Archive for August, 2009

Afterlives at Durham: Call for Papers

Friday, August 28th, 2009

This one isn’t strictly early modern – but some of the themes could be taken that way… Call for Papers: ‘Afterlives’ Somewhere in the heaven Of lost futures The lives we might have lived Have found their own fulfilment. —–Derek Mahon A one-day postgraduate conference on science and the arts organised by the Institute of […]

Bachfest ’09 with the London Bach Society

Friday, August 28th, 2009

LONDON BACH SOCIETY’S BACHFEST’09: 25 OCTOBER-20 NOVEMBER “Ways to Bach” Historical Commemorations Bach Scholar, Conductor & LBS Founder – Paul Steinitz’ centenary – born 25 August 1909 475th anniversary of Luther’s Bible – translated into German in 1534 200th anniversary of the first performance in Britain of a Bach choral work- The motet “Jesu, meine […]

Early Modern News Stories

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

From the BBC: Researchers at Stirling Castle have discovered markings on a 16th century carving which musicians used to create music. The inscriptions provided a structure for performers rather than being a complete score. You can follow a link to hear a recreation of an early 16th century jam session here: And you can […]

A New World Premiere at The Globe

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine by Trevor Griffiths World Premiere 29 August – 9 October From The Globe Website: In the late eighteenth century the English radical Thomas Paine revolutionised the world with words that continue to shape our lives today. ‘We have it in our power to begin the world over […]

Upcoming Exhibition: Sacred Made Real at the National Gallery

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600 – 1700 21 October 2009 – 24 January 2010 Sainsbury Wing Exhibition at the National Gallery, London Admission charge From the National Gallery website: This exhibition will bring together paintings and painted wooden sculptures by the great Spanish realists of the 17th century. ‘The Sacred Made […]

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