By Alexander Samson, on 29 April 2015
- 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.
- 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/
- UCL History of Art conference ‘Know Thyself: A Conference on Early Modern Images’ that will take place on Saturday 2 May 2015.
Please register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
- Register now for ‘Beyond Leeches and Lepers: Medieval & Early Modern Medicine’. Saturday, 2 May 2015. Details here.
- 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.
- Registration open for conference: ‘Experiencing Death in Byzantium’. Newcastle University, 29th May 2015. Full details here.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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/
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Voices and Books, 1500-1800. July 16th-18th 2015. Newcastle University and City Library, Newcastle. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/voicesandbooks/newcastleconference/
- “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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
- 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
- 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
- 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/
- 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
- Forthcoming conference on Hiob Ludolf and Johann Michael Wansleben in Gotha. Further details here: www.uni-erfurt.de/forschungszentrum-gotha.
- 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
- 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
- Renaissance Events in Birkbeck Arts Week 18-22 May 2015. See http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/about-us/events/arts-week
- 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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration now open for the Warwick/Warburg Doctoral Training Programme, 11-14th May 2015 at the Warburg, London. Full details here.
- ‘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: email@example.com; for all organizational/administrative queries please contact Olivier Rollin at the IEHCA: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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/
- 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/
- 12th Annual Workshop on #earlymodernGerman History, London, 8th May. Programme: http://bit.ly/1NDC1iR
- 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/
- 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 (email@example.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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or before 30th April 2015. For further information please contact the organisers at email@example.com visit our website www.bsecs.org.uk.
- “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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org before May 1.
- 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
- 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: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for proposal submission: 20 July 2015.
- 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 email@example.com for papers no longer than 20 minutes by Monday 25th May, 2015. Full details here.
- 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.
- 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
- Shakespeare and Waste: Please submit abstracts and brief CVs, or register as an auditor, by emailing the organizers firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
- 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 email@example.com and Freya Sierhuis firstname.lastname@example.org before 27 April 2015. We welcome applications from early and mid-career researchers, as well as established scholars.
- 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 email@example.com and Sarah Dustagheer firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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
- 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: email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Anne-Valérie Dulac email@example.com by 29th May 2015.
- ‘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
- ‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org 5 June. More details are available at https://gradcats.wordpress.com/.
- 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 email@example.com for more information.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the CAA annual conference can be found at www.collegeart.org.
- 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 email@example.com, by May 15, 2015.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, with covering letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and (email) addresses of two referees.
- 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/
- Lecturer in English – British Literature from 1350 to 1600, University of Southampton English. See https://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=535715F4
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com 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.
- 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
- 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/
- 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
- 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