Early Modern Society Events, 2009-2010

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), ‘Tudor and Jacobean Pregnancy portraits’, Malet St, room 509

10 Dec:
Prof. Quentin Skinner, ‘Word and Image in the Philosophy of Hobbes’, Malet St, room B35; followed by party in room B04.

29 Jan:
Prof. Alex Walsham (Exeter), ‘Skeletons in the Cupboard: Relics after the English Reformation’

5 March:
Tim Knox (Director, Sir John Soane’s House), ‘The Strange Genius of Sir John Soane’, Malet St room 415.

25 March:
Prof. Michael Hunter, ‘The Decline of Magic’, subtitle tbc, Malet St room B30

Dr Richard Williams, ‘Text and Image in Reformation Visual Culture’

Dr Malcom Jones, ‘Death in Early Modern English Prints and Book Illustrations’

Prof. Julian Swann, title tbc.

Membership remains a bargain at £5 per year. This gets you access to all of the above lectures – plus drinks and snacks! You can join/re-join at our first event or at any event throughout the year. Non-members may attend when they pay £3.

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