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. 

Job Opportunities at Liverpool

Lecturer in History (Up to 3 posts)

£32,277 - £37,394 pa

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

Location: University Campus, University of Liverpool

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Closing date for receipt of applications: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:00:00 BST

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SRS Postdoctoral Fellow wins major award

Holly James-Maddocks (SRS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2015), has been awarded the first New Chaucer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2016) at St Louis University, and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2016-2019) at the University of Birmingham, to conduct research on 'The Illuminators of the Middle English Poetic Tradition'.  Holly aims to better contextualise the production of more than 100 illuminated manuscripts containing works by Chaucer, Lydgate, and Gower, by identifying the non-literary output of the artists involved.

Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

18-20 July 2016

Keynote Speakers: Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews); Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow); Professor Evelyn Welch (King’s College, London)

Script-in-Hand Performance of The Scornful Lady

Event Date: 
25 Jul 2015

Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon

As the final event of John Fletcher: A Critical Reappraisal, co-convened by Steve Orman and José A. Pérez Díez, the Shakespeare Institute Players will be presenting a script-in-hand performance of one of Beaumont and Fletcher's funniest collaborations: The Scornful Lady (1610)



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