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Numbers in Early Modern Writing

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

‘Numbers in Early Modern Writing’, a special edition of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance is now live. Edited by Dr Katherine Hunt and Rebecca Tomlin, both members of the Birkbeck Early Modern Society, the articles in this issue explore the multiple ways in which numbers feature in early modern writing, from Robert Record to Civil War code […]

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 […]

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 […]

MarineLives: Call for Project Volunteers

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

MarineLives, a project using collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of High Court of Admiralty primary manuscripts, 1650-1669, is recruiting volunteer project experts, project facilitators and project associates. MarineLives is an innovative academic project for the collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts, which were originated in the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669. The […]

Professor John Morrill’s Five Must Read Books on Oliver Cromwell

Monday, July 25th, 2011

John Morrill, professor of history at Cambridge asks why Oliver Cromwell remains Britain’s most controversial ruler, and what the morbid story of Cromwell’s head after his death has to say about British history. Visit The Brower’s Five Books Interview to find out what five books, past and present, he recommends for studying the life and […]

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