Bulletin No. 15 – Out Now!

Our latest edition of the Birkbeck Early Modern Society Bulletin is here:

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For Summer 2010 you’ll find:

Reports on our most recent events by John Croxon (Michael Hunter on ‘The Decline of Magic: The Paradoxical Role of the Royal Society’), Timothy Alves (Richard Williams on ‘Culture Clash? World and Image in Reformation Europe’), and Jackie Mountain (Malcolm Jones on ‘A Transform’d Metamorphosis: Variation and Derivation in the Early Modern English Print Culture’)

John Croxon’s visit to Hall Place, Bexley, Kent

Arts reports and reviews of Edward II by Christopher Marlowe at Berkeley Castle (John Croxon), Mozart’s Requiem performed by the Hertfordshire Chorus at the Barbican (John Croxon), and The Pearl Fishers at the Coliseum (Sue Dale)

Timothy Alves on ‘Michelangelo Presentation Drawings for Tomaso de’Cavalieri’ at the Courtauld

Karen Baston on the ‘Colloquium on the Book in the Low Countries’ at the National Library of Scotland

Book reviews by John Croxon (Richard III’s ‘Beloved Cousyn’: John Howard and the House of York by John Ashdown-Hill) and Karen Baston (The Bones of Avalon by Phil Rickman).

Information about upcoming early modern events – including our 4th Student Conference on 3 July 2010 and a peak at next year’s provisional lecture programme

The Summer Quiz

Karen Baston’s considerations on the fate of some early modern Maltese cats imported by Horace Walpole (see here for a clue about one of the thoughts)

A request for help in locating the bookplate of Charles Areskine of Alva.

You can find older editions of the Bulletin here: The Bulletin

We may be a London-based society, but as you can see, we do get around in the pursuit of early modern events. Contributions to the Bulletin are always welcome and should be directed to the Editor, John Croxon. The only real criteria for contributions is that they deal with a subject within our date range of 1450-1815.

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