Archive for January, 2009

Tudor Effigies Online

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The Tudor Effigies Database offers 76 main images of civilian effigies from churches in Hampshire and Sussex. The project seeks to track changes in fashion from 1485 to 1603 by tracking, comparing and contrasting the images. Men and women are represented as are people from varying social classes. There is also an introduction to the [...]

1649 and the Execution of King Charles

Friday, January 30th, 2009

1649 and the Execution of King Charles Institute of Historical Research, Malet Street, London 7 February 2009 30 January 1649 is the day when King Charles 1st was beheaded and the Commonwealth of Oliver Cromwell, the foundation of modern Parliamentary democracy, came into effective being. It was a revolutionary moment and it brought onto the [...]

Clarendon, 1609-1674: A quartercentenary conference

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Clarendon, 1609-1674 A quartercentenary conference at the Vere Harmsworth Library, Oxford, Friday, 6 March 2009 The Clarendon conference, on the four-hundredth anniversary of his birth, provides an opportunity to assess the current state of the reputation of the politician and historian Edward Hyde, first Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674), and to encourage further work on a [...]

Social Cohesion in Pre-Modern England, 1500-1800 at Lincoln College, Oxford

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

An interdisciplinary symposium on social cohesion and the social order, to be held at Lincoln College, Oxford, on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. The key themes of the day will be * New approaches to the forces of social cohesion and their relation to larger social structures * Theories of long-term social change and the continued [...]

The Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum: Fifth Anniversary

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

250th anniversary of the public opening of the British Museum This Autumn marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Enlightenment Gallery. To mark the occasion there is a series of lunchtime gallery talks and readings and evening lectures organised by King’s College, London, which will provide fresh new perspectives inspired by the [...]

Birkbeck Early Modern Society