Convenors: Laura Gowing (King’s College London), Kate Hodgkin (University of East London) Michael Hunter (Birkbeck) and Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck). The academic year 2013-14 marks the 35th anniversary of the founding of this seminar in 1979, and this will be celebrated by a miscellany of papers by old and new friends of the seminar. Seminars will take place in the Bedford Room, G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1, on the following Thursdays at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome!
10 October: Peter Burke (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) Generation: is this a useful category of analysis for early modern historians?
7 November: Michael Hunter (Birkbeck) Boyle’s legacy: second sight in English and Scottish thought in the long 18th century
Friday 22 November: Joint session with Women’s History Seminar, in Senate House G21A. Sarah Fox (Manchester) ‘I do most sincerely wish you Dear Madam a Happy Minute’: the experience of childbirth in the long 18th century
5 December: Matt Phillpott (IHR), Tracing the reputation of Polydore Vergil: scholarly debates and cultural change during the English Reformation
23 January 2014: Lyndal Roper (Oriel College, Oxford) Title to be confirmed
20 February: Mark Knights (University of Warwick) Corruption in early modern Britain
20 March: Katherine Hunt (University of East Anglia) Shuffle and play, read and learn: early modern English didactic playing cards.