Archive for October, 2008

Rediscovering the Cheapside Hoard: 11 November

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

You are warmly invited to attend our second paper of this academic year.  The Cheapside Hoard is the greatest hoard of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery ever found. Now displayed in the Museum of London, it was uncovered in the cellar of a building demolished in 1912. The hoard includes a wide range of high quality necklaces, [...]

Research seminar: ‘Francis Bacon and the politics of attribution’: change of room

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Dr Alan Stewart, ‘Francis Bacon and the politics of attribution’, 6.00pm, Thursday 30 Oct, is now taking place in Malet St room 509, and not the UCL engineering building as previously advertised. Hope to see you there!

Autumn 2008 Bulletin – Out Now!

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

The latest edition of the Birkbeck Early Modern Society Bulletin is now available. Inside you’ll find all our usual reviews (and at least one lucky EMSer was able to get a coveted RSC Hamlet ticket!), articles, and events listings – and even information on London’s oldest pubs!

Medicine and Art

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Michael Baum, emeritus professor of surgery at University College London, and his students have been exploring art galleries to solve the puzzles artists have left in pictures. The results are illuminating and compelling. One of their major findings it the theory that one of the most famous faces in the National Gallery, in the portait called ’An Old [...]

Life-Writing Tonight!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s first event of this academic year will take place tonight. We are delighted to welcome Dr Adam Smyth (Reading University) who will be speaking about ‘Life-Writing in Early Modern England: the Case of the Almanac’, 6.30pm, Malet St, room B18. We will begin at 6.30 prompt. Admission: Members free (Membership [...]

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