Early Modern Exchanges


European Perspectives on the English Reformation - Workshop

20 September 2017, 12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Reformation events at Senate House

This workshop will explore European (particularly Spanish) attitudes towards the religious change that took place in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.

Event Information

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Senate House


Institute of Advanced Studies
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Informal and interactive workshop, it will focus on a selection of printed books, newsletters and manuscripts from Senate House Library's Eliot-Phelips Collection

Participants will be guided through the material by Dr Alexander Samson, Reader in Early Modern Studies at University College London and an expert in Anglo-Spanish intercultural relations. There will be the opportunity for close, hands-on consultation of selected items before a concluding discussion. Digitized copies of the material will be available to take away, and participants will be free to explore Senate House Library's exhibition 'Reformation: Shattered Worlds, New Beginnings' following the conclusion of the workshop. 


Dr Alexander Samson is a Reader in Early Modern Studies at UCL. His research interests include the early colonial history of the Americas, Anglo-Spanish intercultural interactions and early modern English and Spanish drama. He runs the Golden Age and Renaissance Research Seminar and is director of UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges and the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters.