Archive for the 'Miscellanys' Category

New Book: Politics of Female Households: Ladies-in-waiting across Early Modern Europe

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Politics of Female Households is the first collection that seeks to integrate ladies-in-waiting into the master narrative of early modern court studies. Presenting evidence and analysis of the multifarious ways in which ‘women above stairs’ shaped the European courts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it argues for a reassessment of their political influence. [...]

Tragedie of Cleopatra now available on DVD

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

A DVD is now on sale of Samuel Daniel’s closet drama The Tragedie of Cleopatra, as presented by the UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges at the Great Hall of Goodenough College on Sunday 3 March 2013. This was the first performance of Daniel’s tragedy in at least four hundred years. DVDs of this rare [...]

Birkbeck Early Modern Society: remaining lectures for this academic year

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Friday 22 March, Dr Richard Williams, ‘Realism in the Art of Jan van Eyck’,Malet St, room 414 Friday 26 April, Prof. Vanessa Harding, ‘Domestic Economies: London Households in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries’, room tbc. Friday 24 May, Dr Laura Gowing, ‘Gender, Custom and the City: Female Apprentices in Late Seventeenth-CenturyLondon’, room tbc. Thursday 6 [...]

New Book: Philip Major, Writings of Exile (Ashgate 2013)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Writings of Exile in the English Revolution and Restoration opens a window onto exile in the years 1640–1680, as it is experienced across a broad spectrum of political and religious allegiances, and communicated through a rich variety of genres. Examining previously undiscovered and understudied as well as canonical writings, it challenges conventional paradigms which assume [...]

Modern Early Modernism: Photos from our 6th Student Conference

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Birkbeck EMS 6th Student Conference Many thanks to Birkbeck Early Modern Society Member Joanne O’Brien for giving us some images from our sixth student conference on 2 February 2013. (All retain her copyright.) Keynote Speaker Professor Michael Hunter: Our Science, Magic and Religion themed conference marked his retirement and celebrated his work. After a day [...]

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