Archive for May, 2010

Natalie Zemon Davis Wins Holberg International Memorial Prize 2010

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Excerpt from the citation of the Holberg Prize Academic Committee: Natalie Zemon Davis is one of the most creative historians writing today, an intellectual who is not hostage to any particular school of thought or politics. Her writing is richly textured, multi-faceted and meticulously documented. She shows how particular events can be narrated and analyzed […]

4th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies, York 16-18 July 2010

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The 4th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies will be held in York on 16-18 July 2010, hosted by the Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies – University of York. Over three days, conference delegates from more than 15 countries will present more than 200 papers in some 50 panels, representing a […]

Prof. Vanessa Harding’s Inaugural Lecture: ‘When Was the Great Fire of London?’, 5 pm, Monday 21 June 2010

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Room B01, Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, London WC1.  Admission is free and drinks will be served after the lecture.  To reserve a place contact External Relations: 020 7380 3109/3118 or This lecture will explore, not the exact date of the fire of 1666, or its status as the Great Fire, but its time, and […]

Candlelight Concert at Newington Green: 26 May

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Next Wednesday, 26 May, the London Gallery Quire will give a candlelit concert at Newington Green, starting at 8.00 pm. The Quire will sing a selection of songs and hymns from the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, typical of the music sung in churches at that time, the period of the first hundred and fifty […]

CFP: Restorations: Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s 4th Student Conference

Friday, May 21st, 2010

This is a reminder that the deadline for proposals for the Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s fourth student conference is 31 May 2010. You are invited to submit a proposal of 250 words maximum for a paper lasting 20 minutes (approximately 2,000 words) to the Conference Organiser, Robin Rowles. The Birkbeck Early Modern Society Fourth Student […]

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