Birkbeck Medieval and Renaissance Summer School, 27-29 June 2012

The newly-founded Birkbeck Medieval and Renaissance Summer School will deliver exciting, cutting-edge research to postgraduates and early-career scholars, and will help participants develop crucial research skills. Hosted by Birkbeck, University of London, and located in the heart of Bloomsbury, the Summer School draws together some of Britain’s foremost scholars of Medieval and Renaissance literature, art, culture and history.

Students will be offered a rich programme of lectures, seminars, and workshops, and will also be introduced to some of London’s extraordinary research resources and cultural institutions, including the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Westminster Abbey, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

This year’s theme is ‘In the City’, and lectures and workshops will include discussion of:

· Cities on the world stage: London, Venice, and Jerusalem

· Trade and travel

· London’s criminal world

· London’s playhouses, plagues and churches

· London’s languages: slang and satire

The Summer School offers a wonderful opportunity for participants to experience the latest academic research; to meet other students engaged in Medieval and Renaissance research; and to begin to get to know Medieval and Renaissance London.

You can find out more at Birkbeck Medieval and Renaissance Summer School.

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