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), [...]
Archive for September, 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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]