Renaissance lives from the archives: grime, crime and a pirate

Event Date: 
17 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck

6pm-7.25pm, Room G04, 43 Gordon Square


How can we reconstruct the lives of Renaissance people from the archives? Panellists including Molly Murray (Columbia University), and Birkbeck’s Anthony Bale, Sue Jones and Robert Maniura examine fragments, trial transcripts, testimony and the crimes and misdemeanours that got the underclass noticed. Look out for a lawyer and a pirate. There will be an opportunity to talk to staff from Birkbeck’s MA Renaissance Studies.