Worlds and Networks of Higher Learning: Modes of Interaction between Universities, Academies and Schools, 1400-1750

Event Date: 
10 Oct 2015

Northumbria University is extending an invitation on the 10th of October 2015 to the first workshop of a series of four launching an international collaborative project sponsored by the British Academy. The project investigates the nature and scope of higher learning and collaborative networks from the late Middle Ages to the era of Enlightenment.

International Christopher Marlowe Conference

Event Date: 
07 Sep 2015 to 08 Sep 2015

Registration for the International Christopher Marlowe Conference is now open.

7th - 8th September 2015, University of Exeter.

'The International Christopher Marlowe' is a two day academic conference devoted to exploring the international contexts, both historical and contemporary, informing the work of the English poet and dramatist Christopher Marlowe (c.1564).


Self-commentary in Early Modern European Literature

Event Date: 
26 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016

Writers the world over have often accompanied their texts with a variety of annotations, marginal glosses, rubrications, and explicatory or narrative prose in an effort to direct and control the reception of their own works. Such self-exegetical devices do not merely serve as an external apparatus but effectively interact with the primary text by introducing a distinctive meta-literary dimension which, in turn, reveals complex dynamics affecting the very notions of authorship and readership. In the Renaissance, self-commentaries enjoyed unprecedented diffusion and found expression in a multiplicity of forms, which appear to be closely linked to momentous processes such as the legitimation of vernacular languages across Europe, the construction of a literary canon, the making of the modern author as we know it, and the self-representation of modern individual identities.

Sixth Annual RefoRC Conference 2016 Copenhagen

Event Date: 
26 May 2016 to 28 May 2016

The Sixth Annual RefoRC Conference 2016 will be held May 26-28, 2016 and will hosted by the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Theology.

February 15, 2016: short paper submissions
April 1, 2016: poster presentation submissions
May 19, 2016: registration without presenting a paper or poster

The Englishness of English Poetry in the Early Modern Period

Event Date: 
19 May 2016 to 21 May 2016

This two-part international conference taking place first in Strasbourg (May 19th-21st 2016) and then in Paris (May 2017), will focus on the evolution of English poetry over the early modern period. It will deal with aspects related to form and genre, but also with the material dimension of poems as commodities and the different modes of their circulation, across national borders through embassies and translations. As Nikolaus Pevsner defined the “Englishness” of English art (and more specifically architecture) from its mixed quality, we will try to determine if a specifically English way of thinking of and practicing poetry emerges in the Tudor-Stuart era.

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.

Vile Beings, Bodies, and Objects in Early Modern France (1500-1700)

Event Date: 
09 Jul 2015 to 11 Jul 2015

A two-day conference to be held at the Maison Française, Oxford

Organisers: Dr Jonathan Patterson (Oxford) and Dr Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde (The Open University)

To register, and to access the conference programme, see the conference website:

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Economics of Poetry 2016 Efficient techniques of producing neo-Latin verse

Event Date: 
28 Apr 2016 to 30 Apr 2016

The American University of Rome

Call for Papers: deadline August 16, 2015

This international conference will focus upon the techniques neo-Latin authors employed and developed to reduce the effort of poetic composition, streamline its production, and facilitate its presentation when time was a crucial factor for success

Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian: A Two-day Conference

Event Date: 
10 Sep 2015 to 11 Sep 2015

This is the first Conference devoted to Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), and it is presented by a consortium of universities—UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the English Faculty at Oxford University, St John’s College Oxford, and the Royal College of Music.

Confirmed Speakers include: Warren Boutcher (QMUL); Christopher Goodwin (Lute Society); Karen Hearn (formerly of the Tate, Hon. Professor UCL).

Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture I: The Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450 to c.1630

Event Date: 
21 Sep 2015 to 22 Sep 2015

This event aims to bring early career scholars from different disciplinary angles (including, but not limited to History, History of Art, Modern Languages, English) into productive dialogue with one another. The conference will also feature a lunchtime workshop with specialists from the museum sector about working with museums for public engagement and teaching.


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