The Birkbeck Early Modern Society : Events, 2008-09

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 Case of the Almanac ’, room tbc.

11 Nov 08: Hazel Forsyth (Museum of London), ‘Rediscovering The Cheapside Hoard’, Clore Building, G01.

12 Dec 08: Lady Antonia Fraser, ‘Is Historical Biography Worth It?’, followed by Xmas party – both rooms tbc.

16 Jan 09: Dr. Mike Smith, ‘William Byrd’s “Why do I vse my paper incke & pen”: a song and its context’, Clore 101.

20 Feb 09: Prof. Susan James (Birkbeck, University of London), provisional title: ‘Spinoza’, Clore G01.

19 March 09: Prof. William Brooks (University of Bath), ‘French, German, and Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of Madame Palatine, Sister-in-Law of Louis XIV; or, The Case of the Shat-Upon Carrot’, room tbc.

13 May 09: CANCELLED (will be Autumn 2009) Dr Roger Mettam, ‘Absolute Monarchy and Provincial Identity in Louis XIV’s France’. [Don’t miss Professor Julian Swann’s inaugural lecture on ‘Death, Exile of Imprisonment: The politics of disgrace in early modern France, 5pm, Clore Management Centre, call 020 7631 6571 or email Birkbeck Events to reserve a place.]

21 May 09: Dr Eliane Glaser (Honorary Fellow, Birkbeck), ‘Rethinking Anglo-Jewish History: Cromwell’s Readmission of the Jews and English Law’, room B30, Malet St.

24 June 09: Prof. Peter Burke (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge), ‘The Rhetoric of Autobiography in 17th-century Europe’, followed by end of year party, lecture – Room 532, Party – Room 538.