Archive for February, 2011

Prof. Michael Hunter on Australia’s ABC Radio, talking about the Royal Society and the decline of magic

Monday, February 28th, 2011

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2011/3138530.html Includes mention of the royal touch and Valentine Greatrakes, and a nice plug for Birkbeck at the end!

Queen Mary Seminar Series: ‘Counterfeit Ritual’

Monday, February 28th, 2011

QM Seminar Series: Medieval and Early Modern Texts and Contexts Tuesday 8 March 2011, 5-6.30pm, in Physics Building 602: Professor Brian Cummings (University of Sussex), will talk on ‘Counterfeit ritual’, in relation to funerals on stage in the plays of Shakespeare and others. Brian Cummings, Professor of English at the University of Sussex, is the [...]

Thomas Paine in Lewes and London, 1768-1774

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Lecture at Benjamin Franklin House: Thomas Paine in Lewes and London, 1768-1774 Paul Myles 28 February: 12:00 – 15:00 Benjamin Franklin’s support was the key to Thomas Paine’s success in America. The radical’s incendiary pamphlet Common Sense helped unify the American colonists and galvanise support for the War of Independence. During the war, Paine’s 13 [...]

Prof. Michael Hunter on New Zealand Radio, on 17th C Science and Magic

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday

Cleveland Street Workhouse Petition

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

A Georgian workhouse has been discovered on Cleveland St, central London, which needs to be listed if it is to avoid demolition. This is a very rare survival and it may have an important literary connection. The campaign needs more signatures asap to prove it’s a popular cause while the government considers its future. Interestingly, [...]

Birkbeck Early Modern Society