Archive for September, 2008

Early Modern History Talks at Sutton Libraries

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The Sutton Central Library will host two history talks this autumn. On Wednesday 8th October 2008 at 7:00 pm, Kate Williams gives a dramatised account of Emma Hamilton and her ‘Attitudes’. Tickets: £3.00 (GBP) each And on Thursday 13th November 2008 at 7:00 pm, Alison Weir and Tracy Borman will present ‘The Whore and the [...]

Tea and Coffee at Dr Johnson’s House

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Tea & Coffee in the Age of Dr Johnson 26 September to 13 December 2008 By the end of Samuel Johnson’s life, both tea and coffee had become inextricably bound into British society. Eighteenth-century coffee-houses were essential forums for trade, journalism, politics and even the postal service. Tea, on the other hand, was mainly consumed [...]

Jews and Antisemitisms Conference at Goldsmiths

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

On 15 October, Goldsmiths College will host a conference on ‘Jews and Antisemitisms’. Speakers covering medieval and early modern themes are Sarah Lambert (‘Antisemitism in the crusades: a case of aberrant decoding?’), Ariel Hessayon, (‘Jews and crypto-Jews in sixteenth and seventeenth century England’) and Howard Caygill, (‘The Apostate Messiah: Sources for the Life of Sabbatai [...]

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society : Events, 2008-09

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Our events for the coming academic year are coming into place. Here are the provisional details of our Academic papers for the coming year. All academic papers start at 6.30pm unless otherwise stated and are followed by refreshments and discussion. 21 Oct 08: Dr Adam Smyth (University of Reading), ‘Life-Writing in Early Modern England: the [...]

Birkbeck Research Seminars

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Here is the programme for this term’s series of research seminars. The Francis Bacon paper on 30 Oct promises to be of particular interest to early modernists, but all of the papers look good so I thought I should post the full schedule and help publicise the series. Oct 16th The Volkswagen Beetle as an [...]

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