Early Modern History at the University of Limerick

The deadline for applications is 29th April 2016. Applications should be submitted via email to the Department of History Administrator at

Margaret of Anjou: a ‘new’ play by Shakespeare: a rehearsed reading

Event Date: 
08 Mar 2016


Caryl Churchill Theatre, Department of Drama, Royal Holloway, Egham. TW20 0EX

Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture, 1516-2016: Application for a SRS Bursary

Funded by the Society for Renaissance Studies and the Engish Association, this conference is able to offer a limited number of bursaries of up to £100 as a contribution towards conference expenses for the delegate. Applications for a bursary should be sent to and must be received by March 1st 2016.


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.



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