Newsletter 58

By Alexander Samson, on 24 March 2016

Conference Notices

  1. Registration for the major international conference ‘Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy’, organised by the European Society for Earlmy Modern Philosophy and the British Society for the History of Philosophy, co-hosted by King’s College, is now open. Please, note that conference fees will be waived for King’s students and academics wishing to attend only the opening plenary lecture to be held in the Great Hall on Thursday 14th April, 4pm. Do come along! All welcome. https://lifeanddeathinearlymodernphilosophy.wordpress.com/full-programme/
  2. CEMS Exeter: ‘Centre for Early Modern Studies Postgraduate Conference 2016’, https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/postgraduateresearch/liveconferences/centre_for_early_modern_studies/
  3. “Life of the Muses’ day, their morning star!”. The Cultural Influence of Lucy Harington Russell, Countess of Bedford. 11–12 August 2016, Lincoln College, Oxford. Conference dedicated to the cultural influence of Lucy Harington Russell (1580–1627), Countess of Bedford. Lady Bedford was the pre-eminent woman patron of early seventeenth-century England, and a key figure behind the artistic achievements of such luminaries as John Donne, John Dowland, Ben Jonson, Michael Drayton, Samuel Daniel, and Aemilia Lanyer. She commissioned John Florio to make the first English translation of Montaigne’s Essais, and herself wrote poetry praised by Donne. Grand full-length portraits and exquisite miniatures testify to her patronage of artists including Nicholas Hilliard, and she worked with architects and landscape designers to produce pioneering estate designs. She participated in the most sumptuous court masques of the Jacobean era, managed her husband’s estates, intervened in politically sensitive marriages, and served as Queen Anna’s most trusted confidant. In an age when women’s voices were suppressed in politics and culture Lady Bedford exerted considerable influence in both arenas. Yet she is almost always discussed in relation to the men whom she enabled and inspired. This conference seeks to place her at the centre of critical enquiry, asking questions about power, politics, patronage, culture, literature, performance, art, architecture, religion, and the body.
  4. «Propter magnare creatus», Lingua, literatura e gastronomía entre Italia e a Península Ibérica Congreso Internacional Santiago de Compostela, 21-23 de setembro de 2016. Envío de propostas de comunicación: título e resumo inferior a 10 liñas, do 15 de febreiro ao 20 de abril. Enderezo: segreteria@proptermagnarecreatus.com. Prazo límite de entrega das propostas de comunicación: 20 de abril de 2016. Todas as propostas de comunicación serán avaliadas por tres membros do Comité científico e polos coordinadores; informarase aos interesados antes do 2 de maio. Prazo límite de entrega do texto completo para a súa publicación: 30 de novembro de 2016. Enderezo: segreteria@proptermagnarecreatus.com. Inscrición ao congreso: do 2 de maio ao 15 xullo de 2016.


Calls for Papers

  1. Dressing the Early Modern Network Conference: ‘The Economy of Dress and Textiles: Avenues of Trade, Production and Consumption in the Early Modern Period’: http://www.dressingtheearlymodern.com/PDF/Call_for_Papers_2016.pdf.
  1. Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Festival 17th-18th June 2016. MEMS Summer Festival is a two-day celebration of all research in the medieval and early modern periods, including the study of religion, politics, history, art, drama, literature, and everyday culture of different nations from c.400-1800. The festival, hosted at the University of Kent, is designed to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines, academic schools and institutions in order to foster conversations, build a greater sense of community, and develop a research network for postgraduate students and academic staff working in these areas within the South-East of England. Abstracts of c.250 words for individual research papers of 20 minutes in length on any subject contained with Medieval and Early Modern studies. Work in its early stages is as welcome as more advanced projects, as are less traditional paper formats. Abstracts of c.700 words for a three-person panel to present on a particular subject or theme relevant to Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Ideas from CHASE students include medieval patronage, drama, and early modern written cultures. Please see our call for panels for more details. If you have an idea but no fellow panellists, we are happy to publicise it for you through our channels and under our Festival banner, but with your own contact details. Please contact us at the email below. Please submit all paper and panel applications to: memsfestival@gmail.com by 15th April 2016.
  2. Postgraduate students are cordially invited to submit abstracts for papers for this year’s Centre for Early Modern Studies Postgraduate Conference. This will be taking place at the University of Exeter, on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2016. Submissions are encouraged from masters and Ph.D students from all relevant disciplines, included but not limited to history, English, drama, history of art, music and languages. Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Steven Gunn of Merton College, Oxford and Professor Tiffany Stern of University College, Oxford. The conference will take place in Reed Hall, a stunning Italianate mansion in the grounds of the university, with a conference dinner in the historic city centre. The broad theme is ‘Fate, chance and happenstance in the early modern period’. If you are interested in presenting a twenty minute paper, please email Imogene Dudley at id243@exeter.ac.uk with a 200 word abstract and a short biography by 5pm on Thursday 24 March 2016. There will be some travel bursaries available via application to the committee.
  3. College Art Association Annual Meeting in New York City, February 15-18, 2017. “Material Culture and New Approaches to the Arts of the Early Modern Hispanic World”. The Early Modern Hispanic world encompassed vast and diverse territories in which objects circulated, were shared and exchanged, collected, displayed, altered, and appropriated to communicate diverse ideologies and to fashion multifaceted identities. In recent decades, the interdisciplinary study of material culture—broadly defined to include all objects and things modified by humans—has significantly expanded the field of art history by prompting art historians to reconsider the materiality of traditional art forms and by drawing their attention to the circulation and consumption of goods, the history of science and technology, and the configuration of domestic, natural, and urban spaces. This session welcomes papers that examine the relationship between art history and material culture in the Hispanic world and that offer innovative readings of Hispanic art rooted in the study of material culture. What can we learn by considering artworks produced in the Hispanic world as material objects, and how does the study of material culture enhance our understanding of the arts produced within its diverse territories? How did visual artists working in the Early Modern Hispanic world reflect, represent, and reinterpret the material objects that surrounded them? And what do those objects tell us about the people who used them, adapted them, and gave them value? Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Carmen Ripollés (ripolles@pdx.edu) and Amanda Wunder (ajwunder@gmail.com) by April 1.
  4. Food, Drink and Civilization’, International Conference to be held at UCL 21-22 September 2016. Eating and drinking are frequently described as ‘habits’ or forms of etiquette indicating a sense of what it means to be civilised or uncivilised. The preparation and serving of food and drink figure prominently in Norbert Elias’s understanding of civilisation as a process. Archaeologists have focused on the origins of food production and domestication. Anthropologists since Frazer’s Golden Bough have focused on cooking, cuisine, feasting and sacrifice as a key to cultural comparison. Scholars in different disciplines have explored notions of commensality, position, inclusion and exclusion as markers of status and individual and collective (self-) identity. The conference will adopt a cross-cultural, inclusive and multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing in scholars from sociology, anthropology, history, theatre, philosophy, literature and art, in order to enhance our understanding of the ways in which human engagement with food and drink, in terms of production and consumption, use and abuse, aesthetics and ethics, rhetoric and politics, shape their sense of self and other, and order and define their world. In exploring points of convergence and divergence across different times and cultures it will raise questions about what we mean by civilisation and whether there can ever be a single core model. Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to d.alabaster@ucl.ac.uk before 31 March 2016.
  5. European Shakespeare Research Association. Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage, 27 – 30 July 2017, University of Gdańsk and The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland. This conference will convene Shakespeare scholars at a theatre that proudly stands in the place where English players regularly performed 400 years ago. We would like to invite papers and talks on the uses of Shakespeare in theatrical cultures across Europe and beyond, with a focus on textual/performative practices, on the educational dimension of Shakespeare in theatre, on the interface between text, film and stage productions, on his impact on popular culture, on Shakespearean traces in European collective and individual memory, and on his broader cultural legacy. We particularly welcome contributions to a debate about deploying Shakespeare in the local and more globally-oriented theatrical cultures, and in cross-cultural exchanges and negotiations. Members of ESRA are invited to propose a panel and/or a seminar that they would be interested in convening. Proposals of 300-500 words (stating topic, relevance and approach) should be submitted by a panel convenor (with the names of the panellists) and 2-3 potential seminar convenors from different countries who have agreed to work together. Please submit your proposals by 31 May 2016 to: Dr. Aleksandra Sakowska, the Gdańsk conference secretarygdansk@esra2017.eu. Slow mail should be addressed to: Prof. Jerzy Limon, University of Gdańsk, Institute of English and American Studies, ul. Wita Stwosza 51, 80-308 Gdańsk, Poland.
  6. Medieval Sexualities. Institute of Archaeology, UCL, 11-12 June 2016. The Northern/Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series is pleased to invite proposals for papers on medieval sexualities. This interdisciplinary event will explore how different forms and concepts of sexuality are represented and produced in the medieval context though textual, material, archaeological, visual and musical sources. This conference will explore the significance of these varied (re)presentations of sexualities in literature and visual art looking at agency and voice, power and satire. We invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes each on any aspect of sexuality, from researchers in any discipline, and considering any medieval culture. Abstracts of 250 words are invited for submission by 20 April 2016. Please email abstracts to the conference committee at NEmics2016@gmail.com.
  7. Teaching and Learning in Early Modern England: Skills and Knowledge in Practice. A conference to be held at the University of Cambridge, 1 st-2nd September 2016. Organisers: Jennifer Bishop & John Gallagher. From the workshop to the schoolroom, teaching and learning were everyday activities in early modern England. But who learnt what, from whom, and where? How did knowledge transmission work in practice? And what did it mean to be educated, to be skilful, in a rapidly changing society? This conference aims to bring together scholars working on the transmission of knowledge and skills in order to ask new questions about the educational cultures of early modern England. The deadline for abstracts is 1 st April 2016. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to teachingandlearning2016@gmail.com.
  8. Newcastle University School of Modern Languages Translation and Interpreting Section will host a Drama Translation Colloquium on 28-29 June. Registration is free. Please see the link below for details: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sml/about/events/item/drama-translation-colloquium.
  1. What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies. Fifth Biennial Conference, Zurich, 9-11th September 2016. It has been argued that we live in a world saturated by visual images, that culture has undergone a ‘pictorial turn’. This premise has prompted researchers in the humanities and social sciences to theorize the visual image, documenting its function and status relative to other media, tracing the history of its power and the attempts to disempower it. We might think of the work of David Freedberg (The Power of Images, 1989), Bruno Latour (Iconoclash, 2002), W.J.T. Mitchell (What do pictures want? 2004), or James Elkins (What is an image? 2011). This conference aims to extend this scholarship in two interrelated ways, firstly by focusing on the image in a particular period and location, namely in medieval and early modern England, and secondly by exploring the status of the visual image in relation to texts. Call for papers and panels. We invite 20-minute papers. Deadline: 30th April 2016. Please send abstracts (c. 200-400 words) and a short bio (max. 100 words) to bevan.zlatar@es.uzh.ch.
  2. The George Herbert Society announces the Fifth Triennial Conference George Herbert in Paris “Bee Covetous, then, of all good which you see in Frenchmen”, May 18-May 21, 2017. We are seeking proposals on aspects of George Herbert studies, focusing on his poetry or prose. Papers may consider historical, cultural, and discursive contexts for his works, examine rhetorical or lyric strategies afresh, or explore previously unknown or overlooked facets of Herbert’s work and his relationship to both people and topics in the seventeenth century. We welcome proposals from both established scholars in the field as well as newcomers to the George Herbert Society and graduate students. Abstracts in English or in French of no more than 300 words accompanied by a brief CV should be sent to the conference organizers at herbertinparis@gmail.com, by July 15, 2016. Notifications of acceptance: September 15, 2016. Early submissions are welcome! Anyone may submit an abstract, but only members of the Society may deliver a paper. Information regarding accommodation and registration will follow in the fall.
  3. Mary I (1516-1558). A Conference in her 500th Anniversary Year. Sep 30-Oct 01 2016, Institute of Advanced Studies, Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. England’s first Queen regnant, Mary I, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, was born on 18 February 1516, at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich. The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars doing new work on Queen Mary herself, her joint reign with her husband, King Philip of Spain (1554-1558), and on England’s place in Europe and the rest of the world during her reign. The organisers (Gonzalo Berenguer, John Edwards and Alexander Samson) invite papers on any aspect of Mary herself or her reign. Abstracts, c. 200 words, should be sent to velascoberenguer@bristol.ac.uk. To register, please visit our Eventbrite page.
  4. Ascham Conference : Quincentenary of Roger Ascham (1516-1568) Two day conference (9-10 September 2016) at St John’s College, Cambridge. Roger Ascham is a figure familiar to early modernists in the fields of English Literature and History. Often classified as ‘a great mid-Tudor humanist’, he is best known for his role as tutor to Elizabeth I. His most famous works, the Scholemaster and Toxophilus, have been extensively quarried and quoted in studies on prose style and English humanism. His letters (usually cited in translation) are treated by many as a standard primary resource. However, to excerpt and to categorize is not necessarily to understand, and it is arguable that we have lost sight of Ascham the individual, his interests, concerns, and achievements. The 500th anniversary of his birth offers an inviting opportunity to take a fresh look at Ascham and his writing. The conference organisers will be happy to consider any proposals that aspire to cast new light on Ascham and his context. We hope to publish a volume of accepted papers following the conference. Please email abstracts of c.200 words (and any queries) to: rogerascham2016@gmail.com no later than 15 May 2016. Convenors: Dr Lucy Nicholas (King’s College London) and Dr Ceri Law (Queen Mary University, London).


Other Events

  1. New Centre for Early Modern Studies, King’s College London. Visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/centres/cems/home.aspx to be updated on our events, to discover which modules offered by King’s have early modern components, and to browse the directory of CEMS members in order to discover the exciting research going on in our faculty.
  2. Amazing ‘By Me, William Shakespeare’ exhibition is still in full swing in the Inigo Rooms of Somerset House.
  3. Shakespeare’s Friends and Rivals, 9th April, 10-4pm, London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB, Curator and leader: Dr. Eva Griffith. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the day will contextualise Shakespeare and his life with reference to documents of other players and a theatre in Clerkenwell. The focus will be on the Jacobean Red Bull playhouse and the theatrical people who lived in the area, many one-time associates of Shakespeare, then rivals. Those attending will explore the history of Queen Anna of Denmark’s men at the Red Bull through talks, document viewings, performance and an afternoon walking tour. The Society for Renaissance Studies have offered some funding to aid post-graduates and post-docs to attend this event. Please visitevagriffith.com to book and follow the instructions on the homepage to apply for these bursaries.
  4. Ariosto, the Orlando Furiosoand English Culture, 1516-2016. http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2016/Ariosto_the_Orlando_Furioso_and_English_culture.cfm. Thursday 28 & Friday 29 April 2016, 9.30am – 5.00pm. Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH. Convenors: Professor Jane Everson, Royal Holloway University of London, Professor Andrew Hiscock, Bangor University, Dr Stefano Jossa, Royal Holloway University of London. April 2016 marks the fifth centenary of the publication of the first edition of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso. Translated into English in the 1590s by Sir John Harington, godson of Elizabeth I, the influence of Ariosto’s poem can be traced in literature, music and the visual arts, from Spenser and Milton to modern media adaptations. To celebrate this landmark centenary, and assess the impact of the poem on English culture over 500 years, a team of international scholars will discuss Ariosto’s poem through a consideration of editions and translations; critical reception; rewritings and adaptations in different media, in particular opera.
  1. Early Modern Literary Geographies. Oxford University Press. Series Editors: Julie Sanders, Newcastle University and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr, Pennsylvania State University. Influenced by the work of cultural and human geographers, literary scholars have started to attend to the ways in which early modern people constructed their senses of the world out of interactions among places, spaces, and embodied practices. Early Modern Literary Geographies will feature innovative research monographs and agenda-setting essay collections that partake of this “spatial turn.” The term “literary geographies” is to be understood capaciously: we invite submissions on any form of early modern writing that engages with the topics of space, place, landscape and environment. Although English literature is at its centre, Early Modern Literary Geographies will feature scholarship that abuts a range of disciplines, including geography, history, performance studies, art history, musicology, archaeology and cognitive science. Subjects of inquiry might include cartography or chorography; historical phenomenology and sensory geographies; body and environment; mobility studies; histories of travel or perambulation; regional and provincial literatures; urban studies; performance environments; sites of memory and cognition; ecocriticism; and oceanic or new blue studies.
  2. The Department of History at King’s College London is proud to present its 11th annual Medieval Latin Play. HECASTUS (Everyman), by Georgius Macropedius (Joris van Lanckvelt), in the original Latin (with English surtitles). Performance: Thursday 31st March 2016, 7.30 pm. College Chapel, King’s College London, Strand WC2R 2LS. All are welcome; no reservations necessary.
  3. Call for Participation: 12 junior scholars to join the research group “Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas”. Deadline: Mar 31, 2016. A Getty Foundation Connecting Art Histories Project co-directed by Michael Cole and Alessandra Russo, Columbia University. Recent PhDs to junior faculty members working on early modern Italian or Latin American art are eligible to apply though preference will be given to those who did degrees or are working in Italian and Latin American universities. Candidates should submit a statement (maximum
    three pages) explaining their interest in participating; a description (maximum two pages) of a current project; a CV; two letters of recommendation; and a writing sample. Application materials should be sent as a single PDF, clearly labeled, toconnectingarthistories@columbia.edu  by March 31st, 2016. An abridged version of this call for application has been published on: http://www.collegeart.org/opportunities/listing/13130/
  4. To tie in with the forthcoming Literary London Conference (6-8 July 2016) on the theme of ‘London and the Globe’, The Literary London Journal invites contributions for a special issue on ‘Shakespeare’s Londons/London’s Shakespeares’. The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016 and articles (between 5-7,000 words) might broadly address one or more of the following topics or questions: How are ‘Londoners’ (Henry VIII, 1.2.155) constructed in Shakespeare’s plays? What role did – or do – London audiences play in constructing Shakespeare? In what ways can we rethink Shakespeare’s anatopism, i.e. his staging of London as other cities? Can we see evidence of ‘Global Shakespeares’ in the refracted Londons he represented? What urban locations – in London or beyond – matter in Shakespeare’s plays, and our current understanding of them? What contributions can contemporary spatial theory make to understanding Shakespeare’s staging of cities such as London? Do Shakespeare’s staged cities cultivate or curtail the ambiguities (linguistic, spatial, sexual and social) of urban life? In what ways can we see The Globe Theatre – past and present – as a microcosm of a changing and conflicted London? How does the reconstructed Globe Theatre offer a venue for staging modern urban experience? What role does the reconstructed Globe Theatre play in (re)conceptualising Shakespeare’s relationship with London? All submissions should be sent to either Adam Hansen (adam.hansen@northumbria.ac.uk) or Adele Lee (lee@gre.ac.uk). For further details, including the style guide, please visit http://www.literarylondon.org/london-journal/submission.html

Newsletter 57

By Alexander Samson, on 5 February 2016

Conference Notices

  1. The Spanish Book in London during the 16th to 19th Centuries. A one-day conference, 13 May 2016 in the British Library, Conference Centre, Eliot Room. Attendance is free, but please register with taylor@bl.uk.


Calls for Papers

  1. Call for Papers: Europa delle Corti, Mantua, Italy, 22-24 September 2016. The conference will explore the political role of the Gonzaga women as well as their influence on the political agenda, their government styles and personalities. Anyone interested is invited to submit a synopsis of the paper proposal (min. 1000 – max. 2500 characters) to continisio@unicatt.it by February 28, 2016.
  2. The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (ssemw.org) invites proposals for a sponsored roundtable at the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia, PA, January 5-8, 2017. The session approved by SSEMW (as an Affiliated Organization) is automatically accepted for the MLA convention. All participants must be members of both MLA and SSEMW by April 1, 2016. We invite proposals on the topic of early modern women and “inheritances,” broadly conceived. Topics might include wills and legacies; literary transmissions and intertextuality; commemorative texts and artifacts; or visual and artistic traditions. Contributions from a variety of disciplines and national literatures are encouraged. Please send proposals by Tuesday, March 15, 2016, to Patricia Phillippy, SSEMW liaison with the Modern Language Association, at phillippy@kingston.ac.uk.
  3. Call for Proposals: Pre-modern Radicalisms/ Radical Pre-modernisms, Radical History Review. This CFP invites paper proposals that open-up self-reflexive, politically engaged dialogue                about the usefulness and necessity of imagining pre-modernity through the framework of radical history. Procedures for submission       of articles: By April 1, 2016, please        submit   a 1-2 page abstract summarizing the article you wish to            submit as an attachment to contactrhr@gmail.com with “Issue 130 Abstract Submission” in              the subject line.
  4. Call for proposals: Globe Education invites proposals for collaborative workshop experiments in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. We now invite scholars who wish to collaborate with Globe Education to apply for anopportunity to participate in one of three workshops in spring and summer 2016 in which they can work with us to test an idea related to the drama of Shakespeare or his contemporaries in performance indoors. The successful applicants will be post-doctoral fellows, mid-career academics or established scholars in a relevant field, and have proven research interests in early modern drama in performance. They will work in close collaboration with Globe Education academics to develop a practice-led research experiment that responds to the Globe’s research priorities. Globe Education will cover the cost of staff support, candle illumination (if required), workshop production, space hire and publicity. The external partner will bring with them funding of approximately £1,000 for the hire of actors and a director as necessary. Applicants should consult the Research Priorities and Call Specification below and send the following to Dr Will Tosh (t@shakespearesglobe.com) by Monday 14 March 2016.
  5. Call for Papers: We invite delegates from around the world to join us for the 11th biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The conference theme is Mobility and Exchange and we invite papers that engage with this theme from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines. See our Call for Papers: https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
  6. Othello’s Island Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, Cyprus 6 – 8 April 2017. A collaborative event organised by academics from Sheffield Hallam University, SOAS University of London University of Kent, University of Sheffield and the University of Leeds. www.tiny.cc/othello2017


Job opportunities

  1. Applications are invited for two Postdoc Research Associateships in the English Department at the University of Geneva. The aim of the Associateships is to contribute to a research project, led by Lukas Erne and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, on early modern German versions of plays by Shakespeare. To apply email erne@unige.ch, and for more information visit http://www.unige.ch/lettres/angle/en/emplois/. Closing date 15 March.
  2. The job ad for the post doc attached to the Before Shakespeare project is now available. This is a two-year, full-time position involving archival research in and performance approaches to the early London playhouses. The deadline to apply is 22 February. http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMW957/research-fellow-english-and-creative-writing
  3. The University of Hull is offering ONE Postdoctoral Research Assistant Post & TWO full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships or International Fees Bursaries to join a Research Team working on Gender, Place and Memory 1400-1900. Closing date: 29th February 2016.

POSTDOCTORAL RESARCH ASSISTANT: (Band 7) for the duration of 3 years. Project Title: Women, Property and Place in the World. TO APPLY: https://jobs.hull.ac.uk/

PHD PROJECT 1: Women Walking the World: Emotions, Place and Memory in English Court Records, 1400-1800. TO APPLY: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/pgmi2/s/women-world-emotion.aspx

PHD PROJECT 2: Women, Property and the Law: Mapping Sexual Inequality in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1708-1974. TO APPLY: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/pgmi2/s.aspx


Other Events

  1. Opening weekend of What You Will: King’s Shakespeare Festival. Taking place 11-14 February, this weekend of exciting events marks the start of our Shakespeare Festival, which runs throughout 2016. For more information visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/centres/lsc/events/index.aspx
  2. Shakespeare400 is a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, coordinated by King’s College London, which will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Through a connected series of public performances, programmes, exhibitions and creative activities in the capital and beyond, partners will celebrate the legacy of Shakespeare during the quatercentenary year. http://www.shakespeare400.org/
  3. Lecture: Nathan Wachtel (Collège de France), The ‘Jewish Indian Theory’: the Problem of the Origin of the American Populations (XVIth-XVIIth Centuries), UCL Centre for Transnational History, in cooperation with UCL Institute of the Americas and the Institute of Jewish Studies, Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 05:30 PM, UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London. Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. Please register here: http://jewish-indian-theory.eventbrite.co.uk. A drinks reception will be served after the lecture at the South Cloisters, Wilkins Building.
  4. Society for Neo-Latin Studies, Postgraduate Student Event, Thursday 10 March. This year’s postgraduate event will be held at Merton College, Oxford. 20 places available, first come first served. There will be no fee involved, please just bring £3.30 in cash with you for a massive lunch. Free tea, coffee, and biscuits. There are opportunities to present short papers (10-15 minutes) at this event, in a friendly and relaxed environment. If you would like to speak about your research or suggest a topic for discussion, please email elizabeth.sandis@merton.ox.ac.uk by Monday 22 February. There is no deadline for registering to attend.
  5. Domestic Shakespeare Lecture by Lena Cowen Orlin on ‘The Second-Best Bed’, and Performance Workshop with Laura Gowing 1pm, Sat 13 February, The Great Hall, King’s College London (Strand Campus), as part of King’s Shakespeare Festival: ‘What You Will’. Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance; you can book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kings-shakespeare-festival-domestic-shakespeare-a-lecture-by-lena-cowen-orlin-followed-by-a-tickets-20420818217

Newsletter 56

By Alexander Samson, on 17 December 2015

Newsletter 56

By Alexander Samson, on 17 December 2015

Conference Notices

  1. 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. For all details of the conference programme and how to register please see: http://rensoc.org.uk/news/ariosto-orlando-furioso-and-english-culture-1516-2016.
  2. A Conference to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Herbert Grierson, 15-17 January 2016, hosted by the Sir Herbert Grierson Centre for Textual Criticism and Comparative Literary History, in association with the Centre for Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Aberdeen. The conference commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Herbert Grierson (1866-1960), Inaugural Chalmers Professor of English Literature at the University of Aberdeen, who was also a Classicist. The Subversions of Classical Learning project as a whole comprises a series of events (in 2015 and 2016) to consider some of the most dynamic and exciting transformations and subversions of Classical themes.
  3. Register now for ‘Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation’ symposium. Thursday, April 14, 2016 – Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Newberry Library​. For more details visit: https://www.newberry.org/04142016-cervantes-and-shakespeare-transnational-conversation.
  4. 5th Scientiae Conference on ‘Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World (approx. 1400-1800)’. Scientiae Oxford 2016, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, 5-7 July 2016. http://scientiae.co.uk/oxford-2016/.
  5. Joint Annual Renaissance Early Modern Postgraduate Symposium: Placing Prints: New Developments in the Study of Print, 1400-1800 ­ which will take place on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February 2016 at The Courtauld Institute of Art. More information: http://courtauld.ac.uk/event/placing-prints-new-developments-in-the-study-of-early-modern-print.
  6. Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Religion and Science Conference on 21-23 March 2016, University of Groningen. http://www.rug.nl/ggw/news/events/2016/early-modern-women-on-metaphysics-religion-and-science.
  7. The research group Places of Amnesia at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce the interdisciplinary conference Places of Amnesia: Interdisciplinary perspectives on forgotten pasts, Cambridge (UK), April 5-6, 2016. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Places-of-Amnesia/.
  8. Registration open for the 6th New Insights into 16th-and 17th-Century British Architecture, organised by Dr Claire Gapper and Dr Paula Henderson. The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Saturday, January 23, 2016.
  9. ‘Religion and Medicine: Healing the Body and Soul From the Middle Ages to the Modern Day’, Birkbeck, University of London, 15-16 July 2016. https://religionandmedicine.wordpress.com/.
  10. Spaces and Places of Leisure, Recreation and Sociability in Early Modernity (c. 1500-1800). German Historical Institute, London, 19-21 May 2016. https://networks.h-net.org/node/GROUP_NID/announcements/82169/spaces-and-places-leisure-recreation-and-sociability-early.
  11. The Spanish Book in London from the 16th to 19th centuries, 13 May 2016, British Library, Conference Centre, Eliot Room.
  12. Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain (Leuven, 4-6 Feb 16)‏. https://netherlandishartinspain.wordpress.com/.
  13. Women and the Canon Conference to be held at Christ Church (University of Oxford) on 22-23 January 2016. https://womenandthecanon.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/.


Research Seminars, Training, and Workshops

  1. Registration is now open for a one day workshop entitled ‘The Neapolitan Phoenix: Heritage and Renewal in Renaissance and Early Modern Naples (1442-1647)’. The one-day workshop is being held at Compton Verney, the very beautiful art gallery in Warwickshire, from approximately 10am – 6pm on the 26th May 2016. We currently have eight confirmed speakers, minibus travel is being arranged from campus, and there will also be a tour of the gallery after lunch.   More details, programme etc will be added to the website in due course. Costs for the workshop are £40 (external), £35 (Warwick staff), £30 (students) and numbers are very limited, so early registration is essential, by sending your enquiry to renaissance@warwick.ac.uk.
  2. London Renaissance Seminar: Forests and Gardens in Early Modern Culture. Organiser: Dr Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, Saturday 9 January 12-5, Room 114, 43 Gordon Square tbc. The School of Arts, Birkbeck College.
  3. London Renaissance Seminar: Authorship and Attribution in Early Modern Drama; John Marston and others. Organisers: Prof. Martin Butler, Prof M.Steggle, Saturday 23 January Room 114. The School of Arts, Birkbeck College.
  4. London Renaissance Seminar: Early Modern Vengeance; In and Out of Time. Organiser: Dr Kate Graham, Saturday 30th January 2016, Room: G10/112tbc. The School of Arts, Birkbeck College. This half-day symposium will interrogate the relationship between revenge and time in Early Modern drama, while also considering the performances of Early Modern revenge plays in our own time. Confirmed speakers include Will Tosh (Globe Theatre), Sarah Lewis (King¹s), Catherine Silverstone (QMUL), and Katherine M. Graham (University of Westminster).
  5. Shakespeare/Cervantes Centenary Event, A Centre for Translating Cultures seminar, 16 March 2016, 15:30, Raymond Calcraft (University of Exeter), Web link here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/events/details/index.php?event=4879.
  6. Seminar on Printed Books, manuscripts and Material Studies, ESSE Galway, August 22-26, 2016. For more information contact: Carlo Bajetta, Università della Valle d¹Aosta, Italy, bajetta@univda.it, and Guillaume Coatalen, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France, guillaumecoatalen@hotmail.com


Calls for Papers

  1. Call for papers: Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium to be held at Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, on Wednesday 20th April 2016. This symposium draws together growing research interest in disability studies and Shakespearean theatre. Please email an abstract of up to 300 words and a short bio to the symposium organisers (disabilityandshakespeare@gmail.com) by Friday 15th January 2016. Please indicate if your proposal is for a position paper. There are two small travel bursaries available for postgraduate/early career presenters; the recipients of these grants will be asked to write a short reflection on the symposium, which will be published on the BSA website, the Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog, and the symposium website.
  2. Call for papers: The editorial board of Shakespeare Jahrbuch invites submissions for its 2017 issue, which will devoted to Shakespeare’s Green Worlds. Please send your manuscripts to the editor of Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Sabine Schülting (email: sabine.schuelting@fu-berlin.de), by 15 April 2016. The length of articles should not exceed 6,000 words. Articles should be formatted according to our style sheet, which can be downloaded from http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/en/jahrbuch/note-on-submission.html.
  3. Call for papers: Birkbeck Early Modern Society is pleased to announce its 9th annual student conference on the theme of Sensing the Early Modern to take place on 20th February 2016. We invite proposals for papers that explore perceptions of the senses during the early modern period, 1500-1800 and we welcome proposals from post-graduate students from all institutions. Conference papers might address the five traditional senses ­ sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch ­ or those less defined areas, such as the sense of time or place; of common sense, pain or pleasure. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words for a paper lasting 20-25 minutes (about 2,000-2,500 words) to Sue Jones, President, Birkbeck Early Modern Society, bbkems@gmail.com by 5pm on 11th December 2015. The abstract should be in the Microsoft word document headed with your name, programme of study and institution.
  4. Call for papers: Translating Petrarch’s sonnets (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, February 19, 2015). Please send proposals (up to 300 words) to carole.birkan-berz@univ-paris3.fr and sonnetintranslation@gmail.com before December 15, 2015. Our first study day will take place on Friday February 19 at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. We will focus on translations, re-translations and adaptations of Petrarch’s Canzoniere in a transhistorical perspective. The 19 February study day will aim at exploring the various modalities, meanings and scope of translations, adaptations and imitations of Petrarch, especially in English and French language poetries but also in other languages.
  5. Call for papers: Intimacy in Early Modern Art, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), August 18-20, 2016, in Bruges, Belgium. This session will explore the social implications of intimacy in the production, reception, and circulation of early modern art. Deadline for submission: Monday, February 8, 2016. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a CV with contact information to Andrea Pearson at pearson@american.edu.
  6. Call for papers: Cervantes+Shakespeare2016. 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. The organisers invite proposals for contributions that critically explore questions related to early modern Spanish and English literature, history and culture, language, Restoration English Studies, Early Modern Anglo-Spanish cross-cultural studies, and any aspect of the literary and cultural links between Cervantes and Shakespeare from their time to our own. Abstracts should be 200-300 words and can be in English or Spanish. Both languages will be used in the conference. Submit your proposal for 20-min papers, 90-min sessions or round tables using the web platform: Cervantes+Shakespeare2016. Deadline for submission of proposals: 10th January 2016. For further information, contact sederi2016@gmail.com.
  7. Call for papers: John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016: ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library. Monday 27-Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, Manchester. Deadline 29 January 2016. For more details visit: http://www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/conference-2016/.
  8. Call for papers: Utopia for 500 Years’ A Conference on Thomas More’s Utopia to be held at St. Thomas More College, University Of Saskatchewan, 22-24 September 2016, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the work’s publication. Deadline 8th January 2016. For further information: http://words.usask.ca/cmrsblog/2015/10/22/utopia-for-500-years-a-call-for-papers/.
  9. Call for papers: ‘Dare to Tell’: Silence and Saying in Ben Jonson. 1st – 3rd April 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. Deadline: 26 February 2016. https://jonson16.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/jonson_1616_cfp_zoesutherland.pdf.
  10. Call for papers for ‘Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare’s London and London’s Shakespeare’ ­ seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016. Donald Hedrick (Kansas State University) and Edel Semple (University College Cork). Registration for this seminar can be found online at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016 website. Seminar places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Registration closes on 1st February 2016.
  11. Call for papers: The Spring 2016 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Saturday 12 March 2016. Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute on 12 March 2016. Please send proposals to Professor Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) and/or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk) by no later than 15 January 2016. For more information visit: https://britishmiltonseminar.wordpress.com/.
  12. Call for papers: ‘Transverberations: Iberian Mysticism in a Global Context’. 5th and 6th February, 2016, University of Manchester. Proposals for 20-minute papers in English by December 14th, 2015. Full details: https://transverberations.wordpress.com/.
  13. Call for papers: ‘Texts & Contexts VII, The Influence of Vernacular Discourses on Neo-Latin Literature’. 21st – 23rd April 2016, Innsbruck, Austria. http://neolatin.lbg.ac.at/news/texts-contexts-vii-influence-vernacular-discourses-neo-latin-literature.
  14. Call for papers: ‘The Musical Humanism of the Renaissance and its Legacy’. A University of Warwick Conference to be held at Warwick in Venice (the Palazzo Papafava), Venice. 2-4 June 2016. In collaboration with the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group. Please submit titles (along with an abstract of no more than 300 words) for 20-minute papers to the conference convener, Jacomien Prins (j.w.prins@warwick.ac.uk), by 15 December 2015. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/about_us/centrestaff/researchfellows/prins/musicalrenaissanceconf/musicalhumanismconferencecallforpapersdef.pdf.
  15. Call for papers: La Corónica invites scholars to submit a paper for a cluster entitled “Redes Petristas: Networks and Memory of Pedro I of Castile”. This cluster will explore the persistence over the years and across Europe of Petrism, whose traces can be uncovered in historiographical, literary and artistic production. Those intending to submit articles should send an abstract and preliminary bibliography to the guest editors of the cluster, Rosa Rodríguez Porto (rosa.rodriguezporto@york.ac.uk) and Sacramento Roselló Martínez (srm@sdu.dk) by Feb 1st, 2016. For more information see: http://www.lacoronica.org/normas.htm.
  16. Call for papers: Contributions are invited towards a volume of essays on the German friar, priest and professor of theology, Martin Luther. The book will reconsider Luther’s pivotal contribution to the Protestant Reformation, advancing the debate on the source of his theological opposition to the traditional beliefs and practices of the medieval church. Chapter proposals of c. 250 words on any literary or biographical aspect of Luther should be emailed to the editor, Philip Major, by 30 December 2015. Birkbeck, University of London.
  17. Call for papers: ‘The Pre-Modern Book in a Global Context: Materiality and Visuality’. October 21-22, 2016, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, CEMERS conference, Binghamton University, The state University of New York. https://www.binghamton.edu/cemers/.
  18. Call for papers: ‘Magic and Magicians in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age’, 13th International Symposium on Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson. April 28­May 1, 2016. http://medievalartresearch.com/2015/09/29/magic-and-magicians-in-the-middle-ages-and-the-early-modern-age-the-university-of-arizona-tucson-april-28-may-1-2016/.
  19. Call for papers: Northern Renaissance Seminar, ‘Communication, Correspondence and Transmission in the Early Modern World’. 12-13 May, 2016, Leeds. Dr Sara Barker (University of Leeds) is the event¹s keynote speaker. https://nrsleeds2016.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/.
  20. Call for papers: 3-day conference on Gender, Power and Materiality in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800¹, Plymouth University, 7-9 Apr 2016; http://www.slideshare.net/NadineAkkerman1/call-for-papers-a-3day-conference-79-april-2016-plymouth-university.
  21. Call for papers: Voluntary Action History Society 25th Anniversary Conference, University of Liverpool, UK, between 13th and 15th July 2016. The theme is Thinking about the Past, Thinking about the future. http://www.vahs.org.uk/events/upcoming-events/.
  22. Call for papers: Othello’s Island 2016, the 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on Medieval and Renaissance art, literature, history, culture and society. Deadline: 4 January 2016, othellosisland.org.
  23. Call for papers: The next forum for Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal volume 11, issue 1, to be published October, 2016, will be on women and science. Topics to be considered may include any subject that addresses the activity of women in science (including medicine), natural philosophy, or natural history broadly conceived. Forum pieces may consider, for example, women as scientists in any field, the influence of women as patrons of scientists and academies, or the scientific study of gender. Proposals on other related topics are welcome. Please send us an abstract of 300 words to msuzuki@miami.edu. We will respond promptly. The completed forum essays, of 3000-3500 words, will be due January 15, 2016.


Announcements of Projects / Publications

  1. Bainton Book Prizes for Warwick colleagues: four members of the CSR – past and present – were recognised by the international Sixteenth Century Society for their outstanding contributions to early modern studies. Dr Elizabeth Goldring was awarded the 2015 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Art History for Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art (Yale University Press, 2014). Congratulations are also due to the CSR-based John Nichols Research Project, the primary output of which, John Nichols’s The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I: A New Edition of the Early Modern Sources (Oxford University Press, 2014), was awarded the 2015 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Reference. For more details: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/145landmark_publication146_and/.
  2. Brian Cummings and Alex Walsham have been awarded a grant by the AHRC to fund a collaborative and interdisciplinary project on ‘Remembering the Reformation’. The project will run for three years from 1 January 2016 and will involve the appointment of two postdoctoral research assistants, one based in the Department of English and Related Literature at York and the other at the Faculty of History in Cambridge.
  3. Jeanne Shami is pleased to announce a database of early modern sermon manuscripts (1530-1715): GEMMS (Gateway to Early Modern Sermon Manuscripts) the blogpost address http://www.gemmsproject.blogspot.com/


Other Events

  1. Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. 12 March – 5 June 2016, ‘In the Age of Giorgione’. Trace the development of ideas that changed the course of art in this highly original exploration of the Venetian Renaissance. Bringing together iconic paintings by masters such as Titian and Giorgione, we shed new light on a pivotal yet little-understood moment in the history of art. https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/in-the-age-of-giorgione.
  2. Postgrads working on Library and Information history, and wishing to receive funding for relevant research or conferences, may be interested in the James Ollé Awards. Deadline: 31 December 2015. http://www.cilip.org.uk/library-information-history-group/james-oll-awards.
  3. UCL Renaissance Latin Reading Group, from Thursday 14 January 2016, at 5.00 p.m. in the UCL Italian Seminar Room, Foster Court 351. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mars/seminars-lectures/latin-reading.
  4. Dr Johnson’s Reading Circle, An intimate after-hours reading group led by a prominent 18th-century academic in the former home of Dr Samuel Johnson. http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/ReadingCircle.html.
  5. A visiting fellowship worth £1,500 is available to scholars working on women’s lives, identities and representations in the humanities (broadly defined). The fellowship is intended to cover some of the costs associated with undertaking research in Oxford and can be taken up at any time between 25 April 2016 until 21 June 2018. For more information: http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/women-humanities-visiting-fellowship.
  6. Globe Research Internships accepting applications until 4 January, all details here: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/about-us/opportunities/internships.

Newsletter 55

By Alexander Samson, on 8 September 2015

Conference Notices

  1. ‘Scandal, Controversy, Persecution: Shaping Dissenting Identities’, Saturday, 14 November 2015, Dr Williams¹s Library ­ 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR. As usual, the conference is free of charge but prior registration is essential either by mail (anne.page@univ-amu.fr) or by post: Dr Michael Davies Department of English 19-23 Abercromby Sq University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZG. For more information:  http://www.dissent.hypotheses.org
  2. Conference “Femmes a la cour de France: Charges et fonctions” in Paris, October 8-9. Programme and registration information at http://cour-de-france.fr/article3761.html?lang=fr
  3. ‘Poets of the New World: Literary and Cultural Transmission in Early Modern Spanish America’. 19th-20th November 2015, Clare College, University of Cambridge. Full details of the programme and free registration are available on the conference website: http://newworldpoets.wix.com/cambridge
    The deadline for registration is 10th November 2015. For more information, please contact Imogen Choi ics26@cam.ac.uk
  4. Registration is open for Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture 1: The
    Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450-1630 (21 and 22 September 2015 at TORCH,
    Oxford). Attendance at the conference is free, but registration is required.
    For details of the programme and information about how to register please
    visit http://torch.ox.ac.uk/centres-diplomacy-centres-culture-i-0
  5. A one-day conference looking at various cultural aspects of the reign of James V – titled ‘The Presence of Majestie: James V and Sir David Lindsay’. The conference is being held on Saturday 19 September at St Augustine’s Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL​ and costs just £15 to attend. The event is sponsored by the Heraldic Society of Scotland and can be booked through the HSS shop http://www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk/conference.html or by contacting Alex Maxwell Findlater alex@findlater.org.uk
  6. ‘Reimagining the Cavalier’: A One-Day Symposium at Newcastle University, 11 September 2015, Percy Building, Room G.10. The symposium is free, but please email ruth.connolly@ncl.ac.uk to register your attendance. Further information available here: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/mems/reimaginingthecavalier/http://research.ncl.ac.uk/mems/reimaginingthecavalier/


Research Seminars, Training, and Workshops

  1. Upcoming Birkbeck Early Modern Society Events: on 23 October Dr Stephen Brogan will talk about  ‘Rivals to Charles II?  Valentine Greatrakes, the duke of Monmouth and the royal touch in Restoration England, 1660-85’.  On 13 November, Dr Susan North of the V&A will speak to us about ‘Dress and hygiene in early modern England. For more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/about-us/societies-student-groups/early-modern-society Or visit our blog http://www.emintelligencer.org.uk
  1. The 4th London Summer School in Intellectual History. Both lectures are free and colleagues are very welcome, but we would kindly ask them to register beforehand at the relevant event webpages. In case of any practical queries, they can contact the event administrator, Ms Lucy Dow, at elspeth.dow.09@ucl.ac.uk Opening keynote lecture by Prof. Anthony La Vopa (North Carolina): “Specialization run amok? Contextualizing Denis Diderot” (Monday 7 September 2015, 5:00pm, Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, UCL) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/specialization-run-amok-making-sense-of-denis-diderot-tickets-18286569622 Concluding keynote lecture by Prof. Quentin Skinner (QMUL): “Thomas Hobbes and the iconography of the state” (Thursday 10 September 2015, 2:30pm, Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, UCL)  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thomas-hobbes-and-the-iconography-of-the-state-tickets-18286622781
  2. The 2015 Fifteenth Century Conference will be hosted at the University of Kent on 10-12 September this year, a conference with two major themes, Lancastrian political culture and social and economic history in the later Middle Ages. For more information, please visit: https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/Registration/Welcome.aspx?e=076160A7EA8AFA2B1E20EFBA06A1E773
  3. The Early Modern Line: A Symposium on Friday 18th September 2015 at Brotherton Library, University of Leeds. Free Registration  & Postgraduate Travel Bursaries Available. Keynote presentations from Dr Matthew Eddy (Durham University), Matthias Garn, Master Mason, and carver Kibby Schaefer, alongside an exhibition of items from the Library’s Special Collections. To register, please email earlymodernlines@york.ac.ukbefore Monday 14th September. Please indicate if you are a postgraduate student and would like to be considered for a travel bursary.
  4. ESSE Galway  August 22-26, 2016. Seminar on Printed Books, Manuscripts and Material Studies. Convenors:Carlo Bajetta, Università della Valle d’Aosta, Italy, carlo.bajetta@univda.it Guillaume Coatalen, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France, guillaumecoatalen@hotmail.com. The focus is on the physicality of English printed books and manuscripts, whether they be strictly literary or not.
  5. Online Paleography Course and Onsite Archival Studies Seminar in Florence, Italy. Part of the Medici Archive Project. For further details: www.medici.org/educational-programmes



Calls for Papers

  1. Placing Prints: New Developments in the Study of Early Modern Print ­ which will take place on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February 2016  at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Click here for more information. Abstracts for 20-minute papers, not exceeding 250 words should be sent with a brief academic CV (100 words) by 22 November to: placingprints@courtauld.ac.uk
  2. Call for papers: Royal Studies Network at Kalamazoo, May 2016. ‘A Queen is Born: Celebrating the 500th Birthday of Queen Mary I of England. A Successor is Born: Contested Births and Unexpected Heirs.’ If you would like to participate in one of our sessions, please send a 250 word abstract for a 20 minute paper to the session coordinator, Valerie Schutte (veschutte@gmail.com) by 15 September. Please include a participant information form with your abstract.
  3. Call for papers for a two-day conference on ‘Women and the Canon’ to be held at Christ Church (University of Oxford) on 22-23 January 2016. Please send an abstract of 250 words with a brief biography by 15th September to the following email address: womencanonconference@gmail.com.
  4. Call for Papers: ‘The Opportune Moment and the Early Modern Theatre of Politics.’ An initiative of the Grasping Kairos Research Network on Thursday 12th November 2015, 13.00-20.00, Room 112, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London. To attend the seminar, please send an abstract of max. 300 words, accompanied by a one-page CV by 30thSeptember 2015 to the seminar organisers Dr Joanne Paul, Dr Kristine Johanson, and Dr Sarah Lewis at graspingkairos@gmail.com. We welcome abstracts from both established scholars and postgraduates. If you would like to audit the seminar, please email the network and hopefully we will be able to accommodate you. To attend the keynote address, please email graspingkairos@gmail.comto be added to the list of attendees. For more information, please visit the Grasping Kairos website: graspingkairos.wix.com/network
  5. Society for Neo-Latin Studies SNLS Early-Career Essay Prize. Submissions for the inaugural SNLS Early-Career Essay Prize are now invited. All PhD students and post-docs up to two years after their viva by the deadline (who are also members) are eligible to submit an essay of up to 7,000 words, including footnotes, but excluding bibliography and any appendixes (e.g. part of a chapter or a draft of an article or a  written version of a conference paper) by 1 September 2015 (as an email attachment to g.manuwald@ucl.ac.uk). All submissions will be judged by members of the Executive Committee, who may ask other experts to join them. The winner will be announced at the AGM in November and will receive a certificate, a small financial award and publication advice if required.
  6. Call for papers for ‘Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare¹s London and London¹s Shakespeare’ seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016. For more info http://www.wsc2016.info/
  7. Call for papers for ‘Othello’s Island 2016’ The 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Literature, History, Culture and Society. Please refer to the website before submitting for further information: www.othellosisland.org
  8. Call for papers for the session “Labyrinth as Paradigm in Late Medieval and Early Modern Cultures” we are organizing for the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (Harvard University, March 17-20). 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers are due September 23, 2015. Click here for more information.
  9. Call for papers: ‘Self-Commentary in Early Modern European Literature’ will be held at Durham University (UK) on 26-27 February 2016. For more info: https://www.dur.ac.uk/imems/events/conferences/?eventno=25738
  10. Call for papers for a 3-day conference on ‘Gender, Power and Materiality in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800’, Plymouth Uni, 7-9 Apr 2016. http://www.slideshare.net/NadineAkkerman1/call-for-papers-a-3day-conference-79-april-2016-plymouth-university
  11. Call for papers: Voluntary Action History Society 25th Anniversary Conference. University of Liverpool, UK,  between 13th and 15th July 2016. The theme is ‘Thinking about the past, thinking about the future.’ Papers are invited which explore subjects in a range of time periods, from the Middle Ages (or earlier) to the near-history of the twenty-first century. For more details see the call for papers here: http://www.vahs.org.uk/events/upcoming-events/ The organisers will welcome speakers and attendees working in women’s studies.
  12. Call for papers: EAUH 2016: Natural Disasters and Relocation of Cities in Spanish America, 16th ­-18th centuries. 13th International Conference on Urban History, Helsinki, 24th – 27th August 2016. For more information: https://eauh2016.net/programme/sessions/#session-content-25513. The next forum for Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal volume 11, issue 1, to be published October, 2016, will be on women and science. Topics to be considered may include any subject that addresses the activity of women in science (including medicine), natural philosophy, or natural history broadly conceived. Forum pieces may consider, for example, women as scientists in any field, the influence of women as patrons of scientists and academies, or the scientific study of gender. Proposals on other related topics welcome. Please send us an abstract of 300 words to msuzuki@miami.edu. We will respond promptly. The completed forum essays, of 3000-3500 words, will be due January 15, 2016.
  13. The launch of the new book series titled “Spanish Golden Age Studies” http://www.peterlang.com/?SGAS welcomes proposals in English and Spanish, and are interested in both single-authored monographs and edited collections.


Jobs and Studentships

  1. Two PhD candidates in Renaissance and Golden Age Literature. Faculty of Humanities – Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies. For more information and applications, please visit: http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/content/2015/07/15-268_two-phd-candidates-in-renaissance-and-golden-age-literature.html


Announcements of Projects / Publications

  1. JournalLists, a free subscription service for reading historical fiction, periodicals, and diaries in e-instalments. It’s designed to be both an educational resource for undergraduates, to facilitate reading historical works in small doses, as well as a fun experiment in reading for graduates, academics, and anyone interested in early modern literature. The first JournalList went live on 14 August with James Boswell¹s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson: sign upand receive each entry of Boswell’s diary on the anniversary of the day it was written. Upcoming JournalLists include The Spectator, and Lord Byron’s Ravenna journal. Go to  www.journalists.wordpress.comto find out more.


Other Events

  1. A guided walk: Very Able Statuaries – Early Modern Sculptors in the City of London. Exploring the lives and works of the many talented ‘carvers’ and craftsmen working in the Early Modern City after the Great Fire of 1666. The walk looks at examples from such stars as Frances Bird, Gaius Gabriel Cibber, Grinling Gibbons, John Bushnell, Thomas Strong, Robert Bird and Edward Pearce. As usual, we will visit a pub or two en route. Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Meet for a 6:30pm start at the statue of Queen Anne in front of the main entrance/west steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. £10 per person payable on the evening of the tour. £8 for people on the Early Modern Society mailing list, who’ve booked their place in advance with Laura Jacobs by September 21 at bbkems@gmail.com.
  2. Maya-on-the-Thames workshop – UCL Institute of Archaeology. September 11-13, 2015. Attendance is free of charge and open to all, no prior knowledge necessary. Attend the lecture and the workshops or just the activity of your preference. More details on the event’s website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mayaglyphs
  3. Special Events at the Foundling Museum: Including two talks on Jane Austen’s Emma on the 11th and 13th September.  Please visit here for full details: http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/special-events/



Newsletter 54

By Alexander Samson, on 18 June 2015

Conference Notices

  1. Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Aberystwyth/Bangor) Biennial Conference. Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University. Registration is now open: http://travelandconflict.bangor.ac.uk/register.php.en
  2. Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare. The 2016 World Shakespeare Congress – four hundred years after the playwright’s death – will celebrate Shakespeare’s memory and the global cultural legacy of his works. For more information, or to register for the event, please visit: www.wsc2016.info
  3. Women, Land and the Making of the British Landscape, 1300-1900. A two-day interdisciplinary conference, 29th-30th June 2015, University of Hull. Please book via the University of Hull’s online shop  http://shop.hull.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=90&prodid=204 Further details are available via the Women and Land blog: https://womenandland.wordpress.com/
  1. Thomas Middleton’s A Game at Chess (1624). A symposium and script-in-hand performance of the play. Canterbury Christ Church University, Saturday 4th July 2015. Please register through the CCCU online shop: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/shop/Thomas-Middleton-Symposium
  2. National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies. Early Career Symposium, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 18 September 2015. Expressions of interest in speaking at the event (including giving a 15-20 minute paper) are welcome; see website for more details. For more information about the event and how to register please visit http://www.earlymodernboundaries.com.
  3. Piero della Francesca and disegno, will take place on Friday 19 June 2015, 12.45 – 19.30 (with registration from 12.15) and Saturday 20 June 2015, 10.00 – 17.30 (with registration from 9.30) in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and at the Sainsbury Wing Theatre, The National Gallery, London. BOOK ONLINE: http://courtauld-institute.digitalmuseum.co.ukFor further information, email ResearchForum@courtauld.ac.uk.
  4. Emblems in Everyday Life, 2 – 4 September 2015, Glasgow University Library. A two day conference on emblems to mark the launch of the Great Britain and Ireland Branch of the Society for Emblem Studies, including a round table on the recent important acquisition to the Stirling Maxwell Collection in the University Library from the Yates Tompson and Bright sale. For more information and to register for this event, contact Alison Adams alison.rawles@btinternet.com or http://www.emblemstudies.org/gbi-ses-2015meeting/
  5. Johnson and Shakespeare, 7–9 August 2015, Pembroke College Oxford. A Conference to Mark the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Publication of Samuel Johnson’s The Plays of William Shakespeare. For more information, and to book places please visit https://johnsonandshakespeare2015.wordpress.com
  6. WEMLO is a British Academy/Leverhulme-funded project created to support researchers of early modern women letter writers. This site provides a scholarly meeting place for such researchers and offers an array of resources, including bibliographies, links to related resources, an image gallery of female letter writers, calls for papers, news, and a blog where scholars can communicate with each other about their work. The project also holds workshopsthat encourage scholarship in the area of early modern women’s epistolary culture. They are organising a colloquium on “New Directions in Early Modern Women’s Letters”, taking place on 14-15 August 2014.  Please see the events page on their website for further details: http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/wemlo/


Research Seminars, Training, and Workshops

  1. Drayton in London London Renaissance Seminar at The Royal Geographical Society. For further information, contact Mandy Bedford University of Exeter hums-conferences@ex.ac.uk
  2. The Performance and Experience of Domestic Service. Saturday 18th July 2015, 2pm-6.30pm. Room 538, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX. Please email emma.whipday@magd.ox.ac.uk with any queries.
  3. Lope and the European Theatre of his Time. 8th Lope de Vega Conference. December 10th , 11th and 12th, 2015. Prolope Research Group. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona. For more info: lopeeuropeo@hotmail.com
  4. Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture I: The Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450 to c.1630. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities 21-22 September 2015. A conference exploring the role of diplomatic processes and personal in cultural exchanges at early modern courts. Early career academics are particularly welcome. For more details see: http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/centres-diplomacy-centres-culture-i


Calls for Papers

  1. Call for papers from the Women’s Studies Group: 1558-1837 (London). The group will be meeting at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ. WSG  membership is open to men and women, graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. Our website on www.womensstudiesgroup.org.uk provides more information. All meetings are on Saturdays: in the 2015-2016 sessions, the dates are as follows: Saturday 26th  September, 2015; Saturday 28th November, 2015; Saturday 30th January, 2016. Please reply to Carolyn D. Williams on cdwilliamslyle@aol.com
  2. In response to the lively conversation on EMW-L last spring on films, EMWJ is soliciting proposals for reviews of films that highlight the historical presence of early modern women. Please send us abstracts of 200 words by July 1 that include the names of the films to be reviewed and the theme(s) that connect them. We will respond promptly. The completed essays will be due October 1, 2015. The cluster of reviews will be published in volume 10, issue 2 in April, 2016. Our next forum for volume 11, issue 1, to be published October, 2016, will be on women and science.
    Topics to be considered may include any subject that addresses the activity of women in science (including medicine), natural philosophy, or natural history broadly conceived. Forum pieces may consider, for example, women as scientists in any field, the influence of women as patrons of scientists and academies, or the scientific study of gender. Proposals on other related topics welcome. Please send us an abstract of 300 words by July 1. We will respond promptly. The completed forum essays, of 3000-3500 words, will be due January 15, 2016. For more info: http://www.humanities.miami.edu/humanities/about/staff/msuzuki/
  3. Authority Revisited: Thomas More and Erasmus in 1516. Lectio International Conference. 30 November to 3 December 2016. University of Leuven (Belgium). Papers may be given in English or French and the presentation should take 20 minutes. To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of approximately 300 words (along with your name, academic affiliation and contact information) to lectio@kuleuven.be by January 15, 2016. For more info: www.ghum.kuleuven.be/lectio
  1. Call for Papers for the First Interdisciplinary Historical Fictions Research Network Conference. Anglia Ruskin University. Cambridge, 27th and 28th February 2016. This is a key moment for the study of historical fictions: there is a rising critical recognition of the texts and the convergence of lines of theory in the philosophy of history, narratology, popular literature, historical narratives of national and cultural identity, and cross-disciplinary approaches to narrative constructions of the past. Paper proposals consisting of a title and abstract of no more than 250 words should be submitted to: historicalfictionsresearch@gmail.com by September 1st 2015. Follow us: Twitter: @HistoricalFic http://historicalfictionsresearch.org
  2. News, Secrecy and Foreign Policy in Early Modern England, Bath Spa University, 24th October 2015, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. Paper proposals should be sent to d.coast@bathspa.ac.uk by 31st July 2015.


Jobs and Studentships

  1. One Year Post at University of Strathclyde. Following the award of an AHRC Research Fellowship to Professor Erica Fudge, the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde invites applications for the post of Teaching Associate in English Studies. We are looking to appoint an individual at an early stage of their career with experience in undergraduate teaching. The potential to contribute to research activities would be advantageous along with a PhD in a related subject.
    The appointment is for twelve months, beginning 1 September 2015. English Studies at the University of Strathclyde covers all areas of the literary curriculum from the Renaissance to the present, and we would welcome applications from candidates who could contribute to existing core or optional classes in Renaissance Literature as well as to dissertation supervision in a range of areas. Further details can be found on www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ATV970/teaching-associate-19611/
  2. Fully-funded PhD studentships are available at Leeds Beckett University, including one prospectively in History, Heritage and Sexuality. Please follow the following link for details: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/research-studentships-and-fees-only-bursaries/ Scroll down to the Faculty of Art, Environment and Technology, then click on History, and it’s the second project. Closing date for applications is 30 June. Please don’t hesitate to email Alison Oram if you’d like to discuss it further: a.oram@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
  3. Lectureship in Early Modern History, University of Liverpool. For further details see: http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/academic/a-588119/


Announcements of Projects / Publications

  1. In the English-speaking world, the history of modern philosophy—roughly, the period from 1600 to 1800—has traditionally been focused on a few great canonical figures, especially the “rationalists” Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz, and the “empiricists” Locke, Berkeley and Hume. For generations, students have learned about these figures, but have very rarely heard about any philosophical achievements of early modern women. This website helps us to transcend traditional narratives shaping the canon. The website will be the virtual hub for an international network of scholars to work together in expanding our research and teaching beyond the traditional philosophical “canon” and beyond traditional narratives of modern philosophy’s history. Members may be interested in the following link, which was posted on C18-List yesterday – an interesting and important initiative: http://projectvox.library.duke.edu/pg/


Other Events

  1. Two Noble Kinsmen: Script in Hand performance. Saturday, 27 June 2015 from 16:00 to 19:00 (BST) Canterbury, United Kingdom. Come and see one of Shakespeare’s rarely performed plays, The Two Noble Kinsmen in one of Canterbury’s hidden medieval gems, St Mildred’s Church. Co-written with John Fletcher, this story of a love triangle and unrequited love is based on ‘The Knight’s Tale’ from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, which makes it the perfect play to bring to Canterbury! The play will last for 2 hours, after which there will be a Q&A session with the director, actors, and the editor of the Arden edition of The Two Noble Kinsmen, Professor Lois Potter. Reserve your ticket here! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/two-noble-kinsmen-script-in-hand-performance-tickets-17004557088
  2. Script-in-Hand Performance of The Scornful Lady (Saturday 25th July 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). Elder Loveless has made a big mistake. He’s forced his mistress to kiss him in public. For penance, she orders him to travel abroad for one year. Elder Loveless must leave his house and goods in the possession of his brother, Young Loveless, who sets about spending his elder brother’s money on wine and women, much to the disgust of the faithful steward, Savil. But tragedy strikes – it is reported that Elder Loveless has died. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-scornful-lady-by-francis-beaumont-and-john-fletcher-tickets-16811416399
  3. Music in the Early Modern Indoor Playhouse. Thursday 2 July, 6pm. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. With Dr Simon Smith (The Queen’s College, Oxford) and Dr Will Tosh. Join the Globe’s Early Modern Music Research Associate Simon Smith as he explores music and space in the early modern indoor playhouse. We might assume that seventeenth-century musicians kept to the gallery as the action unfolded below, but as Simon will reveal, early musicians were much more mobile than we have thought. This workshop will feature excerpts from plays including the little-staged The Insatiate Countess, and live musical performances by Globe musicians including a lutenist, cornett- and sackbut-players. To book tickets, please visit https://tickets.shakespearesglobe.com/eventlist.asp?shoid=603

Newsletter 53

By Alexander Samson, on 29 April 2015

Conference Notices

  1. Berlin Remixed: Papers on Italian Art and Architecture from the RSA Conference (30 April) Giotto’s Circle presents: Berlin Remixed: Papers on Italian Art and Architecture from the RSA Conference ­ which will take place on Thursday 30 April at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. No booking required.  More information.
  2. The English Legal Imaginary, Part II. School of English at the University of St Andrews on 1-2 May, 2015. The conference papers will contribute to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700. Topics include: Roman law and common law, law and drama; law and education; equity, legal reform and literary censorship. For more info: http://cmemll.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2015/03/02/english-legal-imaginary-part-ii/
  3. UCL History of Art conference ‘Know Thyself: A Conference on Early Modern Images’ that will take place on Saturday 2 May 2015.
    Please register by emailing: sophie.morris@ucl.ac.uk and n.price.12@ucl.ac.uk
  4. Register now for ‘Beyond Leeches and Lepers: Medieval & Early Modern Medicine’. Saturday, 2 May 2015.  Details here.
  5. Registration open for Conference: ‘History Books in the Anglo-Norman World’, Trinity College Dublin, 22-23 May 2015. Cost: €25.00 (€15.00 concessions and/or one-day attendance; TCD staff and students free). Programme and registration details here.
  6. Registration open for conference: ‘Experiencing Death in Byzantium’. Newcastle University, 29th May 2015.  Full details here.
  7. Thomas Middleton’s A Game at Chess (1624). A symposium and script-in-hand performance of the play. Canterbury Christ Church University, Saturday 4th July 2015. Please register through the CCCU online shop:  http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/shop/Thomas-Middleton-Symposium Registration closes: Friday 8th May. Please see the conference website for further details: https://checkmatemiddleton.wordpress.com/or get in touch with Steve Orman at the following email address: checkmatemiddleton@gmail.com.
  8. Registration now open for ‘Ruling Climate: The theory and practice of environmental governmentality, 1500-1800’. University of Warwick, Saturday 16 May 2015. A one-day interdisciplinary conference, which aims to explore the relationship between cultural perceptions of the environment and practical attempts at environmental regulation and change between 1500 and 1800.  On-line registration http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/rc/
  9. Attending to Early Modern Women 2015, “It’s About Time”will be held June 18-20 in Milwaukee. The conference features a keynote address by Prof. Fran Dolan, UC-Davis, “It’s about Time and Terroir: Gender and the Story of English Wine,” plus 12 plenary talks and 44 workshops.  There will also be a special pre-conference workshop at the Newberry Library, Wednesday June 17. The conference program, registration form, hotel reservation information, and materials for most of the workshops can all be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/registration.cfm
  10. Piero della Francesca and Disegno. Friday, 19 June 2015, 13.15 ­ 19.30 and Saturday, 20 June 2015, all day. Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London. Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, London. Ticket/entry details: £26, £16 concessions BOOK ONLINE.For more information and updates on the conference, please see the website: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2015/summer/PierodellaFrancesca.shtml
  11. John Fletcher: A Critical Reappraisal – Conference. Canterbury Christ Church University 26-27th June 2015. Please go to the following link to register for the conference through the Canterbury Christ Church University online shop: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/shop/john-fletcher-conference. Registration closes on Thursday April 30th.
  12. Voices and Books, 1500-1800. July 16th-18th 2015. Newcastle University and City Library, Newcastle. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/voicesandbooks/newcastleconference/
  13. “The Saint-Omer Shakespeare Folio in Context” 26-27 June 2015.  http://www.bibliotheque-agglo-stomer.fr/bibliotheque-agglo-stomer.fr/userfiles/file/PDF_patrimoine/programme_colloque.pdf. Contacts: line.cottegnies@univ-paris3.frjean-christophe.mayer@univ-montpellier3.frf.ducroquet@bibliotheque-agglo-stomer.fr.
  14. Professor Ingrid de Smet (Warwick) at the Renaissance Society Annual Lecture 2015. Her lecture ‘Politics, Letters and Religion: The Networks of Paul Choart de Buzanval (1551-1607), the First French Ambassador to the Netherlands’ will take place on Friday 1st May at 5.30pm in the Warburg Institute. The lecture will be follwe by a reception in the Warburg Institute Common Room to which all are welcome. http://www.rensoc.org.uk/news/srs-annual-lecture-2015
  15. Crisis of politics: Early modern studies & political criticism today: the way forward. A postgraduate conference with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted by the London Shakespeare Centre. 09:00-18:00, Friday 8 May 2015 S0.13, Strand Building, Strand Campus. Further information: http://tinyurl.com/crisisofpoliticsinfo. The conference is free to attend but booking is required: http://crisisofpoliticstickets.eventbrite.co.uk
  16. On 19-20 June Roehampton University will be hosting a conference, After Margaret Spufford: English Local History Now. For more info: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Research-Centres/Centre-for-Hearth-Tax-Research/After-Margaret-Spufford/
  17. Knowledge, Belief and Literature in Early Modern England, 7-8 of May, Cambridge University. For more info: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26089
  18. Forthcoming conference on Hiob Ludolf and Johann Michael Wansleben in Gotha. Further details here: www.uni-erfurt.de/forschungszentrum-gotha.
  19. Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600 – to be held on Saturday 9 May at The Courtauld Institute of Art.  Further information and PROGRAMME here: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2015/summer/may15_RenaissancePostgradSymp_BetweenHeavenandEarth.shtm
  20. One-day conference Nature and Knowledge in Latin America: New Historical Perspectives, Senate House, University of London22 May 2015. Full programme and registration: https://natureandknowledge.wordpress.com/



Research Seminars, Training, and Workshops

  1. Renaissance Events in Birkbeck Arts Week 18-22 May 2015. See http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/about-us/events/arts-week
  2. 2015 Research Seminars summer term programme: All seminars are free/open to all and will be take place at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Further information:  http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/calendar.shtml
  3. An introduction to Greek and Latin palaeography at the University of Warwick. Friday, 19 June 2015. The very provisional programme is available hereand in order to confirm the programme details/content/date etc, we need to gauge participant interest.  As soon as possible, please register your interest in attending at: renaissance@warwick.ac.uk
  4. Registration now open for the Warwick/Warburg Doctoral Training Programme, 11-14th May 2015 at the Warburg, London. Full details here.
  5. ‘Food and Drink Excess’: Summer University of the European Institute for the History and Culture of Food 30 August – 6 September 2015 at Tours / France. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 May 2015. For the full programme and registration form click here.  Further information on academic aspects is available from the co-director Beat Kümin: b.kumin@warwick.ac.uk; for all organizational/administrative queries please contact Olivier Rollin at the IEHCA: olivier.rollin@iehca.eu.
  6. Women’s Studies Group Annual workshop: Saturday 9th May 2015 Senate House, University of London 11:30 am – 4.30 pm (Registration: 11:am) ‘What is the Place of Aphra Behn in Restoration Culture?’ For more info: http://www.womensstudiesgroup.org.uk/annual-workshop/
  7. Society for Neo-Latin Studies Graduate Student Forum: Early-Modern Texts and Digital Resources Friday, 29 May 2015, 1.30–6.30 pm http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/snls/news/snlsgradforum2015/
  8. 12th Annual Workshop on #earlymodernGerman History, London, 8th May. Programme: http://bit.ly/1NDC1iR 
  9. The Warburg Institute Summer Colloquia Programme:  http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2014-15/. The Warburg Institute’s Annual Programme: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fileadmin/images/events/AnnualProgramme2014_15_Jan_to_June.pdf. Further details about all our events, including seminars and reading classes, are available at: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/nc/events/
  10. Tudor & Stuart Seminars, summer term 2015: Meetings at the Institute of Historical Research at 5.15pm, unless otherwise stated: 11th of May: Andrew Thrush (History of Parliament Trust), The political ambitions of Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, and the 1608-9 commission of inquiry into the Navy; 18th of May: Rachel Winchcombe (Manchester), The formation, transmission and rationalisation of an early modern idea: Sir Walter Raleigh and the search for El Dorado and Misha Ewen (UCL), ‘The freedom of the subject’: Virginia and the English tobacco trade, c.1607-1642; 1st of June: Simon Thurley (English Heritage), The early Stuart Court at home (joint meeting with the Society for Court Studies). NB This seminar will take place at 5.30pm at the Queen’s House, Greenwich. It is free of charge, but please notify us (tudorstuart.seminar@gmail.com) if you would like to attend, as the organisers need to know what facilities to provide; 8th of June: Tim Wales (IHR), The politics of poor relief in Norfolk, 1586-1662; 22nd of June: Malcolm Smuts (University of Massachusetts, Boston), How the monarchical republic failed to build a republican monarchy: Leicester and the Netherlands, 1585-1588.
  11. 8 May 2015, Dr Linda Grant, From pornographic sparrows to Nashe’s dildo: exploring the erotic in early modern literature, Birkbeck, Room 101, 30 Russell Square 6.30 pm, members free (membership £7), non members £4. For details of our aims and events please see http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/about-us/societies-student-groups/early-modern-society. Our Blog http://www.emintelligencer.org.uk
  12. Research in Action: Performing gender on the indoor stage, Thursday 7 May 6pm. £12/£7 concessions. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/research-in-action




Calls for Papers

  1. BSECS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars’ Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 15-16 July 2015. ‘Connections.’ The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual postgraduate and early-career scholars’ conference provides a forum for researchers working on all aspects of the history, literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. Proposals should be submitted by email to postgrad@bsecs.org.ukon or before 30th April 2015. For further information please contact the organisers at postgrad@bsecs.org.ukor visit our website www.bsecs.org.uk.
  2. “The Charm of the Unfamiliar”: Myth and Alterity in Early Modern Literature. Friday June 19th 2015, St Mary’s College, Durham. Proposals for papers of 20 minutes on any aspect of myth and alterity in the early modern period (c.1500-1700) are warmly invited, to be sent to myth.alterity.durham@gmail.com by 5pm, Friday 1st May. We recognise and wish to foster the interdisciplinary nature of this topic and welcome contributions from areas of philosophy, politics, anthropology and translation as well as English studies. Abstracts should be 300 words.
  3. Workshop on Gender and Status Competition in Premodern History: November 26-27, 2015 Venue: Umeå University, HUMLab X Organizers: UGPS Jonas Liliequist & Anna Foka. Please submit an abstract (c.300 words) and a brief bio to jonas.liliequis@umu.se or anna.foka@umu.se before May 1.
  4. The Centre de recherche du chateau de Versailles has announced a call for articles that might be of interest for members of this International Network for Early Modern Festival Study. Full details can be found here: http://crcv.revues.org/12664
  5. New Perspectives on Censorship in Early Modern England: Literature, Politics and Religion. 1-3 December, 2016. Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH). Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief bio-biblio to Sophie Chiari and Isabelle Fernandes: sophie.chiari@orange.fr and isabelle.fernandes@gmail.com. Deadline for proposal submission: 20 July 2015.
  6. Magic and the Supernatural in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods. Cardiff University Postgraduate Conference, July 21st 2015.  Please send abstracts of 200-300 words to supernatural@cardiff.ac.uk for papers no longer than 20 minutes by Monday 25th May, 2015.  Full details here. 
  7. Visual Print Culture in Europe 1500-1850: techniques, genres, imagery and markets in a comparative perspective.  University of Warwick at: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice, Italy. December 5-6, 2015.  Call for Papers closing date June 1, 2015.  Full call information here.
  8. Queen Mary Digital Humanities Lecture 2015 to be given by Professor Jonathan Hope on 29 April 2015, 5.30pm in Arts Two Lecture Theatre. He will be speaking about ‘Books in Space: Hyper-Dimensional Reading’. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception. Book your seat now here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-digital-humanities-lecture-books-in-space-hyper-dimensional-reading-tickets-15757054775
  9. Shakespeare and Waste: Please submit abstracts and brief CVs, or register as an auditor, by emailing the organizers kingstonshakespeareintheory@gmail.combefore 1 May, 2015. Please indicate whether you would like to book a ticket for King Lear in your mail. See also the KiSS website for news:  https://kingstonshakespeareseminar.wordpress.com/
  10. The University of York is pleased to announce Epistolary cultures – letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe, a two-day conference (Humanities Research Centre, 18-19 March 2016). Applications: please send a 250-500 word abstract and short c.v. to: Kevin Killeen kevin.killeen@york.ac.uk and Freya Sierhuis freya.sierhuis@york.ac.uk before 27 April 2015. We welcome applications from early and mid-career researchers, as well as established scholars.
  11. Meta-Play: Early Modern Drama and Metatheatre. University of Kent. 13-14 June 2015. Paper proposals of up to 300 words, accompanied by a short biographical statement, should be submitted to Harry Newman h.r.newman@kent.ac.uk and Sarah Dustagheer s.dustagheer-463@kent.ac.uk by Monday 4 May. There are three postgraduate bursaries available. Please specify in your proposal if you would like one of these. Early submissions will be preferred.
  12. Shakespeare & Education, 29th Apr 2016 9:00am – 30th Apr 2016 6:00pm
    Grand Parade. For more information and call for papers, please see: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/190312/CfP-Shakespeare-and-Education.pdf
  13. Latin and Vernacular in Renaissance Iberia VI: Brief Forms. Institute of Modern Languages Research, Senate House University of London, 4 March 2016. Up to nine papers of twenty minutes, in English, Spanish or Catalan, are invited on the development by vernacular and Latin authors of the Iberian Peninsula of what André Jolles in his monograph of 1930 called Einfache Formen: folktales, fairy tales, wonder tales, fables, anecdotes, riddles, aphorisms, witticisms and inscriptions. The period of reception will be from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Submissions from postgraduate students will be welcomed. Proposals for papers should be sent to Dr Alejandro Coroleu by 15 November 2015: alejandro.coroleu@icrea.cat
  14. Transforming the Male Body: Etched and Engraved Arms, Armour and Personal Objects in Early Modern Europe, Friday 16 October 2015. This conference is part of a project on Objects of Early Modern Literature (c. 1550 – 1660). Please send a 300-word abstract (in English or in French) and a short biography or CV with a list of recent publications to the organisers, Juliette Allix j-allix@hotmail.fr and Anne-Valérie Dulac anne-valerie.dulac@univ-paris13.fr by 29th May 2015.
  15. ‘Female piety and visual culture in the late Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic World,’ the College Art Association Conference in Washington, DC, 3-6 February 2016. For details about the conference see http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/2016CallforParticipation.pdf
  16. ‘Texts in times of conflict’, a postgraduate conference. 7, 8 or 9 September 2015, De Montfort University. We welcome papers on: textual, visual and verbal representations of conflict; adaptations which respond to past and present conflicts; conflictual relationships between artistic, critical and intellectual movements; conflicts surrounding the emergence of new media; censorship and prohibited textual production; and the evolution of media forms and their impact on conflict-based studies. Please submit abstracts of up to 250 online at https://gradcats.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/or email them to gradcats@outlook.comby 5 June. More details are available at https://gradcats.wordpress.com/.
  17. Tudor & Stuart seminar call for papers: deadline: 20 June 2015. We invite offers of papers in several formats: (a) the customary format of a 50 minute research paper; (b) a 25 minute paper, usually delivered with another 25 minute paper on a related topic; (c) a roundtable discussion, perhaps with papers circulated in advance; (d) presentations by multiple speakers on the work of a research project or institution. If there are any suggestions for other formats, they will be considered on their potential academic merits. Graduate students are often asked to give a 25 minute paper, as this allows us to offer more opportunities to speak (we have at least 6 post-grad speakers each year); but this format is open to all. Please email tudorstuart.seminar@gmail.com for more information.
  18. Women and the Visual Arts in Early Modern Europe: Open Session. College Art Association, Washington, DC, February 3-6, 2016. The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women welcomes proposals for an open session that explores women’s engagement with the visual arts between 1400 and 1700. Please submit an abstract of one to two double-spaced pages, and a two-page c.v., by June 1, 2015, to Andrea Pearson at pearson@american.edu. Information about the CAA annual conference can be found at www.collegeart.org.
  19. Women on Trial CFP – Deadline May 15 (Proposed Roundtable for RSA Boston, 2016). We invite proposals for papers considering how various treatments of ‘women on trial’ can help us better understand the legal, social, and emotional position of early modern women. Please email a 150-word abstract and 1-page CV to panel organisers Dr Derek Dunne and Dr Toria Johnson at rsawomenontrial@gmail.com, by May 15, 2015.



  1. School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, seeks to make an appointment in Early Modern European History, understood to include broadly the period from the Renaissance to the mid-19th Century and potentially including Atlantic history and European expansion. Only candidates with distinguished scholarly accomplishments will be considered. Applications and nominations, including bibliography and curriculum vitae, should be sent by July 15, 2015 by email to HSsearch@ias.edu or by mail to: Administrative Officer, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. All communications will be held in strict confidence. The Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
  2. Research Associateship in Early Modern English Literature, University of Geneva – Department of English. Applications are invited for a research associateship in the English Department at the University of Geneva. The aim of the associateship is to contribute to a research project on early modern printed commonplace books, led by Lukas Erne and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Professor Erne, to whom informal enquires may be made on lukas.erne@unige.ch. The post is part-time (ca. 70%), initially for 12 months, renewable twice (so a maximum of three years) available from 1 September 2015. The post holder will be responsible to Professor Lukas Erne for carrying out work in relation to the research project. In addition, the successful candidate may be offered the opportunity to contribute to the teaching in the English Department. Closing date: 29 April 2015. Interviews are scheduled to take place between 8 and 19 May. To Apply: By email to lukas.erne@unige.ch, with covering letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and (email) addresses of two referees.
  3. RA post: Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England, Cambridge http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKT777/research-assistant-research-associate-in-law-crossroads-of-knowledge-in-early-modern-england-the-place-of-literature/
  4. Lecturer in English – British Literature from 1350 to 1600, University of Southampton ­ English. See https://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=535715F4
  5. Early Modern Research Assistant, King’s College London: We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to support the work of two specialists in Early Modern Literature in the English Department at King’s: Dr Hannah Crawforth and Dr Elizabeth Scott-Baumann. S/he will assist Drs Crawforth and Scott-Baumann in preparing various publications for the press, and carrying out new research at the cutting edge of their field. Tasks will include work with early printed books (including some resources in Latin, ideally), editing, collating, indexing and proofing work, as well as organizing research symposia and public events (including outreach). This fixed-term appointment will run during preparations for Shakespeare400, a major cultural festival taking place across London in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and the post-holder will be a member of the dynamic and high-profile London Shakespeare Centre, which is curating this season of events. This is the ideal opportunity for an early career researcher to gain valuable skills in a varied and stimulating position. Please see advert and application information here: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=60804
  6. Sheffield will be appointing a 3-year teaching fellow in Renaissance Literature. The deadline for applications is 27th May further information can be found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ALA197/teaching-associate-in-renaissance-literature/


Research Projects and Opportunities

  1. Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships: Roehampton is pleased to offer 50 VC Scholarships for PhD research areas across the university. We are seeking bold, innovative postgraduates with a record of achievement to undertake a broad range of thematic and cross-disciplinary projects. You will be supervised by experienced teams of internationally renowned scholars, enjoying extensive opportunities to collaborate with a diverse range of partners and to work within one of our highly acclaimed research networks. The Department of English and Creative Writing is seeking applications for two projects in early modern literature, culture and performance. Further information and details of how to apply can be found at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/vcscholarships/
    Deadline for applications: midnight 5 May 2015.
  2. Roehampton University is advertising a funded PhD studentship to study a sample of the Elizabethan Close Rolls (C54) at the Public Record Office (National Archives). Please forward the following link to any current MA students who might be interested: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/uploadedFiles/Pages_Assets/PDFs_and_Word_Docs/Graduate_School/HUM_VCScholarships.pdf
  3. There are still some places available for 2015/16 on the Warburg Institute’s two MA courses, the MA in Cultural and Intellectual History 1300-1650 and the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture offered in conjunction with the National Gallery, London. For more info: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/graduate-studies/


Announcements of Projects / Publications

  1. Contributions are invited towards the first volume of essays on Edward Hyde, 1st earl of Clarendon (1609­1674), statesman, exile, grandfather of monarchs, and the author of works including The History of the Rebellion and The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Chancellor and, at the Restoration, Chief Minister, Clarendon was an influential figure at the courts of Charles I and Charles II. His downfall, following his impeachment in 1667, was sudden and permanent, compelled as he was to live the last seven years of his life in exile in France. At a time when the study of royalists and royalism is flourishing, this interdisciplinary collection aims to provide the modern critical attention Clarendon¹s life and writings merit. Chapter proposals of c. 250 words on any literary or biographical aspect of Clarendon should be emailed to the editor, Philip Major, by 30 June 2015. Email address: philip.major@bbk.ac.uk
  2. Call for Contributors: Queenship, Colonization, Piracy, and Trade during the Early Modern Period (1500-1800). Please submit chapter proposals of 400-500 words and a short biography, including research interests and not exceeding 250 words, to queenshipcolonypiracytrade@gmail.comby 1 July 2015. Accepted authors will be notified by 1 October 2015 and first drafts will be due 1 July 2016. Completed essays will be in the 6000-8000 word range.
  3. The Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO)project of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, is happy to announce that a complete inventory of the correspondence of Joseph Scaliger (1540-1609) is now part of their growing number of online catalogues of early modern correspondences. For an up-to- date listing of these inventories, including Scaliger’s, see http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/blog/?page_id=480
  4. Living and working together: England’s immigrants in the Middle Ages.  A major new research database revealing extraordinary data on immigration in England in the late medieval period is launched today by the University of York, in partnership with the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield and The National Archives. http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2015/research/immigrants-middle-ages/
  5. New publication on Cornelius Johnson as well as a display at the National Portrait Gallery in London: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/display/2015/cornelius-johnson-charles-is-forgotten-painter.php and the book is available here: http://www.paul-holberton.net/cornelius-johnson,product,view,290,16,,.html
  6. J. Sears McGee (UC Santa Barbara) has recently published his biography of Sir Simonds D’Ewes, a diarist, puritan, Long Parliament MP and so much more: An industrious mind: the worlds of Sir Simonds D’Ewes (Stanford UP, 2015). For more info: http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=22962


Newsletter 52

By Alexander Samson, on 13 March 2015

  1. The new WSG website is now live and includes a dedicated page for this year’s workshop event: http://www.womensstudiesgroup.org.uk/annual-workshop/ Registration documents can be accessed via the website. This year’s workshop theme is ‘What is the Place of Aphra Behn in Restoration Culture?’ and our keynote speaker is Professor Elaine Hobby. Date: Saturday 9 May at Senate House, University of London.
  2. Call for Submissions: “After Iconophobia.” Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2-3 July 2015. We would like to invite proposals for short papers, and are particularly keen to hear from postgraduate students and early career scholars.  Please send abstracts of 200-250 words to aftericonophobia@gmail.com. The deadline for abstracts is Friday 17 April. https://aftericonophobia.wordpress.com/call-for-submissions/
  3. The next Early Modern Movies at the University of Warwick will be L’Œuvre au Noiron Monday 16 March at 4.30pm in H450.  All welcome. Drinks and nibbles provided.
  4. Registration now open for the Warwick/Warburg Doctoral Training Programme, 11-14th May 2015 at the Warburg, London. Full details here
  5. Registration now open for ‘Ruling Climate:  The theory and practice of environmental governmentality, 1500-1800’.  University of Warwick, Saturday 16 May 2015.   A one-day interdisciplinary conference, which aims to explore the relationship between cultural perceptions of the environment and practical attempts at environmental regulation and change between 1500 and 1800.   On-line registration onthis website.
  6. Registration now open for ‘Reassessing Courtliness in Medieval Literature‘.  International Courtly Literature Society Conference, British Branch.  14th – 15th April 2015, University of Warwick. Conference programme here. Conference registration here.
  7. Registration / call for project presentations now open for the Thirteenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research, co-organized with the Warwickshire Local History Society, on the theme of ‘Warwickshire Parishes: History and Legacy’. It will be held in the Humanities Building, University of Warwick on Saturday 16 May 2015 – application forms should reach Sue Dibben at the Humanities Research Centre by 17 April. Further details appear on My-Parish.org
  8. Call for Papers: BAA Romanesque conference 2016: Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage. Oxford, 4-6 April 2016. Deadline May 15. Details here
  9. FISIER are sponsoring 5 sessions on ‘Renaissance Feasts and Festivals‘ at the upcoming RSA conference, Berlin, 26-28th March. List available here
  10. Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present“, published online by Cambridge University Press at orlando.cambridge.org/is now on free access for March 2015 (Women’s History Month). The user id is womenshistory2015; the password is orlando2015
  11. The Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO) project of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, is happy to announce that a complete inventory of the correspondence of Joseph Scaliger (1540-1609) is now part of their growing number of online catalogues of early modern correspondences. For an up-to-date listing of these inventories, including Scaliger’s, see website
  12. The Council of Constance: Europe in Conversation, Queen Mary, University of London. 13 May 2015.  The Council of Constance (1414–1418) was a momentous event which witnessed far-reaching debates about the reform of the Church. The colloquium will also address the literary influence of the council, evaluating its place in the European imagination and sixteenth-century political thought. Programme and registration (essential) accessible on website
  13. Microhistories: Social and Cultural Relations in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1387-1795). An international conference at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Friday 20 March 2015: 2 pm-5.45 pm – Saturday 21 March 2015: 9 am-6.30 pm. Further details: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/centenary/centenary-events/microhistories-lithuania-conference Registration: http://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/browse/department.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=135
  14. The next meeting of EARLY MODERN FORUM at KCL will be Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at 1.00 pm, in VWB 6.01. Gendered & Unruly Bodies: Miranda Fay Thomas (PhD Candidate, English, KCL) ‘Reading the Spaniard’s Thumb: The Fig Gesture from Henry V to Othello’ and Sarah Anne Bendall (PhD Candidate, History, University of Sydney) ‘”What use are these farthingales, If not to generate scandal?”: The Farthingale, Women, and Sexual (In)discretion in England and France, 1550-1620’. Come and meet your Early Modernist colleagues! Everyone welcome, especially postgraduate students.
  15. The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830 is pleased to announce its 2015 biannual conference ‘Women in the Global Eighteenth Century’ November 5-6, 2015. Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Please upload 1-2 page abstracts or panels to http://blogs.shu.edu/abs2015/by May 15, 2015. For more information, please see the conference website or contact the conference organizers, Dr. Kirsten Schultz at Kirsten.schultz@shu.eduor Dr. Karen Gevirtz at Karen.gevirtz@shu.edu.
  16. Attending to Early Modern Women 2015, “It’s About Time” will be held June 18-20 in Milwaukee. The conference features a keynote address by Prof. Fran Dolan, UC-Davis, “It’s about Time and Terroir: Gender and the Story of English Wine,” plus 12 plenary talks and 44 workshops.  There will also be a special pre-conference workshop at the Newberry Library, Wednesday June 17. The conference program, registration form, hotel reservation information, and materials for most of the workshops can all be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/registration.cfm
  17. Job opportunity: Digital Project Manager, Cultures of Knowledge. We are excited to announce that we are seeking a full-time project manager for Cultures of Knowledge, currently tenable for two years from April 2015. Please click here for further details and to apply: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=117413 The deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 8th April. Project blog post: http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?page_id=6
  18. CFP Anglo-French Information Exchange in the Long Sixteenth Century: An Interdisciplinary Workshop. Friday 26 June 2015, IHR, London. We invite papers, discussion sessions and work-in-progress reports. Deadline: Friday, March 20th, 2015.  To submit a proposal or for more information, please contact the organisers at anglofrenchsymposium@gmail.com
  19. Call for papers: ‘Texts in times of conflict‘, a postgraduate conference. 7, 8 and 9 September 2015 (TBC), De Montfort University. We welcome papers on: textual, visual and verbal representations of conflict; adaptations which respond to past and present conflicts; conflictual relationships between artistic, critical and intellectual movements; conflicts surrounding the emergence of new media; censorship and prohibited textual production; and the evolution of media forms and their impact on conflict-based studies. Please submit abstracts of up to 250 online at https://gradcats.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/or email them to gradcats@outlook.comby 5 June. More details are available at https://gradcats.wordpress.com/.
  20. Scrutinizing Surfaces in Early Modern Thought, The Second Northern Renaissance Roses Seminar, 8–9 May 2015 at the University of Lancaster. There is no registration fee but places are limited. Please contact Liz Oakley-Brown (e.oakley-brown@lancaster.ac.uk) to book. Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (University of York): http://www.york.ac.uk/crems/ The Northern Renaissance Seminar: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/northern-renaissance-seminar/events/
  21. Call for Papers: Collective Identities: Stability and Change, Friday 26 June, 2015. Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, London, NW4 4BT. Please send abstracts (150 words) to L.Smyth@qub.ac.ukby 20th March 2015.
  22. Call for Papers: Meta-Play: Early Modern Drama and Metatheatre. University of Kent. 13-14 June 2015. Paper proposals of up to 300 words, accompanied by a short biographical statement, should be submitted to Harry Newman (h.r.newman@kent.ac.uk) and Sarah Dustagheer (s.dustagheer-463@kent.ac.uk) by Monday 4 May. There are three postgraduate bursaries available. Please specify in your proposal if you would like one of these. Early submissions will be preferred.
  23. Call for Papers: Consecrated Women and Their Archives: Towards the History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland. 13 May 2015 Maynooth University. We welcome submissions from all disciplines with an interest in the topic. Please send abstracts of 200 words by Friday, 13 March 2015 to: Dr Jacinta Prunty, Department of History, Maynooth University <jacinta.prunty@nuim.ie>
  24. The fifth Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conferencewill take place at Maynooth University on 28 and 29 August 2015. Proposals for papers and panels on any aspect of society in the Tudor and Stuart eras are now welcome. Postgraduates are particularly encouraged to offer papers. The closing date for proposals is Monday, 20 April 2015. Please find attached the Call for Papers and see our website www.tudorstuartireland.comor contact the organisers at 2015@tudorstuartireland.com for further information.
  25. Lecturer in English Literature 1660-1780, Department of English. This is a full-time and permanent post, available from September 2015. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Tim Armstrong at t.armstrong@rhul.ac.ukor +44 (0)1784 443747. Please quote the reference: 0215-066. Closing Date:  Midnight, 25th March 2015. Interview Date: Expected to take place in April 2015. https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0215-066
  26. Topographies: Places to Find Something –interdisciplinary conference addressing literary and visual topographies, May 14th, 2015. This conference approaches the meaning and importance of topography or topographies in response to the in’ creased usage of this primarily geographic term in a variety of disciplines, ranging from the arts and humanities, to modern languages, to social, neurological and physical sciences. Contact course conveners Emily Derbyshire (emily.derbyshfre@bristol.ac.uk) and Andrew Giles (ag12981@bristol.ac.uk) with abstracts of no more than 200 words before 28 March 2015. https://placestofindsomething2015.wordpress.com/
  27. The Halved Heart: Shakespeare and Friendship’, 17-18 April 2015. Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe hosts ‘The Halved Heart: Shakespeare and Friendship’, an international conference featuring keynote addresses by Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University) and Cedric Brown (University of Reading). For information and tickets, please visit http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/symposia-conferences/halved-heart
  28. Piero della Francesca and Disegno. Friday, 19 June 2015, 13.15 – 19.30 (with registration from 12.45) and Saturday, 20 June 2015, all day. Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London. Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, London. Ticket/entry details: £26, £16 concessions BOOK ONLINEA limited number of complimentary places will be available for research students: if you wish to apply for one, please email a brief description of your work (no more than 250 words) to Jocelyn.anderson@courtauld.ac.ukby 15 April 2015. For more information and updates on the conference, please see the website:  http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2015/summer/PierodellaFrancesca.shtml
  29. £10,000 bursaries available for 2015-16 PGT Study at the University of Warwick (all departments).  100+ Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships of £10,000 available for 2015 entrants and £1,200 from Warwick’s Renaissance Centre (Renaissance Taught Masters only). Further details available at bit.ly/1z7468B]bit.ly/1z7468B
  30.  Call for Papers:  ‘Visual Print Culture in Europe 1500-1850: techniques, genres, imagery and markets in a comparative perspective’. University of Warwick at: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice, Italy. December 5-6, 2015.  The conference may be able to provide some financial assistance to those whose home institutions are unable to support their attendance, especially postgraduate students.  Closing date June 1, 2015.  Full details on website
  31. Call for Papers: ‘The Making of Measurement’. University of Cambridge, 23-4 July 2015. Proposals for individual papers and sessions are both welcome. The deadline for proposals is 28th February 2015. Full details on website
  32. Call for Papers: ‘Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700’.  The Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce its forthcoming Postgraduate Conference, which will take place on the 14th-16th July 2015.  Deadline has been extended to 2nd March 2015.  Full details on website
  33. Call for Papers: BritGrad 2015, 4-6 June 2015, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.  Graduate students with interests in Shakespeare, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies, are invited to submit 200-word paper proposals for the Seventeenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference. Full details onwebsite 
  34. Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography. June 22 – July 16, 2015, at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Led by Marc Smith, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris. Deadline for applications March 1. Details here
  35. The archives of Humanistica Lovaniensia: Journal of Neo-Latin Studies are now available at JSTOR. All volumes since 1969 (Vol. XVIII) are digitized and can be accessed via jstor.orgwith a moving wall of three years.  See website
  36. Living and working together: England’s immigrants in the Middle Ages.  A major new research database revealing extraordinary data on immigration in England in the late medieval period is launched today by the University of York, in partnership with the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield and The National Archives.  Details
  37. Religious Matters: Women, Worship and Artefacts.” The Society for Early Modern Women (www.ssemw.org/) invites proposals for a sponsored session at the Modern Language Association in Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. This session approved by SSEMW (as an Affiliated Organization) is automatically accepted for the MLA convention. All participants must be members of both MLA and SSEMW by April 7, 2015. Please send proposals for the roundtable or the panel by March 15, 2015, to Patricia Phillippy, SSEMW liaison with the Modern Language Association, at p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk.
  38. SSEMW Call for Panel Proposals – RSA Boston 2016. The Society for Early Modern Women http://www.ssemw.org/ extends sponsorship for as many as five panels of 3 papers each at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. The Society promotes study and scholarly exchange in all disciplinary fields with a focus on women/female gender/women’s sexuality in the Renaissance/early modern period. Sponsorship signifies that sessions pre-approved by the SSEMW are automatically accepted for the RSA annual meeting. Proposals due by 28 May 2015 to Sara Matthews-Grieco, SSEMW liaison with the Renaissance Society of America:  smatth01@syr.edu
  39. Shakespeare Teachers’ Conversations take place once a term at Birkbeck. They provide a space for teachers and lecturers to meet one another, discuss their methods, and share ideas and practical classroom/seminar tasks.  On Wednesday 18th March we will meet to talk about using critical sources. Lilla Grindlay (Sutton Valence School) and Sarah Dustagheer (University of Kent) will start the conversation by exploring examples of how they have engaged students with critical material on Shakespeare. Time: 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 18th March 2015. Place: Keynes Library (room 114), 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck College, London WC1H 0PD. If you have any questions, please contact Gill Woods g.woods@bbk.ac.uk
  40. The IHR hosts a wide variety of stipendiary postgraduate and postdoctoral fellowships, publication awards, and small prizes and bursaries for historians and postgraduate history students. Competition for all 2015-16 fellowships has now opened, as have competitions for some of the awards and prizes. For closing dates and further information please see http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships.
  41. Opportunity: PhD Student Research Assistant: The Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons Project. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2015. We anticipate hiring to be completed by May and work to begin in July. For more information, please contact: jeanne.shami@uregina.caor anne.james@uregina.ca.
  42. The Catholic Record Society are delighted to announce a call for papers for their fifty-eighth annual conference, to be held at Downing College, Cambridge, 20-22 July 2015. The Society invites proposals on any topic relating to Reformation and post-Reformation Catholic History in the British Isles. Two types of paper are welcomed, either a Research Paper, expected to last approximately forty-five minutes, or a Short Communications paper, a fifteen minute paper to discuss ongoing research. To propose a paper, fill in the application form, including an abstract of 300 words, and submit to catholicrecordsociety@gmail.comno later than Friday 27 March 2015. 
  43. The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2014 annual conference, to be held 22-25 October 2015 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with brief biographical information (no more than 3 to 4 sentences, including affiliation, rank and one or two important publications or other evidence of scholarship) to Kathleen Comerford kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu, no later than March 16, 2015. For more information about this year’s conference, please see the SCSC web site: http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference/
  44. Call for Contributors: Queenship, Colonization, Piracy, and Trade during the Early Modern Period (1500-1800). Please submit chapter proposals of 400-500 words and a short biography, including research interests and not exceeding 250 words, to queenshipcolonypiracytrade@gmail.comby 1 July 2015. Accepted authors will be notified by 1 October 2015 and first drafts will be due 1 July 2016. Completed essays will be in the 6000-8000 word range.
  45. The Beaumont and Fletcher Project. If you would like to reserve a ticket for ‘THE MAID’S TRAGEDY’, please email thebeaumontandfletcherproject@gmail.com Tickets costs £10. Cash on the day, please. See posters on website for details: https://thebeaumontandfletcherproject.wordpress.com/
  46. The next meeting of the neo-Latin reading group is: 17 March 2015 Maya Feile Tomes (Cambridge). 5.15pm in the Strand Campus at King’s College, London. Refreshments will be served, and all are very welcome to join the speaker for dinner afterwards.
  47. Scholarship, Print, and Polemics in Seventeenth-Century Germany. Call for Abstracts: abstracts or extracts of book chapters that explore scholarly practice in the Holy Roman German Empire of the seventeenth century. Abstracts may be up to one page in length, and final chapters should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words, including notes. Please submit abstracts, extracts, or drafts to the editor, Christian Thorsten Callisen, via email (christian@callisen.net.au) by 31 March 2015. Successful submissions will inform a book proposal for consideration in Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History. It is anticipated that completed drafts of chapters will be required by the end of February 2016, with revisions to be completed thereafter, though final deadlines will be confirmed.
  48. Early books released by the Bodleian: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/news/2015/jan-27
  49. Durham is looking for an enthusiastic post-doc to work with James Kelly on prosopographical study of the English and Welsh Benedictines in exile. Information below and more info on: https://ig5.igrasp.com/fe/tpl_durham01.asp?newms=jj&id=90713
  50. Women Writers Online will be freely available during the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month. We invite you to explore the collection at: 
    http://wwo.wwp.northeastern.edu/WWO Women Writers Online now contains more than 350 texts published between 1526 and 1850, including new works by Aphra Behn, Charlotte Turner Smith, and Mercy Otis Warren.
  51. Entangled Trajectories: Integrating Native American and European Histories, Washington DC, April 9 – 10, 2015. This interdisciplinary symposium at George Washington University and the Mexican Cultural Institute will explore how the encounters between European and Amerindian cultures after 1492 contributed to the first age of globalization. Program details and free registration:  http://www.gwmemsi.com/2015/02/entangled-trajectories.html
  52. London Shakespeare Seminar, Monday 16 March, 17:15-19:00, Senate Room, Senate House. Sarah Ross and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann will speak on stanza forms in Shakespeare’s narrative poems and the complaint genre. Sarah C. Ross (Victoria University of Wellington) will discuss the complaint tradition, from A Lover’s Complaint and Richard III to its adoption by the civil war poet Hester Pulter. Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (KCL) will be discussing the history of the Venus and Adonis stanza and critical traditions of labelling poetic forms. The seminar will be charied by Russ McDonald. Wine will be served, and there will be an opportunity to continue the conversation over dinner afterwards.
  53. Greenwich University Literature and Drama Research Group,Wednesday 1 April, 18:00, Greenwich Maritime Campus, Stephen Lawrence Building, room 007. Dr Paul Frazer (Northumbria University) will deliver a paper entitled “Devotional Direction in Romeo and Juliet and its Source Texts: Pilgrimage, Persecution and Exile, c.1562-1594/5.”
  54. Epistolary cultures – letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe. Call for Papers. The University of York is pleased to announce Epistolary cultures – letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe, a two-day conference (Humanities Research Centre, 18-19 March 2016).  Applications: please send a 250-500 word abstract and short c.v. to: Kevin Killeen (kevin.killeen@york.ac.uk) and Freya Sierhuis (freya.sierhuis@york.ac.uk) before 27 April 2015. We welcome applications from early and mid-career researchers, as well as established scholars.




Newsletter 51

By Alexander Samson, on 30 January 2015

  1. The Places of Early Modern Criticism, 23-24 March 2015 at CRASSH. Click here for Full details and online registration. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk
  2. Four AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentships, Centre for Studies of Home. Queen Mary, University of London and The Geffrye Museum of the Home.  Applications are invited for four doctoral studentships commencing on 1 October 2015 based in the Schools of Geography, History and English and Drama at QMUL in collaboration with The Geffrye Museum of the Home via the Centre for Studies of Home. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 23 February and interviews will be held at Queen Mary, University of London in March. For further information, please contact Alison Blunt a.blunt@qmul.ac.uk.
  3. Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600 which will be held on Saturday 9 May 2015, at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 250 words, should be sent with a brief academic CV (100 words) to Lydia Hansell lydia.hansell@courtauld.ac.uk and Joost Joustra joost.joustra@courtauld.ac.uk no later than 2 February 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by 12 February 2015. Further information here: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2015/summer/may15_RenaissancePostgradSymp_BetweenHeavenandEarth.shtml
  4. Call for papers: Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), October 22-25, 2015, Vancouver. Intimacy in Early Modern Art: Abstracts of up to 250 words in length by April 1, 2015, topearson@american.edu.
  5. British Milton Seminar: http://britishmiltonseminar.wordpress.com/ Saturday 14 March 2015. Birmingham and Midland Institute. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Please follow this link for a map of the BMI’s location, and for further information about the BMI and its Library: http://bmi.org.uk/location.html. For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either: Dr Hugh Adlington h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk or Dr Sarah Knight sk218@leicester.ac.uk.
  6. Call for papers (in Spanish, Portuguese, and English): «Culturas globalizadas: del Siglo de Oro al siglo XXI» 6-8 de julio de 2015. El plazo para proponer ponencias y paneles estará abierto hasta el próximo 6 de junio de 2015. Se admitirán ponencias en español, portugués e inglés. Toda la información sobre el congreso, así como el formulario para proceder a la inscripción de las comunicaciones, se encuentra disponible en la web: http://www.unav.edu/congreso/culturas-globalizadas/
  7. Call for papers: ‘War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture’. 26th – 28th November 2015. The deadline for submission of abstracts (300 words maximum for twenty minute presentations) is 1st of June 2015. Submissions for panels are also invited. A small registration fee of £20 is requested, which covers lunch and refreshments for duration of the conference. Some funding for PG bursaries will be available. Please email submissions to: wandpconference@qub.ac.uk. Please direct any other queries to: Sonja Kleij: skleij01@qub.ac.uk Romano Mullin: rmullin02@qub.ac.uk and M. Williamson: mwilliamson11@qub.ac.uk @QubWarAndPeace * http://blogs.qub.ac.uk/wandp
  8. Call for papers: Reconfiguring Empires: Spain’s Trastámara-Habsburg Transition in its Local, Regional, and Global Contexts. Please send a short abstract (title + about 250 words), along with their name and affiliation, to Luis_Morera@baylor.edu. Please note that I will have to submit the full dossier through the AHA’s CFP portal by FEBRUARY 15, 2015—so an indication of interest and submission a few days prior to this would be much appreciated. 
  9. Call for papers: ‘Women, land and the making of the British Landscape, 1300-1900’. 29-30 June 2015, University of Hull. Please send titles and abstracts (of up to 400 words) to Briony McDonagh B.McDonagh@hull.ac.uk by 31 January 2015, along with details of any special audio-visual or mobility requirements. Twitter: @women_and_land    *  Blog: womenandland.wordpress.com
  10. Fully funded PhD opportunity at the University of Hull in historical geography/women’s history. ‘Maid, wife and widow: women’s life-course and property ownership, 1550-1800’. More info is available at: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/student/scholarships/science/maidwifewidow.aspx  Deadline 2nd Feb 2015. 
  11. Call for papers: Sixteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History, University of Texas at Arlington, September 17-19, 2015. Deadline for Abstract Submissions: April 1, 2015. Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately three hundred words in length and should be accompanied by an abbreviated, maximum one-page, curriculum vita.  Panel proposals (3-4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panel as a whole as well as each individual paper.  Deadline for submission is April 1, 2015. Please direct submissions and questions to Christopher Malmberg  christopher.malmberg@mavs.uta.edu. For information on our previous conference: http://transatlantic-history.org. Follow us on Twitter: TransatlanticHistory #THSO2015
  12. Call for papers: ‘Voicing Dissent in the Long Reformation’. The 8th Triennial Conference of the International John Bunyan Society. Aix-en-Provence (France). 6–9 July 2016. Topics might include: preaching, singing and praying; public and private devotion; conferences and disputations; epistolary conversation; religion and politics; rumour and defamation; reading and publishing Dissent; the representation of emotion. Please send proposals (300 words and a one-page CV) for 30-minute papers or panels of three papers to: voicingdissentconference@gmail.com (Word documents only). Bursaries are available for doctoral students and young researchers. To apply, explain your need for support, your likely travel costs, and include a reference letter (from e.g. a supervisor). Deadline : 31 May 2015. Further information: http://johnbunyansociety.org
  13. Call for papers: Nosce te ipsum / Know Thyself A Conference on Early Modern Images Department of History of Art, UCL. Saturday 2nd May 2015. The conference aims to explore the role of visuality in the early modern pursuit of self-knowledge in a broad sense. As such, it invites approaches to visual material by which the Delphic maxim is evoked knowingly, or otherwise. Focusing on images from the period c.1500-c.1800, proposals for papers may include, but are by no means limited to: mortality and bodily materiality, cultural identity and difference (race, religion, gender…), subjectivity and self-fashioning, and encounters with the new world and new technologies. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sophie Morris sophie.morris@ucl.ac.uk and Nathanael Price n.price.12@ucl.ac.uk by 2nd February 2015.
  14. Jan Kott Our Contemporary: Contexts, Legacies, New Perspectives. An international one-day conference, Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thameshttp: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/getting-here Thursday 19 February 2015. The full programe will be available shortly but please be advised that the conference will start at 09.00 am and will finish at 20.30 pm. In case of any questions contact kott.london2015@gmail.com.
  15. Book Launch: The Uses of Space in Early Modern History, 17 March, Tuesday, 18.30, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE. The Uses of Space in Early Modern History, edited by Paul Stock, explores how spatial concepts can be employed by or applied to the study of history, and how spaces and spatial ideas were used for practical and ideological purposes in specific periods. It contains pioneering essays from an array of renowned historians: Lauren Benton, Amanda Flather, Michael Heffernan, Matthew Johnson, Paul Keenan, Beat Kümin, Robert Mayhew, Jeppe Mulich, Claire Norton, and Andrew Rudd. For more information about the book click here http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/the-uses-of-space-in-early-modern-history-paul-stock/?isb=9781137490032. The launch will be followed by a wine reception.  All are welcome.
  16. Speaking and Writing Aztec (Nahuatl). The Second London Nahuatl Study Day and Workshops. Institute of Latin American Studies at Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU. Friday, 20th February 2015. For registration please contact Olga Jimenez at Olga.Jimenez@sas.ac.uk Tel: 0207 862 8871 and for further information Dr. Elizabeth Baquedano at e.baquedano@ucl.ac.uk
  17. KCL: The next meeting of Early Modern Forum will take place on Wednesday, February 25th, 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm, in VWB 4.01. ‘Sound & Noise,’ three 10-minute presentations & discussion: Emily Butterworth (French), ‘Noise in Narrative,’ Emma Dillon (Music), ‘Sound and Emotion,’ Lucy Munro (English), ‘Sound on Stage.’ Come and meet your Early Modernist colleagues! Everyone welcome, especially postgraduate students. Feel free to bring your own lunch. Tea & coffee will be provided (first come, first served).
  18. The London Shakespeare Seminar. Monday 23 February, 17:00-19:00. Senate Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London. This week, our theme is Shakespeare, Religion, and Usage. To discuss this, we will hear papers from Brian Cummings (Mortal Thoughts: Religion, Secularity and Identity in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture; The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, AND 1662) and Michael Silk (The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature and Thought; Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy). This will be followed by a Q&A. There will also be an opportunity to go out for dinner and continue the conversation.
  19. Monday 16 March, 17:00-19:00. Senate Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London. In March, our topic is stanza forms in Shakespeare’s narrative poems. Delivering papers this week will be Sarah Ross (Women, Poetry, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Britain; Katherine Austen’s Book M) and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry, and Culture, 1640-1680; The Intellectual Culture of Puritan Women, 1558-1680). This will be followed by a Q&A. There will also be an opportunity to go out for dinner and continue the conversation.
  20. Reconsidering Donne. 23- 24 March 2015. Lincoln College, Oxford. http://www.cems-oxford.org/donne/
  21. The University of Oxford’s Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Libraries invites applications for the Humfrey Wanley fellowships. Closing date 27 February, 2015. Details: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships
  22. The University of Oxford’s Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Libraries invites applications for the David Walker memorial fellowships in early modern history. Closing date 27 February, 2015. Details: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships   
  23. London Renaissance Seminar Book Discussion 13 February, 2015 at Birkbeck. Please join us for an informal discussion of two recent books on early modern drama. For more info: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events-calendar/london-renaissance-seminar-book-discussion.
  24. On the Road, London Renaissance Seminar, 21 February, 10.30am-1.30pm. For more info: http://www.academia.edu/10234694/London_Renaissance_Seminar_21_February_10.00am-2.00pm. London Renaissance Seminar: contacts.wiseman@bbk.ac.uk
    London Renaissance Seminar mailing list: t.f.healy@sussex.ac.uk
  25. Call for Papers: Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700. A Postgraduate Conference at the University of Sussex. Please submit your abstract along with your institution, paper title and a brief biography to litphilconference@sussex.ac.uk by 16th February 2015. For more info: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cemms/
  26. Crossroads of Knowledge: Literature and Theology in Early Modern England. 14 February 2015. A one day colloquium of the ERC funded Crossroads of Knowledge project. Details and Online registration: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26037
  27. Consider submitting an essay to EMSJ by March 1, 2015. Volume 7, Art, Design, Science and Literature in Early Modernity. The Early Modern Studies Journal is soliciting essays for a special volume whose subject concerns the intersection(s) between and among art, design, science, and literature. Essays may focus more particularly on two or more of the above topics in the context of the 16th and 17th centuries. The essays should be between 7,000-9,000 words, should be part of thehistorical and scholarly conversation (therefore we expect somewhere in therange of 30-50 primary/secondary sources, depending on the subject), andshould follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Essays lacking those criteria will not be reviewed. For more information about submissions or about the journal generally please seehttp://www.earlymodernstudiesjournal.org/submission-guidelines/
    Contact Dr. Amy Tigner with article queries: atigner@uta.edu
  28. The School of English, University of Kent wishes to appoint a new lecturer in Early Modern Literature. Research interests in one or more of the following topics will enable the successful candidate to complement existing strengths in the School and in MEMS: global interests; comparative literature; political culture; book and print history; material culture; Restoration literature; early 16th-century writing. This is a vibrant, collegiate department, and we look forward to appointing someone interested in collaborative teaching and thinking and working across and between disciplines. For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification. Closing Date: 11 Feb 2015. http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ATS345/lecturer-in-early-modern-literature/
  29. Oxford is organising a symposium on Catholic and Protestant challenges to the early modern Papacy on 7 February, with keynote speaker Alison Shell, and a really exciting further line-up as well. For more information:  https://emcoxford.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/register-now-for-our-graduate-and-early-career-symposium-7-february/
  30. 2015 spring term programmes for the Early Modern Research Seminars and Renaissance Research Seminars. All seminars are free and open to all. For more info: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/calendar.shtml
  31. We are delighted to announce the second term of UCL Translation in History Lectures for 2014-15. Further details of the speakers and lectures are available on our website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/translation-studies/translation-in-history/2014-15-series All events take place from 6 to 7.30 pm at the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY. Events are free and open to all. Registration is recommended via http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ucl-translation-in-history-lecture-series-3036457450
  32. Call for papers: Nosce te ipsum / Know Thyself. A Conference on Early Modern Images, Department of History of Art, UCL. Saturday 2 May 2015
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/art-history/staff-research/call_for_papers/nosce-te-ipsum For more information, please contact Nathanael Price n.price.12@ucl.ac.uk or Sophie Morris sophie.morris@ucl.ac.uk in the UCL History of Art Department.
  33. Birkbeck Early Modern Society Student Conference, Saturday 21 February 2015: Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period. Please find the programme for our Spring conference below. If you wish to attend the conference then please complete the registration form on the link here. Our Blog: http://www.emintelligencer.org.uk
  34. Sussex Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies, Early Modern Sussex, Events and Research Seminars, Spring 2015 http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cemms/events
  35. Birkbeck Early Modern Society Events, 2015: http://www.emintelligencer.org.uk/2014/12/04/birkbeck-early-modern-society-events-2015/ If you would like to join our mailing list, please email bbkems@gmail.com  
  36. Miriam Usher Chrisman Travel Fellowship. Applicants should provide a 3-5 pp. description of their research projects, which must include when and where they plan to use the fellowship. (This description should be double-spaced with 1″ margins and 12-point type.) Applicants should keep in mind that just sending in a dissertation prospectus is insufficient, as the selection committee wants to know more specifically how the fellowship will be used and how the funds will help the applicants complete their dissertations. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae and ask their dissertation advisers to submit a letter of recommendation. All materials should be sent directly via email as attachments (in MS Word or as a pdf) to Beth Plummner beth.plummer@wku.edu. The Recording Officer must receive all materials by Monday, March 2, 2015.
  37. Call for papers: Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, Conference in Early Modern Studies, 6-8 July 2015. As in previous years, proposals of individual papers and panels are invited on research in any aspect of early modern literature and theatre, history, politics, art, music and culture relating to Britain, Europe and the wider world. Proposals for panels should consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of four papers. Each panel proposal should contain the names of the session chair, the names and affiliations of the speakers and short abstracts (200 word abstracts) of the papers together with email contacts for all participants. A proposal for an individual paper should consist of a 200-word abstract of the paper with brief details of affiliation and career. Proposals for either papers or panels should be sent by email to the chair of the Conference Committee, Prof. Helen Parish: h.l.parish@reading.ac.uk
  38. Call for papers: ‘Women, land and the making of the British Landscape, 1300-1900.’ A two-day interdisciplinary conference, 29-30 June 2015, University of Hull. Contributors may address these themes in rural or urban contexts in any period from the high medieval to c. 1900 and in any region of England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland. Comparative papers exploring women’s experience in Britain and Ireland in relation to other places would also be welcomed. Please send titles and abstracts (of up to 400 words) to both convenors by 31 January 2015, along with details of any special audio-visual requirements or mobility requirements. Briony McDonagh B.McDonagh@hull.ac.uk and Amanda Capern A.L.Capern@hull.ac.uk. Twitter: @women_and_land and Email enquiries: womenandland@outlook.com
  39. ‘The Beaumont and Fletcher Project’ – Mailing List. ‘The Beaumont and Fletcher Project’ aims to stage every play in the Beaumont and Fletcher canon – more details can be found here:  http://thebeaumontandfletcherproject.wordpress.com/ If you are interested in joining the mailing list to keep updated on event details, announcements, or casting information, please send an email to Steve Orman at thebeaumontandfletcherproject@gmail.com.
  40. Call for papers: ‘Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600.’ London, 9 May, 2015. The Courtauld Institute of Art, Deadline: Feb 2, 2015. Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600. Third Annual Renaissance Postgraduate Symposium. Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 250 words, should be sent with a brief academic CV (100 words) to Lydia Hansell lydia.hansell@courtauld.ac.uk and Joost Joustra joost.joustra@courtauld.ac.uk no later than 2nd February 2015.
  41. Reimagining ‘the Cavalier’: Origins, Meaning and Afterlives Percy Building, Newcastle University 3rd-5th of August 2015. Deadline for abstracts: 14 February, 2015. Please email them to Christopher Burlinson cmb29@cam.ac.uk and Ruth Connolly ruth.connolly@ncl.ac.uk #cavalier2015
  42. ‘James VI and Noble Power 1578 to 1603,’ University of Glasgow, 10-11 April, 2015. See http://jamesvi450.wordpress.com/ to register.
  43. Call for papers: Medieval and Early Modern Student Association, Durham University. Ninth Annual Postgraduate Conference, 15-17th July 2015. “Darkness and Illumination: the Pursuit of Knowledge in the Medieval and Early Modern World.” Please send abstracts of 200-300 words to emsaconference2015@gmail.com for papers no longer than 20 minutes by Friday 17th April 2015. For more information, please visit our blog, website, or sponsor’s pages: durhammemsa.wordpress.com * dur.ac.uk/imems/memsa * dur.ac.uk/imems

Newsletter 50

By Alexander Samson, on 2 December 2014

  1. Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600. Third Annual Renaissance Postgraduate Symposium. Saturday 9 May 2015 at the Courtauld Institute. Call for papers: Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 250 words, should be sent with a brief academic CV (100 words) to Lydia Hansell lydia.hansell@courtauld.ac.uk and Joost Joustra joost.joustra@courtauld.ac.uk no later than 2 February 2015.
  2. The Beaumont and Fletcher Project seeks to organise script-in-hand performances of the entire dramatic works of Beaumont & Fletcher. Instigated and coordinated by Dr Steve Orman (Canterbury Christ Church University), the plan is to stage 4 plays a year (tentatively, March, June, September, December), in a variety of performance spaces around Canterbury with a whole host of different directors and different actors, each bringing something new to each play. A website is now live http://thebeaumontandfletcherproject.wordpress.com/ If you would like any further information, please get in touch with Steve at: thebeaumontandfletcherproject@gmail.com Steve will also be tweeting about the project: @Steve_Orman and you can get involved with the conversation by using the hashtag #beaumontandfletcherlive
  3. Early Modern Fiction Seminar, Thursday, December 4th, 6.00 pm, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London. Outreach Evening: Early Modern Fiction & the Emotions. Katherine Ibbett (SELCS, University College London) will reconstruct an early modern literary salon – ‘Playing the Game of Love: A Salon Evening’. Please register: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/playing-the-game-of-love-a-salon-evening-tickets-14041296897
    For more info: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/seminars/early-modern-fiction/
  4. Early Modern Forum, Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 1.00 pm, KCL Strand 8.08. ‘Sickness & Melancholy.’ Alice Marples: Managing Sickness in Eighteenth-Century Medical Correspondence. Matthew Bell: What is Early Modern Melancholia? Come and meet your Early Modernist colleagues! Everyone welcome, especially postgraduate students. Feel free to bring your own lunch. Tea & coffee will be provided (first come, first served).
  5. Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Religion and Science, Conference on 21-23 March 2016, University of Groningen. Call for papers, please email an abstract – maximum 800 words – to Emily Thomas a.e.e.thomas@rug.nl The abstract should be anonymised for blind review, and the email should contain the author¹s details (name, position, affiliation, contact details). The deadline for abstract submission is 20th October 2015. More info: http://www.rug.nl/ggw/news/events/2016/early-modern-women-on-metaphysics-religion-and-science
  6. Open University / Institute of English Studies Book History Research Group seminars at Senate House, London. The topic is Paper, Pen and Ink 2: Manuscript Cultures in the Age of Print. Sessions are at 5.30 on Monday evenings. For further details about this year’s programme, see http://www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/book-history/research-seminar-series/paper-pen-and-ink-2For queries, please contact the organiser, Dr Jonathan Gibson jonathan.gibson@open.ac.uk
  7. 2014 Barry Coward Memorial Lecture on 12 December, Malet Street room B36, 6.30 pm: Professor Bernard Capp, University of Warwick, ‘My Brother¹s Keeper?: siblings and their families in early modern England’. For more information on Professor Capp please see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/people/staff_index/bcapp/
  8. Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s 8th Student Conference: Call for Papers: ‘Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period.’ Saturday 21 February 2015. Please email your abstract to Dr Laura Jacobs, Birkbeck Early Modern Society bbkems@gmail.comby 5pm on Friday 5 December 2014.
  9. Global and Local Marlowes: A Symposium sponsored by the London Shakespeare Centre and the Marlowe Society of America, 6 December 2014, 09.45-18:00. Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King’s College London. For further information visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2014-2015/LSC/marlowes.aspx  To register visit: http://estore.kcl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=18&catid=36&prodid=462
  10. Teaching Digital Humanities: Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11am-4pm, Room 111, Palmer Building, University of Reading. To reserve a place or for further information, contact:  Michelle O¹Callaghan m.f.ocallaghan@reading.ac.uk
  11. Making Knowledge in the Renaissance, Thursday 19th March 2015 University of Liverpool. We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of ‘making knowledge’ in the Renaissance, and would welcome contributions from any relevant discipline. Please send 200-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Maria Shmygol maria.shmygol@liverpool.ac.uk and Jonathan Day jonathanjmday@gmail.com by 10th January 2015.
  12. Call for papers: Festschrift Special Edition for Janet Todd. Editors: Ros Ballaster, Mansfield College, University of Oxford and Ruth Perry, MIT, USA, emails: ros.ballaster@mansfield.ox.ac.uk and rperry@mit.edu Please submit for consideration abstracts of at least 250 words by January 5. Finished articles of between 4,000-7000 words must be received by 1 September 2015.
  13. International Academic Conference, Shakespeare and Scandinavia, Kingston University at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames 8-11 October, 2015. Call for Panels and Papers Proposals, with abstracts (200 words) and brief cvs, should be sent by before March 31 2015 to Anne Sophie Refskou and Richard Wilson: shakespeareandscandinavia2015@gmail.com
  14. Travel and Writing in the Global Renaissance: Revisiting the Peregrination
    of Fernão Mendes Pinto (1614-2014.) December 5-6, 2014 (UCL & King’s College London.) A two-day conference bringing together experts in the cultures, literature
    and history of the early-modern Portuguese world to discuss the text of the
    Peregrination of Fernão Mendes Pinto (1614) from a multidisciplinary
    approach. Attendance is free. http://www.academia.edu/9128310/Travel_and_Writing_in_the_Global_Renaissance_Revisiting_the_Peregrination_of_Fern%C3%A3o_Mendes_Pinto_1614-2014_
  15. The deadline for submitting workshop applications for Attending to Women 2015 is approaching, and there are still a few ideas for workshops that have not yet found co-organizers. They are listed below. All of these are wonderful possibilities, and it would be great if they jelled as workshops. You could certainly have some extra time to get them together. If you do work on a topic that fits, and like the sharing of ideas that Attending to Women facilitates, please contact the co-organizer listed here: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/workshopideas.cfm
  16. Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, Call for papers: Jan Kott Our Contemporary: Contexts, Legacies, New Perspectives. An international one-day conference, Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames. Thursday 19 February 2015. If you are interested in participating in Jan Kott Our Contemporary, please send a 200-word abstract with a 50-word cv by December 5 2014 to Aneta Mancewicz and Richard Wilson: kott.london2015@gmail.com
  17. Call for paper proposals: ‘Beyond Leeches and Lepers: Medieval and Early Modern Medicine Conference.’ Anatomy Lecture Theatre, The University of Edinburgh. Saturday 2nd May, 2015. Possible topics for exploration include: anatomy and dissection; plagues, pandemics and diseases; disability and impairment; hospitals and healthcare; surgery, physicians and medical manuscripts; bloodletting, and the bodily humors. Papers should be prepared with a non-expert audience in mind. Please send proposals up to 250 words for 15-20 minutes papers to Helen F. Smith and Jessica Legacy at beyondleechesconference@outlook.comby January 15th, 2015.​
  18. Call for papers: ‘Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800’ An Interdisciplinary Conference. July 9-11, 2015. University of Cambridge. Please email abstracts of no more than 300 words to Maya Corry at mc878@cam.ac.uk, Marco Faini at mf531@cam.ac.ukand Alessia Meneghin at am2253@cam.ac.ukby 31 December 2014. Along with your abstract please include your name, institution, paper title and a brief biography. Further details can be found on the project website: http://domesticdevotions.lib.cam.ac.uk/?page_id=3D809
  19. Johnson and Shakespeare, Pembroke College, Oxford, 7-9 August 2015.
    Final Call for Papers. This conference marks the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson’s The Plays of William Shakespeare. Further information: http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/content/johnson-and-shakespeare
  20. British Milton Seminar, 14 March 2015: Call for Papers. The British Milton Seminar will be held on Saturday 14 March 2015. Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute on 14 March 2015. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. We currently intend that each session will have two papers (of approx. 25-30 minutes each), for which proposals are invited. Please send proposals to Dr Sarah Knight sk218@leicester.ac.uk and/or Dr Hugh Adlington h.c.adlington@bham.ac.ukby no later than 16 January 2015. For more info: http://britishmiltonseminar.wordpress.com/
  21. Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World. Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor. Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University. We invite abstracts of 200-250 words for individual papers of twenty minutes, or of up to 850 words for panels comprising no more than three papers, to be sent to travelandconflict@gmail.com by 25th January 2015. Please send your abstract in the text of your message, and not in an attached file. Further details are available via the conference website: travelandconflict.wordpress.com, or you can follow us on Twitter @Travel_Conflict
  22. John Fletcher: A Critical Reappraisal. Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June 2015
    Canterbury Christ Church University. Call for papers: Please send proposals of no more than 300 words for papers lasting 20 minutes in length to Dr Steve Orman (Canterbury Christ Church University) and José A. Pérez Díez (Shakespeare Institute), conference conveners, at the following email address: johnfletcherconference@gmail.com The deadline for sending proposals is Friday 9th January 2015.

Newsletter 49

By Alexander Samson, on 5 November 2014

1. Cambridge Spanish Seminars: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/spanish/news/seminars.html



2. The RSA is pleased to announce that the 2015 Research Grant competition is now open. For the 2015 grant cycle, the RSA will award thirty-three (33) individual grants to scholars working in the field of Renaissance Studies. The average grant is $3,000 for one month of research or travel. During the past five years, the RSA has awarded grants to more than 100 scholars working on topics from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century; a list of previous award winners is posted on the RSA website. Additional details about the application process, eligibility, residential awards, non-residential awards, publication subventions, and more are all available at the RSA website: http://www.rsa.org/Grants


3. Call for papers for the forthcoming conference, entitled ‘Sister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe ca. 1250-1550’, which will take place on Friday 13 March and Saturday 14 March 2015 at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. Please send your abstracts of 250 – 300 words and a short biography of 100 words to Laura Llewellyn laura.llewellyn@courtauld.ac.uk and Michaela Zöschg michaela.zoschg@courtauld.ac.uk by 10 December 2014 at the latest.


4. EMPHASIS 2014: For the most up-to-date information on the seminar please consult the seminar website: http://events.sas.ac.uk/ies/seminars/180/EMPHASIS+%28Early+Modern+Philosophy+and+the+Scientific+Imagination%29


5. The Department of English at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Early Modern literature and culture, 1550-1700. We seek candidates who, regardless of precise areas of specialization, can teach a dynamic lecture course in Shakespeare or a related area and also teach across genres. Publications and/or evidence of scholarly promise are desired, as well as evidence of strong teaching. Applicants should provide: cover letter, CV, writing sample (20-30 pages), teaching statement, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Review begins November 15, 2014. https://www.as.uky.edu/faculty-positions


6. UCL IMARS Seminar of 2014-15. Please visit: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mars/seminars-lectures/imars_13_14


7. NEW Cultures of Knowledge Seminar Series: The Digital Humanist: Open Resources, Shared Standards, Virtual Communities. Please visit: http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?page_id=4861


8. Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s 8th Student Conference: Call for Papers: ‘Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period’. We are interested in notions of feasting or famine during the Early Modern Period, 1500-1800. Please send your abstract as a Microsoft word document.Please put your name, programme of study and institution at the top of your abstract. The abstract should be no more than 250 words for papers lasting 20-25 minutes (about 2,000-2,500 words). Please email your abstract to Dr Laura Jacobs, Secretary, Birkbeck Early Modern Society, bbkems@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday 5 December 2014. We will be holding a selection meeting shortly after the deadline and may not be able to consider late submissions.

For details of our aims and events please see http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/about-us/societies-student-groups/early-modern-society


9. The University of Warwick and Queen Mary University of London warmly invite you to the launch of their joint venture Global Shakespeare:


Thursday 13th November, 18.00-20.00, The Barbican, London. This event is an opportunity to come and find out more about Global Shakespeare. Guests will be addressed by Professor Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford and renowned Shakespeare scholar and Professor David Schalkwyk, Academic Director of Global Shakespeare, as well as be treated to a short reading from Matthew Hahn’s play The Robben Island Shakespeare by professional actors. We anticipate a high demand for this event so please register your place using the following link. http://bit.ly/1pM2BXS


10. The Centro Historia Aquem e Alem-Mar may be of interest. They have quite an active programme that can be followed via their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHAM/1412931452308394?ref=hl Or by requesting an email update via: http://www.cham.fcsh.unl.pt/


11. Montevideana IX, International Conference, Cervantes, Shakespeare. Latin American prism, refracted readings. For further information and reception of proposals (before 28/02/15): montevideana2015@gmail.com or visit: www.fhuce.edu.uy/montevideanaIX


12. Early Modern Research Events at Keele, Semester 1, 2014/2015. All are welcome. All events take place in CM0.12, Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University:
http://northwestseminar.wordpress.com/about/ For further details please contact Dr Ian Atherton, i.j.atherton@keele.ac.uk


13. The directors’ seminar of the Centre for Early Modern Mapping, News and Networks: http://www.cemmn.net/events/


14. Call for papers: Colonial Christian missions and their legacies. An international conference to be held at the University of Copenhagen, 27-29 April 2015. http://australianstudies.ku.dk/staff/claire_mclisky/postdoctoral_project/


15. Call for Contributors: Queenship and Counsel in the Early Modern World. Editors: Helen Graham-Matheson (UCL) and Joanne Paul (NCH). This collection attempts to highlight the ways in which queenship and counsel were negotiated and represented throughout the early modern age (1400-1800). Chapter proposals of 500 words, accompanied by a short summary of biography and research interests (maximum of 250 words), must be submitted to queenshipandcounsel@gmail.com by 15 January 2015 to be considered. Accepted authors will be notified by March 2015, and final submissions due Dec 2015.


16. AHRC Network ‘Voices and Books 1500-1800’. Public Workshop, Tuesday 11 November, 2014, British Library, convenor Dr Arnold Hunt. This event is free and open to anyone who would like to come. If you are interested in attending, however, please contact the Network Co-ordinator: Helen.Stark@ncl.ac.uk


17. Call for Proposals: Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time
June 18-20, 2015 Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A detailed description of the conference and the call for proposals is now available at: www.atw2015.uwm.edu Proposals for workshops that address the conference themes may now be submitted, to atw-15@uwm.edu NEW Deadline: November 15, 2014.


18. From 2015, the Hakluyt Society will award an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £750. Winners will be invited to publish their essays in the online Journal of the Hakluyt Society www.hakluyt.com if they wish to do so. The prize or prizes for 2015 will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2015, where winners will be invited to attend as the Society’s guests; travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. Winners will also receive a one-year membership of the Hakluyt Society.


19. Seventeenth-Century Journalism in the Digital Age, Saturday 22 November, 10AM – 5.30 PM, University of Sheffield, Jessop West Building. Places at this conference can be reserved online at: http://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=5&catid=16&prodid=296


20. Call for papers: Scrutinizing Surfaces in Early Modern Thought: The Second Northern Renaissance Roses Seminar, 8-9 May 2015. Please send abstracts (c. 250 words) and a brief CV to Kevin Killeen kevin.killeen@york.ac.uk and Liz Oakley-Brown e.oakley-brown@lancaster.ac.uk by 30 November 2014.


21. Call for papers: Social Networks 1450-1850, 16/17 July 2015, University of Sheffield. Proposals for 20-minute papers or panels of three speakers are welcome from a wide chronological and geographical reach, exploring social network concepts, methodologies and findings. Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 January 2015. For individual paper proposals, please submit a title and 200-word abstract, along with contact details. For panel proposals, please include a title and 200-word abstract for each paper and contact details for one speaker on the panel. For more information, please contact the conference organizer, Kate Davison kate.davison@sheffield.ac.uk


22. The Warburg’s complete Annual Programme is available at



23. Registration is now open for the second conference of the ‘Dissenting Experience’ programme at Dr Williams’s Library, on Saturday 8th November 2014. The 2014 conference focuses on the forms of dissenting expression available to dissenters and their congregations, on both sides of the Atlantic, throughout the seventeenth century, and examines the wealth and variety of written materials, both in print and from archival sources, related to the experience of dissent across a wide spectrum of genres. More information and registration on http://dissent.hypotheses.org


24. A new publication: Women and Healthcare in Early Modern Europe, a special issue of Renaissance Studies, Vol. 28, no. 4, September 2014; Guest editor: Sharon T. Strocchia, is now available online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rest.2014.28.issue-4/issuetoc


25. Call for papers: Femmes à la cour de France. Statuts et fonctions (Moyen Âge – XIXe siècle.) Colloque international organisé par Cour de France.fr avec le soutien de l’Institut Émilie du Châtelet, l’Université américaine de Paris et l’Institut d’études avancées de Paris. 8-9 octobre 2015. Nous vous prions de nous faire parvenir un dossier de 2 à 3 pages qui présente la thématique de votre intervention (avec quelques informations sur les archives/sources utilisées) et une courte présentation de vous-même avant le 31 janvier 2015 à zumkolk@cour-de-france.fr et kathleen.wilson-chevalier@wanadoo.fr


26. Call for papers: Early Modern Women’s Libraries: Collections, Habits, Experiences. Proposals are sought for panels to be proposed for the annual meeting of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences to take place at the University of Ottawa, Canada, from 30 May-2 June, 2015. The panels will be jointly sponsored by ACCUTE and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies. By Nov. 1, 2014, please send to lknight@brocku.ca, micheline.white@carleton.ca, and esauer@brocku.ca the following: A 300- to 500-word proposal (with NO identifying marks of any kind). A 100 word abstract. A 50 word bio. A 2015 Proposal submission information sheet (required by ACCUTE). The information sheet can be found at http://accute.ca/accute-conference/accute-cfp-jointly-sponsored-sessions/


27. Winterthur Research Fellowship Program, 2015–16. Wilmington, Delaware; applications due by 15 January 2015. Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2015–16. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term residential fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history. Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and short-term fellowships, which are normally one month. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2015. For more details and to apply, visitwinterthur.org/fellowship or e-mail Rosemary Krill at rkrill@winterthur.org.


28. The International Christopher Marlowe. A 2-day conference at the University of Exeter, 7th – 8th September 2015. We invite proposals for papers of up to 30 minutes on any aspect of the “international” content or contexts of Marlowe and his work. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words by 14th November 2014 to InternationalMarlowe@exeter.ac.uk


29. Poly-Olbion and The Writing of Britain, 10-11 September 2015, Royal Geographical Society, London. Hosted by the Poly-Olbion Project, the conference will explore Michael Drayton’s Poly-Olbion within the wider context of early modern British discourses of space, place, nationhood, and regional identity. The conference will coincide with the opening of a major exhibition and series of public-facing events devoted to Poly-Olbion, derived from the AHRC-funded project and the associated HLF-funded‘Children’s Poly-Olbion’. Papers dealing with aspects of Michael Drayton’s poem, John Selden’s commentary, William Hole’s maps, or the wider context of chorography and cartography in early modern Britain will be welcome. Please send abstracts or full papers to Andrew McRae a.mcrae@exeter.ac.uk and Philip Schwyzer p.a.schwyzer@exeter.ac.uk by 5 January 2015.


30. The Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions. The deadline for all submissions is December 31. Decisions will be made in January and the final program will be published in February. For more information or to submit your proposal online go to http://smrs.slu.edu


31. ABOPublic Has Launched: http://www.aphrabehn.org/ABO/ Join the conversation–comment and submit work!


32. Call for Papers – Shakespeare Jahrbuch / Yearbook of the German Shakespeare Society. The 2016 volume of Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue devoted to “Heroes and Heroines”. Papers to be published in the Shakespeare Jahrbuch should be formatted according to our style sheet, which can be downloaded from the website of the German Shakespeare Society at http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/en/jahrbuch/note-on-submission.html Please send your manuscripts (of not more than 6,000 words) to the editor of the Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Prof. Dr. Sabine Schülting sabine.schuelting@fu-berlin.de by 31 March 2015.


33. CFP for the fifth RefoRC conference is now up. It is held in Leuven, 7-9 May 2015, and deadline for paper proposals is 15 February 2015. The overall theme of plenary lectures is transregional reformations, and communications are encouraged to think about this topic, but not confined to it. The line-up of plenary speakers is spectacular, with amongst others Barbara Diefendorf talking about her current research project on religious orders, Alex Walsham talking about translations, and Grazyna Jurkowlaniec discussing international circulation of printed images. For more information, see: http://bit.ly/1ooelUo


34. Call for papers: The Eleventh International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference: 18 to 21 June, 2015. Venue: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus. Host: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art. We will begin considering abstracts on the 1st of September, 2014. Registration form due by November 15th, 2014. Early modernists and modernists from all disciplines (e.g. history of science, literature, philosophy, history, political theory, etc.) are invited to submit proposals for papers related to the theme of the conference. PAPER PROPOSALS: 20-minute papers are invited on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme of the conference. ABSTRACTS of 150 to 200 words should be emailed to the conference
Lisa Walters: Elizabeth.walters@ugent.be (President, MCS)
Sara Mendelson: Mendelso@univmail.cis.mcmaster.ca
Brandie Siegfried: Brandie_Siegfried@byu.edu
Jim Fitzmaurice: j.fitzmaurice@sheffield.ac.uk
Alexandra G. Bennett: abennet1@niu.edu


35. Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century: 1680-1830, Saturday 28th November, 2015. University of York. Please send abstracts/panel proposals of no more than 500 words todifficultwomenconference@gmail.com by July 1st 2015. Panel proposal submissions should include the full name, affiliation, and email addresses of all participants. http://difficultwomenconference.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/


36. ‘Early Modern Catholics in the British Isles and Europe: Integration or Separation?’ 1-3 July 2015, Ushaw College, Durham. Call for Papers: We invite proposals for 20 minute communications on any related theme from any field. The organziers plan to publish a volume of essays drawn from the conference papers. Please send proposals (c. 200 words) by email to James Kelly james.kelly3@durham.ac.uk by 16 January 2015 at the latest.


37. The 2015 Queen Elizabeth I Society Annual Meeting will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, March 12-14, 2015, in conjunction with the South Central Renaissance Conference. Scholars of sixteenth-century history and culture are encouraged to submit a 400–500 word abstract by December 1, 2014. All abstracts must be submitted via the South Central Renaissance Conference website. When asked, “Submit abstract to which organization,” choose QEIS from the pull-down menu, and fill out the form. Then immediately send a brief email giving the title of the paper and the date you submitted the abstract to the President of QEIS, Brandie Siegfried brandie_siegfried@byu.edu


38. Visualising and Annotating Hagiographical Material. Joint Workshop sponsored by Northumbria University and Newcastle University. Friday 21 November 2014, 11am–4pm, Venue: Northumbria University, LIP231, Lipman Building. Registration is necessary. Please contact anja-silvia.goeing@northumbria.ac.uk for details. The one-day event offers researchers who work in this thriving field of study to present their research, exchange ideas and discuss current and planned projects. It provides space to launch ideas towards planning an international network of scholars working on commentaries and annotated books. Lunch and coffee will be provided for all. The updated programme is at http://mem2northumbria.wordpress.com/21-november-workshop-on-hagiography-and-commentaries/


39. Post-doctoral opportunity: Shakespeare¹s Globe. Globe Education is seeking a short-term Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on its Global Audiences Research Project related to the Globe Theatre¹s World Hamlet Tour 2014-2016. http://globetoglobe.shakespearesglobe.com/hamlet/research The successful candidate will travel to Eastern and Southern Africa to follow the Globe Tour into each venue and research the audiences in the region. The appointment is from 2 February- 1 July 2015. The tour dates (are not finalised) but currently are scheduled for 1 March- 1 May. The Post-doctoral Research Fellow would return to London and spend four-five months writing up the analysis. Essential to the success of applications will be a Ph.D. in Shakespeare and Performance, and the ability to speak 1 or more African languages. To apply, please send CV, two references and a cover letter outlining qualifications, experience and why you are most suitable for the appointment to Dr Farah Karim-Cooper farah.k@shakespearesglobe.com


40. The halved heart: SHAKESPEARE & FRIENDSHIP, 17 – 19 April 2015

Call for Papers: For men and women in Shakespeare’s England, friendship was a relation that spanned the exquisite virtue of amicitia perfecta and the everyday exchanges of neighbourliness and commerce. A friend might be ‘another self’, but it was essential to be wary of false friends or flatterers. The complex nature of early modern friendship was a rich source of inspiration for early modern dramatists.

The conference will conclude on Sunday 19 April with a staged reading by a company of Globe actors of The Faithful Friends (Anon., King’s Men, c.1614).

Proposals of no more than 300 words for papers (or panels of up to three papers) may be submitted to Dr Will Tosh on will.t@shakespearesglobe.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 December 2014. The conference is for scholars and students but is open to all members of the public who are interested in debates about early modern theatre and friendship. shakespearesglobe.com/education


41. Society for Neo-Latin Studies: Annual Lecture, November 28th 5 p.m. Warwick in London premises, The Shard (32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG) Due to security policy at The Shard, all visitors need to sign in: please contact Dr. Andrew Taylor awt24@cam.ac.uk before November 20th if you would like to attend the lecture. For more info: http://neolatin.lbg.ac.at/conferences/society-neo-latin-studies-annual-general-meeting-and-annual-lecture-2014


42. Portrait of a Lady, Friday 14 November 2014, 9.15am – 6.00pm, to be held at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. For more information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5a68f4cdbb6169e536838179/files/Symposium_Programme.pdf


43.Dr John Wall, Professor of English at NC State and leader of the Virtual Paul’s Cross project, will be presenting and discussing his work at a free lecture at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 22nd of November 2014. The project has seen literature and architecture researchers collaborating to create a script and build a visual and acoustic model to simulate how John Donne’s 1622 Gunpowder Day sermon would have sounded from different vantage points within the Courtyard of pre-Fire St Paul’s. Please visit the website http://goo.gl/8mjFR0 if you would like to book a place.


44.Shakespeare’s Unsung Heroes and Heroines. Call for Statements: Shakespeare Seminar at the Annual Conference of the German Shakespeare Society, Berlin, 23-26 April 2015. Please send your proposals (abstracts of 300 words) and all further questions by 30 November 2014 to the seminar convenors:
Felix Sprang, Humboldt University, Berlin: felix.sprang@hu-berlin.de
Christina Wald, University of Konstanz: christina.wald@uni-konstanz.de

See also: http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/publikationen/seminar.html


45. Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology & Religion is pleased to announce a three-year PhD studentship in early modern history.  The start date of the studentship is 1 January 2015. This studentship is one of two (the other of which will be held at the University of Glasgow) attached to an Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project on ŒWomen negotiating the boundaries of justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100 ­ c.1750. Full details at: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2343.html


46. Call for Papers: Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700 The Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies, CEMMS: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cems/ at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce its forthcoming Postgraduate Conference on the theme of ‘Literature and Philosophy 1500-1700’, which will take place on the 14th-16th July 2015. Please submit your abstract along with your institution, paper title and a brief biography to litphilconference@sussex.ac.uk by 15th January 2015.


47. EDiT/MIMSS Colloquium, Magdalen College Auditorium, Oxford
14th-15th November 2014. For more info: http://estoria.bham.ac.uk/blog/


48. VOICES AND BOOKS 1500-1800, July 16th-18th 2015, Newcastle University and City Library, Newcastle. We invite proposals (in English) that address the relationship between orality and literacy in any genre in print or manuscript in any European language. The genres might be literary, religious, musical, medical, scientific, or educational. We encourage proposals that recover diverse communities and readers/hearers. We also welcome papers that consider problems of evidence: e.g. manuscript marginalia; print paratexts; visual representations; as well as non-material evidence (voice; gesture). We will be particularly pleased to receive suggestions for presentations that include practical illustrations, performances or demonstrations. 200-word abstracts for 20-minute papers from individuals and panels (3 speakers) to be sent to voicesandbooks15001800@gmail.com The DEADLINE for abstracts is: Friday 16th January 2015.


49. Moveable Types Conference: People, Ideas, and Objects. Cultural Exchanges in early modern Europe. Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th November 2014, University of Kent. Registration: https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/Registration/Welcome.aspx?e=02A7E51490B4F412A6D45A3D0BBC13D8

Deadline for registration is 31st October. For registration after the deadline, please email: moveabletypesconference@gmail.com For more info: http://moveabletypes.wordpress.com/


50. Ad Vivum?, which will take place on Friday 21 November 2014, 14.00 – 19.30 (with registration from 13.30)  in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and Saturday 22 November 2014, 09.30 – 18.15 (with registration from 09.00), in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Ticket/entry details: £25 (£15 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) BOOK ONLINE: http://ci.tesseras.com/internet/shop Or send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating the event title, ‘Ad Vivum’. For further information, email ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk


51. The Intelligent Hand, 1500 – 1800, which will take place on Saturday 8 November 2014, 10.00 – 17.45 (with registration from 9.30) in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) BOOK ONLINE: http://ci.tesseras.com/internet/shop  Or send a cheque made payable to ‘The Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating ‘Sixth Early Modern Symposium’. For further information, email ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk


52. CALL FOR PAPERS To be presented at the XLI International Symposium of Hispanic Literature. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second part of Don Quixote, California State University Dominguez Hills, in conjunction with ILCH, is pleased to announce that on April 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015 it will host the XLI International Symposium of Hispanic Literature 400 Years with Don Quixote: The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities. Spaces are limited. Please, submit your title and 100-word abstracts electronically and as soon as possible (Deadline: February 25th, 2015) to: bgomez@csudh.edu


53. Material Culture and Agency, Autumn 2014, 11 Bedford Square, Wednesdays  5.30pm. For more details about the Centre, see our webpage: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/history/research/researchcentres/csbmc/home.aspx#ad-image-0