Archive for November, 2008

The Holinshed Project

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland was at once the crowning achievement of Tudor historiography and the most important single source for contemporary playwrights and poets, above all Shakespeare, Spenser, Daniel, and Drayton. Popularly known as Holinshed’s Chronicles, the work was first printed in 1577. The second, revised and expanded, edition followed in 1587. […]

Enlightenment Lives

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

King’s College, London’s Centre for Life-Writing Research is offering a series of lectures on enlightenment lives. Featured subjects include Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, Samuel Johnson, and Mozart as well as general themes relating to lives and biography. For a full programme of events click here: Enlightenment Lives  or visit the Centre’s website:

Bankside Winter Festival

Monday, November 17th, 2008

From Friday 12 December until Sunday 21 December, London’s South Bank will come to life again this year for a Winter Festival, including the traditional Frost Fair. There is plenty on offer of early modern interest including events at Shakespeare’s Globe, a chance to see the site of the Rose Theatre, a Christmas tour of […]

Observation, Evidence and Reason in the Long Renaissance: The Arts Course Between the Reformation and the Early Enlightenment

Friday, November 14th, 2008

An International Workshop: MPIWG, Berlin, April 27-28, 2009 Postgraduate students are warmly invited to attend: bursaries have been set aside to assist with the costs This workshop attempts to answer some fundamental questions in the study of the intellectual history of early modern England. What is the best and most academically responsible way of gaining […]

Lady Antonia Fraser on Historical Biography

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society is pleased to announce that Lady Antonia Fraser will our Christmas speaker this year! The topic will be ‘Is Historical Biography Worth It?’ and the talk will take place on 12 December 2008 at 6:30 pm. The event is free to members of the Birkbeck Early Modern Society, non-members £3, Membership £5. […]

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