We look forward to welcoming you back to the Society for the academic year 2015/2016. We are in the process of putting together an exiting programme of speakers and at this stage we can give you a couple of dates for your diary. As usual, all our talks will be at 6.30 at a Birkbeck venue to be confirmed.
On 23 October Dr Stephen Brogan will talk about ‘Rivals to Charles II? Valentine Greatrakes, the duke of Monmouth and the royal touch in Restoration England, 1660-85’.
13 November, Dr Susan North of the V&A will speak to us about ‘Dress and hygiene in early modern Englandâ€™.
18 December, 6.30 Richard Williams, â€˜Vermeer and the Illusion of Realityâ€™.
22 January, 6.30 Felipe Fernandez-Armesto â€˜How to be an Early Modern Emperorâ€™
12 February, 6.30 Daniel Szechi – Barry Coward Memorial Lecture – â€˜The Long Shadow of 1715: The Great Jacobite Rebellion in Jacobite Politics and Memory â€” a Preliminary Analysisâ€™
18 March, 6:30, Stephen Clucas, ‘John Dee (1527-1609): The “Magus” of Mortlake’, Birkbeck, Malet Street Building, room 152 (entrance in Torrington Square)
15 April, 6:30, Claire Jowitt, ‘Captains, Queens, and Kings: Pirates,
Politics, and Sex in Thomas Middleton’s The Phoenix (c.1603-4) and John Fletcher’s and Philip Massinger’s The False One (c. 1619-20)’.
20 May, 6.30 Tracey Hill, Tracey Hill (Bath Spa), ‘”In open sight themselves to show and vaunt”: Seeing and being seen in Jacobean London’. Malet Street, Room G16
10 June, 6.30 Paul Taylor ‘Den gheest leert het maken: painting after life, from the spirit’, Malet Street, Room 541
15 July, 6.30 Marina Warner, ‘Power and Pleasure of the Oracle: From Sleeping Beauty to Pericles’, Malet Street room 541. *End of year lecture*
Our AGM will be held about 30 minutes prior to the lecture on 23 October 2015. We are seeking new members for the Society’s committee. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch and one of the committee will be happy to discuss what the Committee does. New members will be elected at the AGM.
You can join the Birkbeck Early Modern Society online. VisitÂ http://www.birkbeckunion.org/groups/early-modern-society for details.
(Updated 15 June 2016)