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 [...]
Archive for December, 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 [...]
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 [...]
‘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 [...]
The Royal Historical Society has released its latest updates. You can read about some changes to the database here: http://www.rhs.ac.uk/bibl/docs/news.html and access the database here: http://www.rhs.ac.uk/bibl/. You can also click through to Irish History Online (http://www.irishhistoryonline.ie/) and London’s Past Online (http://www.history.ac.uk/cmh/lpol/.