Archive for April, 2009

Blair Worden at the RHS: 8 May

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The next Royal Historical Society meeting will be a lecture by Professor Blair Wordon on ‘Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate’, on Friday 8 May at 5.30pm, in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL. This talk will be followed by drinks.

New Online Journal: ‘Lives and Letters’

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Lives and Letters : A Journal for Early Modern Archival Research is a new peer reviewed journal, highlighting the archival research into the early modern period championed by the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL). The first issue is now available here: http://journal.xmera.org/lives-and-letters-volume-1-no-1-spring-2009/contents. The first issue contains an introdution by Jan Broadway and articles [...]

Origins of Modernity: Rare Books Exhibition Online

Monday, April 27th, 2009

An exhibition of rare books at the University of Sydney took place a few years ago but the online version lives on. The exhibition features 140 original volumes of important early modern works. As the website introduction says: These are the books that shaped the modern mind. These are the books that changed the way [...]

Research Student Seminars at Birkbeck

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Two of this term’s papers are early modern, and both sound great. 28 April: Carolyn Harris, ‘Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe’. 26 May: Michael Essex, ‘ Aristocratic Elites in England and France and State Formation in the Late 17th Century’. Both are at 5pm in room 261 in the Malet St building.  See [...]

News Round Up: Henry VIII

Friday, April 24th, 2009

It seems the anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne in 1509 has taken media interest in a big way. Whether it’s David Starkey on Channel 4 or on Question Time on the BBC the monarch is definitely in the news. Here are some links to help keep up with all things Henry… 1536: [...]

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