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SRS Book Series

This series is dedicated to the exploration of the many cultures of knowledge, learning, reading and performing in the Renaissance and Early Modern world (c.1400-c.1700). We invite high quality proposals for monographs and edited volumes from across the wide range of existing and possible future fields of Renaissance and early modern studies.


Early Modern Wales: Space, Place and Displacement / Cymru Fodern Gynnar: Gofod, Lle a Symudiad

Event Date: 
07 Jul 2016

Symposiwm rhyngddisgyblaethol a gynhelir gan Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 7 Gorffennaf 2016
An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the National Library of Wales, 7 July 2016

Prif siaradwyr a gadarnhawyd: Yr Athro Sarah Prescott (Prifysgol Aberystwyth), Yr Athro Philip Schwyzer (Prifysgol Exeter)
Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Sarah Prescott (Aberystwyth University), Professor Philip Schwyzer (University of Exeter)

Winter Seminar in Paleography and Archival Studies

Event Date: 
11 Jan 2016 to 16 Jan 2016

Florence, Italy.

The principal aim of this seminar is to provide an introduction to Italian archives (with particular emphasis on Florentine archival collections); to examine in-depth various documentary typologies; to read diverse early modern scripts; and to learn how to plan research in Italian archives and libraries. Especially relevant for advanced graduate students studying Renaissance and early modern topics, this seminar is taught by a team of current and former MAP scholars, as well as university professors and other MAP-affiliated researchers.

Seminar Series

Below is a list of seminar series relating to Renaissance Studies in Britain and Ireland. It is by no means exhaustive; if you would like a series to be added, please contact the webmaster.


Shakespearean Communities

Event Date: 
14 Apr 2016 to 16 Apr 2016

To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth are holding a conference on ‘Shakespearean Communities’ celebrating Shakespeare’s life, work and influence. A wealth of scholarship has explored Shakespeare and his contemporary world, where communities were being created, contested and redefined.

HCAS Symposium: Early Modern Journeys: Practices and Everyday Experiences of Travel

Event Date: 
15 Oct 2015 to 16 Oct 2015

Why did early modern men and women travel? Why was travel polemical in this period? How was it a collective experience, shaped by cultural expectations, social standing, education or the traveller’s career aspitrations?


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