Archive for September, 2009

Early Modern Society Events, 2009-2010

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society is pleased to announce its provisional programme of academic events for 2009-2010. Events start at 6:30 pm unless stated otherwise. 22 October: Dr Roger Mettam, ‘Absolute Monarchy and Provincial Identity in Louis XIV’s France’, Malet St, room 633. 12 Nov: Karen Hearn (Curator of 16th-and 17th-Century British Art, Tate Britain), [...]

Carnivalesque 54 at Early Modern Notes

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

There are some weird and wonderful early modern links at Early Modern Notes. Carnivalesque 54 has links to blogs with serious – and not so serious! – links to early modern history, politics, and literature. Enjoy!

Birkbeck at Edinburgh

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Two of the Scottish History Research Seminars for 2009-10 have Birkbeck connections. First, Dr Laura Stewart, currently of Birkbeck, will speak on Authority, Agency and the Scottish Church in the Mid-Seventeenth Century on 19 Nov 2009. And on 11 Feb 2010, yours truly (who did an MA at Birkbeck) will do a talk on An [...]

Staffordshire Hoard

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

This post isn’t really early modern but the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard is surely too exciting an event to miss on a history blog! You can see a set of images of the find at http://www.flickr.com/photos/finds/sets/72157622378376316/. The text at Flickr explains: This hoard is perhaps the most important collection of Anglo-Saxon objects found in [...]

Early Modern News

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Here are a couple of early modern stories recently in the news. First, a lost painting by Ludovico Mazzolino aka Mazzolino da Ferrara dating from 1522 has been found in a Cheltenham pensioner’s collection. It was packed away in 1950. The painting will be sold by auction. See the Duke’s auction page here: http://www.dukes-auctions.com/Catalogues/PF011009/page8.html. (The [...]

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