Archive for the 'Miscellanys' Category

Petition to save the Warburg Institute!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Times Higher Education recently reported that the University of London has taken legal action to challenge its own deed of trust concerning the care and integrity of the Warburg Institute.  Possible results of this action include the dispersal of the library, or its relocation abroad. This is not the first time the Institute has been threatened: it was relocated [...]

Chevalier d’Eon Lecture, 3 July 18.30

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The cartoonist Adrian Teal will be speaking about 18th-C London, its culture of celebrity, and the effects of newspapers and printed materials on perceptions of people and events.  The lecture will include the notorious Chevalier d’Eon, the French spy who lived in London and claimed to be a woman. The lecture will be at St Pancras [...]

Radio 4′s In Our Time on Robert Boyle, 12 June at 09.00, with Birkbeck’s Prof. Michael Hunter

Friday, June 6th, 2014

On Thursday 12 June at 09.00 Radio 4′s In Our Time will be devoted to Robert Boyle.  The panel will include Birkbeck’s Prof. Michael Hunter, author of the award biography Boyle: Between God and Science (2009). More details here:

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 [...]

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