Archive for February, 2012

Call for Papers: Invention, Philosophy and Technology in the 17th Century

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This symposium will look the history of invention, technology and philosophy in the early modern era, the ways in which material life changed in the period. It will consider how the period constituted the relationships between science, philosophy and craft, or between trade and society. Topics might include: public works and the provision of society – [...]

Discovering the English Civil War with the UK Battlefields Trust, 31 March 2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Discovering the English Civil War Saturday 31 March 2012 Set in the panelled Guesten Hall of Guildford’s early 17th century Abbot’s Hospital, this afternoon conference features: * The life of the Civil War soldier by Alan Turton, author and former curator of Basing House. * The Civil War in Surrey and NE Hants by Julian [...]

Some Upcoming Early Modern Events at Queen Mary

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Queen Mary, University of London will be hosting some events of early modern and general historical interest this March. ‘Very curious and scarce’: Thomas Hollis’s Gifts to Dr Williams’s Library, 1750-1774 Date: 14 March 2012 – 5:15 – 6:45PM Venue: Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR Dissenting Studies Seminar Series (For more [...]

Early Modern Time: Our next event with Dr Matthew Shaw

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Dr Matthew Shaw, ‘Early modern time: the case of the French Republican Calendar’, Malet St, room B02, 18:30. Dr Matthew Shaw works at the British Library as North American Curator, and Project Coordinator for theEuropeana Collections 1914-1918. He is an expert on the French Revolution, having just published Time and the French Revolution: The Republican Calendar, 1789-Year [...]

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