Here is an updated listing of our upcoming Academic Events for 2008-9.
Updated 12 Feb 2009
21 Oct 08: Dr Adam Smyth (University of Reading), ‘Life-Writing in Early Modern England: the Case of the Almanac’, Malet St, room B18.
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 Building, 101.
20 Feb 09: Prof. Susan James (Birkbeck, University of London), provisional title: ‘Spinoza’, Clore Building, 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.
CANCELLED (until autumn 2009) 13 May 09: 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 (both Malet St.).