Archive for December, 2008

Auld Acquaintance: Robert Burns and Homecoming 2009

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

2009 marks the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns’s birth and Scotland is ready to celebrate! A touring exhibition of Burns memorabilia explores his life and times. ‘Zig-zag: The Paths of Robert Burns’ will be at the National Library of Scotland until 1 February before travelling to Aberdeen, Dumfries, and Glasgow. See Burns Exhibition for full […]

Call for Papers: Time and the Early Modern

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

As 2008 winds down it seems appropriate to think about perceptions of time. The Centre for Early Modern Studies in Oxford will have a conference on Time and the Early Modern: Measurement, Experience, Signification on 21 April 2009. Call for papers: The aim is to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue across the Division and we hope that […]

History of Libraries Seminars

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The History of Libraries Seminars will offer some lectures on early modern themes in spring 2009. Topics include Sir Hans Sloane’s library, second-hand book sales in the 16th century, and libraries in the early 18th century. Click here for full details of the lecture series: History of Libraries Research Seminars. The seminars will be held […]

Call for Papers: ‘Looking Before and After’

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

‘Looking Before and After’: Cultural Exchange and the Inheritance of Ideas c.1200-c.1700 Saturday 13th June 2009 University of Oxford In collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London, and University College London Keynote Speakers: Dr Nicola Gardini (Oxford) and Professor Evelyn Welch (Queen Mary, University of London) This conference seeks to reshape […]

RHS Bibliography Update

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

The Royal Historical Society has released its latest updates. You can read about some changes to the database here: and access the database here: You can also click through to Irish History Online ( and London’s Past Online (

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