Early Modern Exchanges
24th April, 4.30pm, Foster Court 132, *Special Guest Lecture*
Stephen Pender (University of Windsor, Ontario), Heat and Moisture, Rhetoric and Spiritus
29th May, 4.30pm, Foster Court 225
Gabriel Harvey's Reading
Mathew Symons (UCL, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters), tbc.
Chris Stamatakis (UCL, English), tbc.
Respondent: Lisa Jardine (UCL, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters).
A commemorative workshop open to all Good Friday, 1613–2013:
John Donne’s ‘Riding Westward’ at 400 on 21st March 2013, Wilkins Old Refectory, 5 to 6.30pm.
The Malone Society's John Edward Kerry prize has been won this year by one of our Early Modern Studies MA students for a project on Ralph Crane's scribal copies of Middleton's A Game at Chesse.
Details of recent publications by members of the Centre are available on our News page.
Some of the themes addressed by the Centre include:
- travel, exile and migration in early modern Europe and the New World
- trade and flows of material as well as cultural goods within and beyond Europe
- translation, translators and language learning
- literary influences across national, provincial and linguistic borders
- representations of intra- and extra-European ‘others’ in literature and art
- religious and political interactions in the wake of the Reformation
- occasions of significant cultural contact and/or heightened intranational anxiety
- the production, circulation, and collection of books and manuscripts across Europe, the emergence of libraries and the book trade
- dissemination and development of scientific and medical knowledge, spread and transfer of technology
- Old worlds and New worlds, from botanical and medicinal exchanges to pathogens, people and practices, colonialism and ethnography
- interplay between past and present, historiography, the archaic, nostalgia and the newfangled, classical and medieval pasts, archaeology and material cultures
The Centre draws on UCL's strengths in early modern studies found in departments from English to Spanish, Italian, French, and German, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, Centre for the History of Medicine, Law and History of Art. PhD enquiries are welcome and an MA programme is being developed to reflect the interests of the Centre.
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