Archive for May, 2009

Wellcome Collection Walks

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The Wellcome Collection is offering a series of free guided walks on the theme of ‘Medical London’ this summer. The walks cover a variety of themes – plague, pox, physic gardens, and port life all feature – and all start and end at a Tube station. You can find a list of available walks on [...]

CELL Conference: Call for Papers

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at Queen Mary, University of London, will host a one-day postgraduate conference on 18 September, 2009. “Footprints in the butter: looking for the elephant in the archives” is the latest in a series of successful postgraduate conferences that have been organised by CELL staff and students. This conference [...]

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award at Roehampton

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

In collaboration with the Friends of Historic Essex, the Essex Record Office and The National Archives, Roehampton University invites applications for doctoral research to explore and develop new understandings of poverty in early modern Essex, through the application of comparative and/or interdisciplinary methods, with a focus upon rural and urban communities in Essex. The student [...]

Birkbeck Medieval Seminar: Rethinking Medieval Marriage

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Birkbeck Medieval Seminar: Rethinking Medieval Marriage 23rd May 2009, 10am-5pm Place: Rooms 152 and 153, Main Building, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Bloomsbury. London. WC1E 7HX 10-10.30 – coffee 10.30-11.30- Emma Lipton (University of Missouri), ‘John Gower’’s Politics of Marriage’ 11.30-12.00 – coffee 12.00-1.00 – Shannon McSheffrey (Concordia University, Montreal), ‘Marriage by Ravishment in Fifteenth-Century England’ [...]

Tonight: Dr Eliane Glaser ‘Rethinking Anglo-Jewish History: Cromwell’s Readmission of the Jews and English Law’

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Our next academic event will take place on 21 May 09. Dr Eliane Glaser (Honorary Fellow, Birkbeck) will speak on ‘Rethinking Anglo-Jewish History: Cromwell’s Readmission of the Jews and English Law’, 6:30 pm, room B30, Malet Street. You are warmly invited to our May paper, which will be followed by refreshments and discussion. Dr Glaser’s [...]

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