Early Modern Exchanges


A discussion about the future of the early modern and adjacent moments at UCL

07 June 2016, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Event Information


A&H Common Room, G24, ground floor, Foster Court

We are seeking to consult and start conversations as widely as possible with colleagues in any discipline about our community and how we in the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges (EME) and the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) can support, facilitate, enhance and showcase your work, research and teaching. Both Research Centres now belong to UCL's Institute for Advanced Studies and we are seeking to change our remit to be more representative of the incredible collection of expertise and brilliance at UCL.

Since its inception in 2010 EME has put on over 50 events of all descriptions and contributed enormously to the research environment and networking among colleagues. It also hosts an MA in Early Modern Studies that is now recruiting around 10 students a year. CELL is a collaborative research laboratory exploring pioneering digital solutions to archival questions; the Centre’s expertise is primarily in the early modern period, but its focus is wide ranging, incorporating both the handwritten and the printed word.

The time has come for us to consider our role and relaunch ourselves with a more responsive and decentralised remit as the hub for all things early modern. We are keen to explore how the two Centres can pool resources, assist with organising events, promote what is going on in this area and foster a greater sense of community and connectedness amongst us.

Please come along and share your ideas, hopes and dreams, and enjoy a glass of wine with like-minded scholars and help shape the future of this remarkable and endlessly enlivening subject area. 

7th June, 4-5:30pm, followed by wine and nibbles
A&H Common Room, G24, ground floor, Foster Court

Please email lucy.stagg@ucl.ac.uk if you would like to attend, so we can make sure we have enough wine!