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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.
    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/art-history/events/know-thyself/know-thyself-programme
    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.

 

Jobs

  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

https://www.facebook.com/camhispanic?fref=ts

 

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:

http://www.globalshakespeare.ac.uk

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

http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fileadmin/images/events/AnnualProgramme2014_15.pdf

 

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
organizers:
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

 

 

Newsletter 48

By Alexander Samson, on 8 October 2014

1. AHRC Network ‘Voices and Books 1500-1800’ Public Workshop

Tuesday 11 November, 2014 at The Conference Centre at the British Library. 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.

 

2. The Afterlife of Classical Latin Satire 10 October 2014

A conference organised by the Department of Greek and Latin and the Department of English at UCL and the Warburg Institute. The conference will be held at the Warburg Institute.  To register: http://store.london.ac.uk/browse/department.asp?compid=1&modid=5&deptid=179

 

3. Call for Proposals: Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time
June 18-20, 2015, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Please send in your workshop proposals! The conference website has a list of people seeking co-organizers for workshops. Check there if you are looking for a possible workshop. If you are seeking a co-organizer, send a message with your idea and contact info to the conference e-mail address and it will be posted there. A detailed description of the conference and the call for proposals is now available at: www.atw2015.uwm.edu

 

4. Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

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. For a conspectus of the Society’s history, aims and publications, visit www.hakluyt.com. Submission procedures and deadline: Essays should be submitted as email attachments in Word.doc format to Dr Surekha Davies, Chair of the Essay Prize Committee, at surekha.davies@gmail.comand to Richard Bateman, Administrator of the Hakluyt Society, at office@hakluyt.com by 1 November 2014. The entrant’s name, address (including preferred email address), institutional affiliation (if any, with date of admission), and degrees (if any, with dates of conferment) should appear within the body of the email, together with a note of the title of the submitted essay. The subject line of the email should include the words ‘HAKLUYT SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE’ and the author’s name. By submitting an essay, an entrant certifies that it is the entrant’s own original work.

 

5. Seventeenth-Century Journalism in the Digital Age.

Saturday 22 November, 10AM – 5.30 PM, University of Sheffield, Jessop West Building. This one-day conference brings together scholars from the Digital Humanities, English Literature, History and Linguistics to reflect upon their research into early printed news (their results, their methods and search practices) and interrogate the ways in which current digital search interfaces might be thought to shape, enhance or constrain research in this area. This conference is part of Sheffield’s ‘Participating in Search Design’ AHRC project http://hridigital.shef.ac.uk/newsbooks-project. 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

 

6. CFP: Magic and Intellectual History.

Thursday 5th March 2015 – CREMS, University of York. This symposium will explore the place of magic in the intellectual culture of early modern England and Europe. It will focus on how magic was perceived and understood in philosophical, religious and scientific thought, and the ambivalence that surrounded it as topics of scholarship. Abstracts by 15th October (c. 250 words). Contact: Kevin Killeen, kevin.killeen@york.ac.uk. This symposium is part of a diffuse and ongoing Thomas Browne Seminar that has digressed quite far:  http://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/browne/

 

7. Scrutinizing Surfaces in Early Modern Thought: The Second Northern Renaissance Roses Seminar.

May 8th and 9th, 2015. Run jointly by the universities of Lancaster and York, this interdisciplinary seminar takes up and develops Joseph Amato’s trans-historical investigation of how ‘humans, ourselves a body of surfaces, meet and interact with a world dressed in surfaces’ (2013: xv) in the early modern period. 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): deadline 30 November 2014).

 

8. 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)

 

9. The Warburg’s complete Annual Programme is now available at: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fileadmin/images/events/AnnualProgramme2014_15.pdf

Further details about all our events are available on our website at: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/nc/events/

 

10. 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

 

11. 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

 

12. CFP: Femmes à la cour de France. Statuts et fonctions (Moyen Âge-XIXe siècle).

Institut d’études avancées, Paris, 8–9 October 2015. Proposals due by 31 January 2015. Ce colloque international, pluridisciplinaire et transchronologique a pour objet le statut et les fonctions des femmes de la cour de France : les dames des suites d’honneur, les épouses des grands officiers et ministres, les officiers féminins des maisons royales, les marchandes et autres femmes qui ont séjourné de manière régulière ou irrégulière à la cour. 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 ou kathleen.wilson-chevalier@wanadoo.fr

 

13. CFP: Early Modern Women and the Book: Ownership, Circulation, and Collecting.

Proposals are sought for a panel to be proposed for the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec, July 6-11, 2015. By Oct. 1, 2014, please send a file containing a 350 word abstract and a 50-word biographical statement to Leah Knight (lknight@brocku.ca), Micheline White (micheline.white@carleton.ca), and Elizabeth Sauer (esauer@brocku.ca) for consideration.

 

14. CFP: 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/

 

15. Winterthur Research Fellowship Program, 2015–16.

Wilmington, Delaware; applications due by 15 January 2015. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2015. For more details and to apply visit: winterthur.org/fellowship or e-mail Rosemary Krill at rkrill@winterthur.org.

 

16. Seventeenth-Century Journalism in the Digital Age

Saturday 22 November, 10AM – 5.30 PM, University of Sheffield, Jessop West Building. This conference is part of Sheffield’s ‘Participating in Search Design’ AHRC project (http://hridigital.shef.ac.uk/newsbooks-project). 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

For further information contact Marcus Nevitt m.nevitt@shef.ac.uk

 

17. 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 toInternationalMarlowe@exeter.ac.uk. We are also happy to answer any queries relating to the conference.

 

18. 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.

 

19. The Oxford Traherne: Research Assistant in Early Modern European Bibliography.

The closing date for applications is 1 October 2014. There is no application form; please send applications, including a CV, an account of relevant experience, and the name of one referee to Dr Julia Smith at julia.smith@ell.ox.ac.uk. Applicants should also arrange for their referee to submit a reference by the closing date. Interviews will be held in Oxford, probably in the week beginning 13 October 2014, and shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a short bibliographical exercise in preparation for the interview. For further information, please contact Dr Julia Smith at julia.smith@ell.ox.ac.uk or Dr Sarah Apetrei at sarah.apetrei@keble.ox.ac.uk.

 

20. 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

 

21. ABOPublic Has Launched: http://www.aphrabehn.org/ABO/

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (ISSN 2157-7129) is an open access, interactive, scholarly journal, launched in 2011 by the Aphra Behn Society. The journal is supported by the University of South Florida Tampa Library. The journal focuses on gender and women¹s issues, and all aspects of women in the arts in the long eighteenth century, especially literature, visual arts, music, performance art, film criticism, and production arts. Its public scholarship blog, ABOPublic, publishes shorter articles and interactive content geared toward a public audience. It also houses Ask Aphra, a professional advice column.

 

22. CFP: UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program Conference

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is holding a conference on material culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance October 1-3, 2015 on the UNL City Campus to celebrate twenty years of our major. We welcome 250 word abstracts on any aspect of this topic. Please send abstracts by October 15 via e-mail to Carole Levin clevin2@unl.edu and Andrea Nicholsandrea.nichols@huskers.unl.edu

 

23. 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, email: sabine.schuelting@fu-berlin.de, by 31 March 2015.

 

24. The Oxford-Globe Forum for Medicine and Drama in Practice

4 October 2014 at the University of Oxford, 10.00am-4.30pm. The theme for October 2014 is Anatomy and Dissection. Papers are informal and are limited to 12-15 minutes; the aim is to enable discussion among different constituencies of interest. To register, go to the calendar at www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/whats-on-calendar.

 

25. CFP: Anglo-Iberian Relations, 1500-1850

Mértola, Portugal, 9-11 April 2015. We are now accepting individual papers, panels, and roundtables by academics and heritage professionals for what is hoped to be the first of a biennial conference in this vibrant field of European History. The conference will also launch a new, interdisciplinary academic-heritage network: ‘Anglo-Iberian Relations, from the Medieval to the Modern.’ Papers should be 20 minutes in length. English is the preferred language of the conference, but papers will be considered in Portuguese and Spanish if a detailed summary can be provided in English. Panelists may talk only on England or Portugal or Spain if so desired; organisers will team them up with panelists covering the other countries on a similar timeframe or topic. Abstracts of up to 300 words for individual papers, and panel/roundtable descriptions, together with details of affiliation and career, should be sent to: anglo.iberian2015@gmail.com no later than 30 October 2014.

 

26. CFP for the fifth RefoRC.

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.

 

27. CFP: The 11th International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

18 TO 21 June, 2015, 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. Theme: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish’s writings. Registration form due by November 15th, 2014. 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 organizers.

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

 

28. CFP: Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century: 1680-1830

Saturday 28th November, 2015, University of York, Berrick Saul Building.

http://difficultwomenconference.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

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.

 

29. Radical Women: 50 Years of Feminism at Kent “Austerity, Gender and Household Finances” University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent. 27-28 June 2015

Submission of abstracts: Interested scholars are kindly asked to send an abstract of 200-300 words to: Kentausterityconference@kent.ac.uk by 15 October 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent in mid-November 2014.

 

30. CFP ‘Early Modern Catholics in the British Isles and Europe: Integration or Separation?’ 1-3 July 2015 Ushaw College, Durham

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.

 

31. Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From 16th Century to the Present 21-22 MAY 2015
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Center for the History of Emotions. If you are interested in participating in this conference, please send us a proposal of no more than 300 words and a short CV by 1 October 2014 to cfp-emotions@mpib-berlin.mpg.de. Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes, in order to allow time for questions and discussion.

 

32. 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. For more info, please visit: http://www.scrc.us.com/

 

33. Memory, Emotion and Nationalism, Friday October 10th, 5.30-7.30, Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room I

Naomi McAreavey:  ‘The Border between Memory and Forgetting: Northern Ireland and the 1641 depositions project’ Respondents: Rosalind Carr, on Scottish nationalism and the early modern; Katharine Hodgkin, on history and trauma

Conversations and Disputations

Raphael Samuel History Centre/ Memory and Community in Early Modern Britain event

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By Alexander Samson, on 30 July 2014

 

 

1. Call for book manuscripts, MAPS, SPACES, CULTURES. Authors are cordially invited to write to either of the series editors, Surekha Davies (surekha.davies@gmail.com) and Asa Simon Mittman (asmittman@mail.csuchico.edu), or to the publisher at Brill, Arjan van Dijk (dijk@brill.com), to discuss the submission of proposals and/or full manuscripts.

2. Registration is now open for the conference of the international Leverhulme Network ‘Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World, 1100–1600’. The conference aims to promote comparative, cross-disciplinary scholarship on Islamic and European cartography by bringing together experts in these two fields. For further information and to register, see http://www.cartography.qmul.ac.uk/.

3. CALL FOR PAPERS: Fourteenth Round Table on Tudor Theatre: Folly’s Family, Folly’s Children (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université de Tours); 3-4 September 2015. Proposals (200 words) for thirty-minute papers in English should be directed to Richard Hillman (rhillman@sfr.fr) by 15 September 2014.    

4. The Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School announces its 2015-16 search.  Five scholars will be appointed to spend a year working on a book-length research project advancing our knowledge of religion and gender.  Please email nominations to Tracy Wall, WSRP Program Coordinator, atwsrp@hds.harvard.edu or feel free to forward the link to the online application (http://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply). 

5. AD VIVUM? Friday 21 and Saturday 22 November 2014 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. Please send proposals of no more than 250 words by 15 August 2014 to joanna.woodall@courtauld.ac.uk and thomas.balfe@courtauld.ac.uk

6. The Afterlife of Classical Latin Satire, 10 October 2014. A conference organised by the Department of Greek and Latin and the Department of English at UCL and the Warburg Institute. The conference will be held at the Warburg Institute. To register, please go to:
http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2014-15/satire-ancient-and-modern/

7. Collecting Texts & MSS, 1660-1860 is a scholarly conference covering all aspects of book collecting, manuscript and archive conservation, libraries and private collections, and associated areas of interest from the Restoration to the high Victorian period. It is hosted by Plymouth University and the Cottonian Collection.
More information can be found in the links below. Please do contact one of the organizers, Dr Bonnie Latimer (bonnie.latimer@plymouth.ac.uk) or Dr Annika Bautz (annika.bautz@plymouth.ac.uk<mailto:annika.bautz@plymouth.ac.uk>) with any queries. http://collectingbooks2015.wordpress.com/ and http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/research/humpa/news/Pages/default.aspx

8. Hester Pulter, No longer ‘shut up in a country grange.’ Evening Talk, Thursday 23rd October. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hester-pulter-evening-talk-thursday-23rd-october-tickets-12088857097

9. Two Global Shakespeare Research Fellows through Warwick. http://bit.ly/1qKtTDkhttp://bit.ly/1qKtTDk

For more info: www.globalshakespeare.ac.uk 

10. Registration is now open for the Edinburgh Centre for the History of the Book’s one-day conference titled “Creativity and Commerce in the Age of Print”! The programme includes a range of papers from a very diverse group of postgraduates and early-career researchers on topics including authorship, publishing, and professionalisation from the Early Modern period to today, as well as keynotes by Dr. Jason Scott-Warren (Director of the Centre for Material Texts, University of Cambridge) and Professor Iain Stevenson (Centre for Publishing, UCL).

Full programme information can be found at our Eventbrite page, where you can register to attend:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creativity-and-commerce-in-the-age-of-print-tickets-12040963847

11. COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 19-20 septembre 2014 / 19-20 September 2014. Institut du Monde Anglophone, 5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris, Grand Amphi.
La nuit des sens: Rêves et illusions des sens en Angleterre et en Europe à  la période moderne. / The Night of the Senses : Dreams and Sensory Illusion  in Early-Modern England and Europe.
Contact: line.cottegnies@univ-paris3.fr miller-blaise.am@wanadoo.fr http://epistemeparis3.wordpress.com/

12. Diplomacy and Culture in the Early Modern World. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities 31 July to 2 August 2014. For more info, please visit www.textualambassadors.org.

13. Call for papers from the Women’s Studies Group: 1558-1837 (London). The Women’s Studies Group: 1558-1837 is a small, informal multi-disciplinary group formed to promote women’s studies in the early modern period and the long eighteenth century. The group was established to enable those interested in women’s studies to keep in touch with each other, to hear about members’ interests and relevant publications, and to organise regular meetings and an annual workshop (see membership application form) where members can meet and discuss women’s studies topics. We can also offer advice and opportunities to engage in activities that increase opportunities for publication, or enhance professional profiles in other ways. The group meets in Senate House, Malet Street, University of London.

www.womensstudiesgroup.org.uk provides more information.

14. The Fifteenth Century Conference 2014. A draft programme is now available, as are links to travel information. Online registration will open shortly, closing on 31 July 2014. Please register early. We look forward to welcoming you to Aberdeen.

www.abdn.ac.uk/nsw/fifteenthcenturyconference

15. Early Modern Commons website: http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/

EMC is an aggregator for blogs covering the period c.1500-1800. It is intended as a resource to help readers to keep up with early modern blogging, and to connect with people who share their interests. There are several interesting sites dedicated to the early modern period and gender. If you visit the blogroll you will find a list of the sites:

http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/blogs And if you are a Twitter user, please come and follow us (@WSGUK)

16. Moveable Types: People, Ideas, and Objects. Cultural exchanges in early modern Europe, 27-29 November, 2014, University of Kent. Call for Papers Abstracts should be sent to moveabletypesconference@gmail.com before 1st of August 2014 and should not be longer than 300 words. Please include affiliation and contact information, as well as a short biographical note, on a separate document. For more information please visit http://moveabletypes.wordpress.com/ or e-mail moveabletypesconference@gmail.com.

17. Take part in the World Shakespeare Congress “Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare” from 31 July – 6 August 2016, London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Proposals of 500 words for seminars, panels, and workshops may be submitted towsc2016@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 30 September 2014. Click here to download further details http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/centres/lsc/Documents/World-Shakespeare-Conference-2016.pdf 

18. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography has added entries of early modern nuns to their database. Links to all of the articles have been collected on one webpage:http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/online_products/ODNB_May_Update_Flyer_FINAL.pdf

The religious women are: Joanne Berkely, Mary Browne, Anne Cary (and her sisters), Margaret Clement, Mary Dennett, Francis Dickinson, Catherine Gascoigne, Catherine Holland, Margaret and Elizabeth Mostyn, Elizabeth Sander, Margaret Throckmorton, Anne Worsley.

19. AHRC network meeting for ‘Voices and Books’ Monday 8 September, 2014, Strathclyde University, Glasgow. 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.

20. Renaissance Cardinals: Diplomats and Patrons in the Early-Modern World. Location: Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, London Dates: 13-14 March 2015

Enquiries and Proposals for 20 minute papers or panels of 3-4 papers should be sent to Glenn.Richardson@smuc.ac.uk or Eugenia.Russell@smuc.ac.uk by 15 September 2014. Individual paper proposals should be no more than 300 words. Panel proposals should include abstracts of all papers (max 300 words) and a brief rationale (max 100 words) for the panel. All proposals should be accompanied by a short statement of affiliation and career. Delegates will be notified by 15 October 2014.

21. Conference: New Directions in Early Modern Women’s Letters. Conference to be held at History Faculty, Oxford University, Thursday 14 August – Friday 15 August 2014. Registration and programme details are available on the IHR events website: http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/13038?ref=email

22. The Spiritual Geopolitics of the Early Modern World (1500-1800). March 13, 2015 – Service Historique de la Défense, Château de Vincennes (France). Proposals, which should not exceed 500 words, should be sent by September 15, 2014 to lauric.henneton@uvsq.fr. Papers, which will be precirculated, are due by Feb. 15, 2015. They may be in French or English. http://redehja.hypotheses.org/263

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By Alexander Samson, on 23 May 2014

1. Romance and its Transformations, 1550-1750, June 30th and July 1st, 2014, Chawton House Library, UK. For further information, including a full programme of speakers and registration details, see: https://sites.google.com/a/morris.umn.edu/romance-transformations/

2. The University of Birmingham Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS). Wednesday 18th June 2014, Barber Institute of Fine Arts 4.30- 5.30pm. Challenges for Early Modern Women’s History. Professor Lisa Jardine in conversation with IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow Dr Nadine Akkerman. There will be opportunities for questions and a networking reception. The event is free but booking is essential.

3. CFP Renaissance Society of America conference in Berlin 2015:  Early Modern Hybridity and Globalization: Artistic and Architectural Exchange in the Iberian World. Please send your proposals, an abstract of no more than 150 words, and a short CV, no longer than one side of an A4 sheet of paper, to the co-chairs, Laura Fernández-González, University of Edinburgh (laura.fernandez-gonzalez@ed.ac.uk / laura.fernandezgonzalez@gmail.com), and Marjorie Trusted, Victoria & Albert Museum (m.trusted@vam.ac.uk) before 2 June 2014. Link:  http://www.rsa.org/blogpost/1134779/187566/Early-Modern-Hybridity-and-Globalization-Artistic-and-Architectural-Exchange-in-the-Iberian-World

4. Women’s Scientific Travelling Before 1850: An Interdisciplinary Workshop Registration form and programme now available here:http://events.sas.ac.uk/imlr/events/view/16001/Women%27s+Scientific+Travelling

5. Two fully funded PhD studentships are available in the Department of English and Drama. For further details of the Department’s current research and information about how to apply please go to: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/english-drama/postgraduate-research/newphdstudentshipsannounced/
Please note that the deadline for applications is Monday 2 June 2014. Initial queries should be sent to Dr Jenny Fry (j.fry@lboro.ac.uk) or Mrs C.J. Flynn (C.J.Flynn-Ryan@lboro.ac.uk).

6. Society for the Study of Early Modern Women 86th annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia from November 7-9, 2014. Please visit our website for more information about the conference. We welcome you to submit a Call for Papers for us to publicize on our website list.

7. CFP for a panel at the Renaissance Society of America Conference, Berlin, 26-28 March 2015. Women Chroniclers and Historians in the Renaissance. Renaissance women, most of them nuns, wrote histories and memoirs.  This panel will explore convent chronicles and other forms of historical writing by women during the Renaissance and Early Modern Period.  In particular we hope to highlight women whose chronicles and histories pre-date the Reformation. Please send proposals (150-word abstracts), along with brief narrative CVs, to Kathleen Comerford, kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu.

8. Kluge Center Announces Call for Kluge Fellowship Applications—Dispatch May 2, 2014. The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for Kluge Fellowships. The application deadline is July 15, 2014.

9. CFP SSEMW-sponsored session for the annual meeting of the College Art Association. The conference will be held in New York on Feb. 11-14, 2015. The Spectatrix in Early Modern Art. Society for the Study of Early Modern Women 2015 College Art Association. Please send paper proposals of 300-500 words to Maria Maurer at maria-maurer@utulsa.edu by May 23, 2014.

10. CFP for a forthcoming volume for Intersections, Yearbook for Early Modern Studies, entitled “The Global Republic of Sacred Things: The Circulation of Religious Art in the Early Modern World.” Please contact mia.mochizuki@nyu.edu or christine.goettler@ikg.unibe.ch

11. The Warburg Institute Public Lectures: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fileadmin/images/events/AnnualProgramme2013_14.pdf Further details about all our events are available on our website at: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/nc/events/

12. Cultural Production in the Early Modern Household, a One-Day Colloquium. The University of Birmingham Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) 2014 Colloquium will take as its theme Cultural Production in the Early Modern Household, and will take place at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, on Saturday 28 June 2014 (10.30 am – 5.45 pm). Please book by Friday 30 May, via the University of Birmingham online shop: http://shop.bham.ac.uk/College of Arts and Law/Cultural Production in the Early Modern Household. For further information, please email: Caroline Ashton (c.e.ashton@bham.ac.uk), CAL Events Manager.

13. Three fully-funded PhD studentships on ‘Cultures of Consumption in Early Modern Europe’, starting in autumn 2014. Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 13th June 2014. Further details about the doctoral training and opportunities offered by WRoCAH can be found at: www.arts-and-humanities.whiterose.ac.uk. Queries about the network should be directed to the network co-ordinator, Prof Cathy Shrank,c.shrank@shef.ac.uk.

14. There will be a 10-month Teaching Fellowship in early modern English literature at Bristol University http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIQ500/teaching-fellow-in-early-modern-english-literature/

15. Friday, 23 May, Birkbeck, 6.30 pm. ‘How Happy’s the State where no Discord is Breeding?': the Politipop of Seventeenth Century England.’ This event is free to members (membership £7) and £4 for  non-members, refreshments will be provided. http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/current-students/societies-student-groups/early-modern-society

16. A new series for the University of Nebraska Press on early modern cultural studies. The first book has just been published: Raymond Anselment, ed., Alice Thornton, My First Booke of My Life.  https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/My-First-Booke-of-My-Life,675837.aspx

17. Research in Action workshops at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe. To book, please call 020 7401 9919, or visit shakespearesglobe.com/education

18. Scholarship, Science and Religion in the Age of Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614) and Henry Savile (1549-1622). Oxford’s Centre for Early Modern Studies 6th Annual Conference, T.S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd July 2014. Plenary speaker: Anthony Grafton (Princeton). To find out more, and to register, please follow the link to our conference site: http://www.cems-oxford.org/scholarship-science-religion

19. Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies, Seminars, Conferences, Events in Summer 2014 www.york.ac.uk/crems crems-enquiries@york.ac.uk

20. Medieval and Renaissance Lost Libraries: 2014 LIHG Conference. For more info:  www.lihg.org/conference

21. Applications are now being accepted for two PhD Scholarships affiliated with the ERC-funded project, RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Both scholarships will commence in September 2014. For further information, see http://www.nuigalway.ie/english/recirc_phd_scholarship.html.

22. BRITISH ACADEMY SHAKESPEARE LECTURE ‘The two hours’ traffic of our stage’: Wednesday 21 May 2014, 6-7.15pm. Venue: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, London. Admission to this event is Free but you are required to register on the British Academy website in order to book online: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/The_Two_Hours_Traffic_of_Our_Stage.cfm

23. Renaissance Events in Birkbeck Arts Week 2014. All events in School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/about-us/events/arts-week

24. Registration is now open for the International Symposium on Sir David Lyndsay’s A Satire of the Three Estateswhich will take place at Pollock Halls of Residence, Edinburgh, on 6-8th June 2014. http://www.stagingthescottishcourt.org/ The full symposium programme along with links to registration can be found at this address: http://www.stagingthescottishcourt.org/events/international-symposium-on-sir-david-lyndsays-a-satire-of-the-three-estates/

25. Come and have some fun at the latest production for my company Mercurius (www.mercuriustheatre.co.uk), a little known Thomas Middleton City Comedy to be performed at The Rose Playhouse around the foundations of the oldest theatre in Bankside.  The Rose was built in 1587 and was home to Philip Henslow’s company, worth a visit in its own right www.rosetheatre.org.uk

26. On the evening of Wednesday, 4 June, there will be a panel debate on David Lyndsay’s 16th-century Scots play, “A Satire of the Three Estates,” taking place at the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh. Featuring a cast of political, theatrical, and academic luminaries, it’s sure to be a fascinating discussion. Please email me by 19 May if you would like to attend, and do pass on the attached poster to anyone who might be interested.
N.Simonova@ed.ac.uk

27. Catholicism in Court and Country, c. 1558-1625. Saturday 20 September 2014 at the Department of History, University of Essex. To register, see: http://www.essex.ac.uk/history/news_and_seminars/catholicism.aspx

28. The fantastic early modern Catholicism network in Oxford has put up an exciting programme of speakers for this term’s seminar series -amongst other Alex Walsham, Tara Alberts, and our very own Victoria Van Hyning. Further information can be found here: http://emcoxford.wordpress.com/. The same network is also organising a workshop on Catholic life-writing on 31 May, for which attendance is free, but early registration is necessary: http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/early-modern-catholic-life-writing.

29. Classical Philosophers in Seventeenth Century English Thought – York CREMS. 28 May 2014, Treehouse, Humanities Research Centre, University of York, 10.30-5.30. Open to all – entrance free and no registration required. Contact: kevin.killeen@york.ac.uk and http://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/browne/

30. Ben Jonson in Print and Online. Special Collections, The Brotherton Library, University of Leeds. Friday 30 May 2014, 12.00-6.30. This event will celebrate the publication of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson. Members of the CWBJ team will be discussing the challenge of editing Jonson, and the opportunities provided by the dual format of 7-volume print edition and dynamic website. There is no charge for attendance. Refreshments will be provided, but please register in advance with Martin Butler (m.h.butler@leeds.ac.uk)

31. Nuns Literacies – 29-30 August 2014 University of Glasgow. The annual conference registration and programme are now available. To register follow the link below:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nuns-literacies-medieval-to-modern-registration-11289981639 Any questions, please contact the conference organisers: hwrbi.conference@gmail.com

32. Annual conference of IASEMS (Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies – http://www.maldura.unipd.it/iasems/). The conference this year is dedicated to “Maps and Borders” – it will take place at the end of May in Lecce, and our plenary speakers are Sonia Massai and Janet Clare. The programme (not complete yet) is available at http://www.studiumanistici.unisalento.it/web/6038738/100

33. The Elizabeth Montagu Project has been awarded an AHRC Collaborative PhD studentship. http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/graduate-centre/scholarshipsandbursaries/digitising-elizabeth-montagu’s-correspondence/

34. Dan Geffrey with the New Poete: Reading and Rereading Chaucer and Spenser. 11th-13th July 2014. Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/research/events/conferences/cspenser/

35. Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS),Instruments and Arts of Inquiry: Natural History, Natural Magic and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, Editors Dana Jalobeanu, Cesare Pastorino.  You can find the table of contents of the latest issue at the following website: http://zetabooks.metapress.com/content/122758/

36. Book History in Global Context. A book history research network. Study Day on Print Culture in Global and Transnational Context. Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, Friday, 23 May 2014.  Book History Research Network: http://www.bookhistory.org.uk Centre for Urban History: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/urbanhistory

37. Dramatizing Penshurst: Site, Scripts, Sidneys conference to be held at Penshurst Place on 8-9 June, featuring a ‘Read not Dead’ staged reading of Lady Mary Wroth’s Love’s Victory by Globe Education. The conference website can be found at: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/dramatizing-penshurst/

38. Scholarship, Science and Religion in the Age of Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614) and Henry Savile (1549-1622) Oxford’s Centre for Early Modern Studies 6th Annual Conference. Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd July 2014 http://www.cems-oxford.org/scholarship-science-religion

39. Hester Pulter, Research, Teaching and Learning. Monday 23rd June 2014, 2pm – 6pm. The Postgraduate Hub, Senate House, University of Warwick. An afternoon conference to celebrate the launch of Poems, Emblems and The Unfortunate Florinda, edited by Alice Eardley. Refreshments will be provided. For more info: Hesterpulter2014@gmail.com

40. Early Modern Prophecies Conference (26-28 June, Goldsmiths, London) http://www.gold.ac.uk/history/research/panaceasociety/propheciesconference/

41. Post-doctoral fellowships in the early modern period. Further information at http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/applications/

42. Heather Wolfe will be talking about early modern writing paper at the next seminar in this year’s Open University Book History Research Group series. The seminar will take place on Monday 14 April at Senate House in London, at 5.30pm. The complete programme can be downloaded at http://www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/book-history/sites/www.open.ac.uk.arts.research.book-history/files/files/ecms/arts-bh-pr/web-content/paper-pen-ink.pdf

43. Six new Research Associate posts in the Early Modern period http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/jobs/crossroads-further-particulars.pdf and http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/about/news-press/announcing-eight-new-research-associate-posts-in-the-early-modern-period

44. Post-Graduate Travel Grants. David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’ at the University of Sydney (10-13 December). Application forms are available to download from the conference webpage: http://sydney.edu.au/intellectual-history/news-events/dns-conference-2014.shtml.

45. Contributions are invited towards the first volume of essays on Sir John Denham (1615–1669), author of Cooper’s Hill and The Sophy, with publication timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of his birth. Please contact Dr Philip Major at Birkbeck College, University of London, philip.major@bbk.ac.uk

46. Ars effectiva et methodus: the Body in early modern science and thought. Conference at the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel, 30 June – 1 July 2014 http://10times.com/ars-effectiva-et-methodus-body-in-early-modern-science-and-thought

47. Scholarship, Science & Religion in the Age of Isaac Casaubon (1559 – 1614) and Henry Savile (1549 – 1622). T.S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd July 2014. Oxford’s Centre for Early Modern Studies 6th Annual Conference: http://vimeo.com/94141243

48. Dr Angela McShane, V&A, ‘How Happy’s the State where no Discord is Breeding?': the Politipop of Seventeenth Century England. The event will take place on Friday 23 May at Birkbeck room MAL G16 at 6.30pm. For more info: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/current-students/societies-student-groups/early-modern-society

49. CFP for a panel at the Renaissance Society of America conference in Berlin 26-28 March 2015: Women’s Active Religious Communities in Early Modern Europe and Beyond. Please e-mail a title, abstract (150-word maximum), keywords, a one-page curriculum vitae (300-word maximum), and A-V requests (if any) to both Liise Lehtsalu (liise_lehtsalu@brown.edu) and Sarah Moran (Sarah.Moran@UAntwerpen.be) by May 31.  http://rsa.site-ym.com/blogpost/1134786/188213/Women-s-Active-Religious-Communities-in-Early-Modern-Europe-and-Beyond

50. University College London, Friday, July 11 2014 – Saturday, July 12 2014: Objects, Families, Homes: British Material Cultures in Global Contexts, is a two-day end-of-project conference organized by UCL History’s Leverhulme Trust-funded East India Company at Home team. Book here: http://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=119.

51. Emotion, Embodiment and Death Symposium, 2-3 June 2014. Centre for the History of the Emotions
Queen Mary, University of London. If you wish to attend any of the sessions, please email: e.carrera@qmul.ac.uk

52. Platonic Commentaries in the Renaissance, 10.30-5.30, Wednesday 11 June 2014, Birkbeck, Malet Street, Room 351, University of London. Please email s.clucas@bbk.ac.uk or john.sellars@bbk.ac.uk if you would like to book a place.

53. The EMREM Symposium 2014 ‘Seen & Unseen: (De)Constructing Medieval and Early Modern Perceptions’ will take place on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 May at the University of Birmingham. Please note that we are also hosting a wine reception on the Thursday evening from 5pm in the Fage Library. If you are unable to attend during the day, please do feel free to join us for some networking over wine, juice and nibbles! For more info: http://emremforum.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/emrem-annual-postgraduate-symposium-2014/

54. SCEMS Visiting Speaker Series: Andrew Hadfield, ‘A Red Herring’ May 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm. Visiting Speaker Masterclass: Friday, May 23rd, 10am-12pm, Humanities Research Institute, Gell St., Sheffield, “Why Does Biography Matter?” For more info: http://www.scems.group.shef.ac.uk/ Please email  g.schwartzleeper@sheffield.ac.uk to sign up and make certain you have a place.

55. Scholarship, Science & Religion in the Age of Isaac Casaubon (1559 – 1614) and Henry Savile (1549 – 1622). T.S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College. Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd July 2014. Oxford’s Centre for Early Modern Studies 6th Annual Conference: http://vimeo.com/94141243

Newsletter 45

By Alexander Samson, on 3 April 2014

1. CECS Colloquium to celebrate the work of Harriet Guest: Saturday 17th May 2014 ‘Sound Words, Strange Tattoos and Unbounded Attachments: Celebrating the Works of Harriet Guest’ at the King’s Manor, organised by Emma Major.  For more info: http://www.york.ac.uk/eighteenth-century-studies/

2. 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. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

 3. Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, Spring 2014, by Johann Gregory. SHAKESPEARE AND LAW. For more info: http://cardiffshakespeare.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/kingston-shakespeare-seminar-spring-2014/.

4. The Place of Spenser / Spenser’s Places, Dublin, 18-20 June 2015. The Fifth International Spenser Society Conference. The International Spenser Society invites proposals for their next International Conference, to be held in Dublin, Ireland. The conference will address Spenser’s places – domestic, urban, global, historical, colonial, rhetorical, geopolitical, etc. – but also the place of Spenser 
in Renaissance studies, in the literary tradition, in Britain, in Ireland, in the literary and political cultures of his own moment. Abstracts should be submitted directly to the conference website: 
www.spenser2015.com. The closing date for submissions is 15 September 2014. We also invite proposals for poster-board demonstrations of relevant digital and other projects. http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenseronline/iss/ 

5. CFP ‘Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World’ in Cambridge 15-17 September. For more information contact Dr Chris Wingfield cw543@cam.ac.uk, Senior Curator (Archaeology) Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology,University of Cambridge. To submit an abstract email, ga343@cam.ac.uk.

6. Applications are invited for one-month Visiting Fellowships at Chawton House Library (CHL) to be taken up between October 2014 and the end of August 2015. Deadline for applications: 7 April 2014. For more information please see www.chawtonhouse.org  

7. Registration is now open for our annual workshop, which will take place on Saturday 10 May 2014.  This year’s title is ‘Uncapable of her freedom': Trading as a woman in the late 17th-Century City of London.  We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker is Professor Laura Gowing, Professor of Early Modern British History at King’s College, London. All queries should be directed to Yvonne Noble, workshop organiser, at : yn@noblesse.demon.co.uk  www.womensstudiesgroup.org.uk

8. Announcing the Fifth Annual FEMINIST ART HISTORY CONFERENCE at American University in Washington, DC, Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014. CFP on subjects spanning the chronological spectrum, from the ancient world through the present, to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word. It should consist of a one-page, single-spaced proposal of unpublished work up to 500 words for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a curriculum vitae of no more than two pages. Please name the document “[last name]-proposal” and submit with the subject line “[last name]-proposal” to fahc5papers@gmail.com. Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014. Invitations to participate will be sent by July 1.

9. Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, Oct 16-19, 2014: “Did Early Modern Women Have a Youth?” I would love to hear from others who would like to offer papers on girls and young women as yet unmarried to God or man, on their activities, their letters and other expressions, their aspirations, their senses of constraint or autonomy, their collaboration with other family members, female and male, and whatever else you may have discovered. I myself will propose a paper on the seduction of young women as these culpable efforts turn up in the criminal courts of Rome. Please respond to Libby Cohen at: ecohen@yorku.ca with a paper title, 150-word abstract and a one-page CV.

10. We are accordingly issuing a call for editors of NeoLatin texts to be included in the DLL. If you are interested in this prospect, please contact Dr. Michael Ullyot, RSA’s representative to the DLL, at ullyot@ucalgary.ca.

11. Call for Papers: 18th Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference: “Bending the mind”: Attention and Instruction in the Long Eighteenth Century 26th-27th April, 2014 Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/research/eighteenth/?page_id=26

12. University of Sussex and British Academy: Early Career Research Network Symposium:  Editing April 11th, 2014 at the University of Sussex. contact Simon Davies (S.F.Davies@sussex.ac.uk) for more information. http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cems/newsandevents/events?id=23367

13. Call for papers – Teaching Shakespeare in Japan. Articles are short, 500-1000, words but we welcome a range of formats: interviews, vox pops, lesson plans, reviews and storyboards. Please do get in touch with ideas (approx. 150-word abstract) or questions ator sarah.olive@york.ac.uk by April 30th, It is envisaged that accepted articles would be submitted by August 30th 2014. Past issues are freely available to read online or download athttp ://www . britishshakespeare . ws/education/teaching-shakespeare/

14. Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700. Series Editor:  Bret Rothstein, Indiana University. The series publishes original research written in English, including both single author volumes and collections of original essays. Proposals should take the form of either 1) a preliminary letter of inquiry, briefly describing the project; or 2) a formal prospectus including:  abstract; brief statement of critical methodology, table of contents; sample chapter; estimate of length; estimate of the number and type of illustrations to be included; a c.v. Please email your letter or proposal to the Ashgate contact for this series: Erika Gaffney, Publishing Manager, egaffney@ashgate.com

15. We invite proposals for papers that consider any aspect of the life, writings, and activities of Cheke and the other members of the group surrounding him at Cambridge and their impact on Tudor England. Topics might include (but are not limited to): art and architecture, communities and networks, education and universities, gender and society, government and political reform, humanism and scholarship, ancient and vernacular languages, mathematics and the natural sciences, religious controversy and reform, translation and rhetoric. We especially welcome proposals from PhD students and other early career academics and expect to have bursaries available to cover some of the expenses of attending the conference. Please send proposals (250 words) by 1 May 2014 to Alan Bryson (a.bryson@sheffield.ac.uk), John McDiarmid (diarmid@starpower.net), or Fred Schurink (fred.schurink@northumbria.ac.uk).

16. Keble College, Oxford is looking for a fellow to teach and research Reformation history and theology: http://bit.ly/1fZC2uW

17. The Place of Spenser / Spenser’s Places. Dublin, 18-20 June 2015. The Fifth International Spenser Society Conference  www.spenser2015.com

18. Heythrop College is celebrating its 400th anniversary with a two-day conference at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London. The conference will reflect on the history of the College and explore the nature and character of Jesuit education over the past 400 years. For further details, full programme and registration please see For the Greater Glory of God and the More Universal Good: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/Heythrop400. Early registration is essential to ensure a place.

19. Call for Papers: Special Issue of Shakespeare on “Shakespeare and Jonson”. Please send expressions of interest or abstracts for papers of 6500-7000 words to james.loxley@ed.ac.uk and fionnuala.oneill@soton.ac.uk by Friday 16th May 2014.

20. The long-standing Reformation Studies Colloquium will set up its tents in Cambridge in September. It always is an exciting event, and the lineup of keynote speakers this year is fantastic: Alec Ryrie, Ben Kaplan, and Mary Laven. If you wish to participate, please see the Call for Papers on the website (http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/research/conferences/reformation-studies), or don’t hesitate to email reformationstudies@hist.cam.ac.uk with any questions. Hoping to welcome many of you in Cambridge!

21. Lecturer in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at UCL. If you have any enquiries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Departmental Administrator, Mr. Stephen Cadywold, s.cadywold@ucl.ac.uk. Further information about the Department is available on www.ucl.ac.uk/english.

22. Eleventh International Milton Symposium. Call for Papers. The Eleventh International Milton Symposium will be held at the University of Exeter, England, 20-24 July, 2015. Proposals for papers (500 words maximum, preferably in the form of an email attachment) should be submitted by 10 June 2014 to Karen Edwards (k.l.edwards@exeter.ac.uk) and Philip Schwyzer (p.a.schwyzer@exeter.ac.uk), English Department, Queen’s Building, 
Exeter University, Exeter EX4 4QH, UK. 

23. Editing Tudor Literature. Newcastle University, 10-11 May 2014. If you would like to attend please contact Jennifer Richards (Jennifer.Richards@ncl.ac.uk) by May 1st at the very latest.

24. Liminal Time and Space in Medieval and Early Modern Performance: Call for Papers
5th-7th September 2014, University of Kent. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Dr Sarah Dustagheer (s.dustagheer-463@kent.ac.uk) and Dr Clare Wright (c.wright-468@kent.ac.uk) by Monday 14th April 2014.

25. Early Modern Studies Journal is soliciting essays for a special volume whose subject concerns women’s writing and its connection to women’s work, broadly interpreted. Essays might focus more particularly on either the writing or the work of women, or they might show the intricate ways in which writing and work are related in the female sphere of the 16th and 17th centuries. Though the journal primarily focuses on the literature and culture of England, we encourage articles concerning women’s literary and material production in other geographical contexts in the early modern period, though essays need to be written in English. You can visit our website for more information: http://www.uta.edu/english/emsjournal/.