Archive for September, 2012

AGM and Shakespeare’s Fools

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Birkbeck Early Modern Society AGM & First Lecture of the New Academic Year Our AGM will be held on Friday 19 Oct at 18.00 in Malet St, room B30 We will review the last year, hold elections for officers for 2012-13, and publish our new programme of events. We will also discuss our finances. The [...]

The Casebooks Project: A digital edition of Simon Forman’s & Richard Napier’s medical records 1596–1634

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Simon Forman, the notorious London astrologer, recorded 10,000 consultations between 1596 and 1603. Most of these are medical. Forman’s casebooks can now be searched by name (of any party involved), date, sex, age, topic of consultation and many other criteria. The edition includes images of all the manuscript pages of Forman’s first volume, and more [...]

CFP: Working it Out: A Day of Numbers in Early Modern Writing, Birkbeck, May 2013

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Working it Out: A Day of Numbers in Early Modern Writing Saturday 18 May 2013 Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, University of London   ‘Arithmetic’ from Gregor Reisch’s Margarita Philosophica (1503) Call for Papers Early modern books are full of numbers, representing both practicality and mystery. This multidisciplinary conference explores numbers in British early modern literature [...]

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