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

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

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

June:
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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