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.


British Academy Public Lecture, by Professor Tim Carter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) on “Lessons in madness: Orlando furioso on the operatic stage”

Event Date: 
28 Apr 2016

On the evening of April 28th, there will be a British Academy Public Lecture, by Professor Tim Carter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) on “Lessons in madness: Orlando furioso on the operatic stage”. Further details on this lecture which is free and open to the public, will be made available via the British Academy web pages:


Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture, 1516-2016

Event Date: 
28 Apr 2016 to 29 Apr 2016

April 2016 will mark the fifth centenary of the publication of Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, a seminal work of European literature. To mark this centenary and to draw attention to the continuing presence of the Orlando Furioso in English culture from the 16th century to the present, a conference will be held at the British Academy in London on April 28th and 29th 2016.


Cervantes+Shakespeare 1616-2016

Event Date: 
03 May 2016 to 07 May 2016

Coinciding with the quatercentenary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, SEDERI (Spanish and Portuguese Association for English Renaissance Studies) is organising its annual conference in collaboration with the English and Spanish departments of the University of Valladolid.

Coincidiendo con el cuarto centenario de la muerte de Shakespeare y de Cervantes, SEDERI (Sociedad Española y Portuguesa de Estudios del Renacimiento Inglés) está organizando su congreso anual en colaboración con los departamentos de Filología Inglesa y Literatura Española de la Universidad de Valladolid.

‘Dare to tell’: Silence and Saying in Ben Jonson

Event Date: 
01 Apr 2016 to 03 Apr 2016

School of English, University of St Andrews

A conference in the 400th anniversary year of the publication of Jonson’s 1616 first Folio of Works.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Martin Butler (University of Leeds)
Professor Julie Sanders (University of Newcastle)

World premiere of Ben and Jamie by Brean Hammond


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.


Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference

Event Date: 
05 Jul 2016 to 08 Jul 2016

University of Sheffield

Call for Papers:

We welcome proposals for individual papers of 20 mins, “lightning talks” of 10 mins, round tables, workshops, and posters. We particularly encourage proposals for themed sessions of 3 or 4 papers.

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.


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