Archive for February, 2008

Professor Quentin Skinner on Hobbes

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Those of you who were lucky enough to be at our Christmas lecture for 2006 will be delighted to have another chance to hear Quentin Skinner speak. And for those you you who weren’t there, don’t miss this! Professor Skinner will deliver the annual BBC History Magazine Lecture at Queen Mary, University of London, on [...]

Dr Richard Williams on Lucas Cranach

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society is delighted to announce an extra event to our programme! Dr Richard Williams, who delivered our Christmas lecture on Holbein, will return to talk to us about Lucas Cranach at the Court of Saxony. The event will take place on 3 April at 6:30pm in Room B36, Malet Street. As [...]

Mary Queen of Scots Death Warrant Copy Saved

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

From BBC News: ‘A copy of the warrant for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots has been saved for the UK. The document has been acquired by the library of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace for £72,485, with the help of heritage bodies’ donations.’ You can catch up with the story here: [...]

Chiswick House Gardens Receives Lottery Funding

Monday, February 18th, 2008

The Chiswick House and Gardens Trust has announced that their bid for lottery funding to restore the historically important gardens at Chiswick House was successful. They still need to raise funds but according to their website work will begin this spring to restore the gardens, renew miles of paths, plant over 1600 new trees, bring [...]

Paleography Practice with the National Archives Website

Friday, February 15th, 2008

With the National Archives and Family Records Centre in states of flux (see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk for the latest news on access), it’s a good time to brush up your palaeographic skills online. The National Archives site offers an online tutorial on reading early modern handwriting dating from 1500-1800. The interactive site provides examples for users to [...]

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