Early Modern Exchanges


Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies seminars (MREMS)

MREMS has been running since 2016, with around two-three seminars each term.

Seminars are lively and informal. All staff and students with an interest in Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies are warmly invited to attend.

Please direct any questions or queries towards the Seminar Convenor: Victoria Rasbridge (victoria.rasbridge.19@ucl.ac.uk)

Term 1 2022-2023 Schedule

All seminars will take place on Tuesday, 5-6pm, via zoom, unless otherwise stated.
Join the seminar via Zoom here

Tuesday 11th October 2022

‘They say the ladies eat these clays, to soften their colour’: Beauty, Commodities and Empire in Early Modern Spain
Hayley O’Kell, WRoCAH funded PhD Researcher in the Spanish Department at the University of Leeds
‘An English bibliophile in Habsburg Madrid: Sir William Godolphin’s library’
Alejandro Sell Maestro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Tuesday 1st November 2022

‘Captivated Tongues: Pandora Silenced’
Mirjam Haas, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
‘Causing Small Trouble: A Re-Visionist Approach to Records of Early Modern Festive Performance’
Evelyn Reidy, Roehampton University and Shakespeare’s Globe

Tuesday 29th November 2022

‘10 Things I Hate About Þú: The Romantic Audiences of Old Norse Skaldic Poetry’
Ben Chennels, University College London
‘The Materia Medica in Old Norse Manuscripts between Scandinavia and the British Isles’
Luthien Canegemi, University College London, Wellcome Trust Fellow in Medical Humanities