Early Modern Exchanges



Videos and audio recordings covering important people, publications and projects that are helping to transform Early Modern studies.

John Owen portrait
EME ONLINE: Workshop on GEMMS (Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons)

This workshop will introduce GEMMS (Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons), which is a group-sourced online bibliographic database of early modern (1530-1715) manuscript sermons from the UK, Ireland and North America.

postcard showing boats on the Magellan Straits
ONLINE CONFERENCE: Dire Straits: Patagonia and the Magellan Circumnavigation at 500

An online conference marking 500 years since Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan sailed through the strait at the southernmost tip of the Americas that now bears his name as part of the first circumnavigation of the globe (1519-22).

Detail from Arianna e Bacco nell'isola di Nasso (Ariadne and Bacchus on the Island of Naxos) painted by Domenico Fetti in 1611 (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
Concert: The Virtuosa Singer

This event presents music by some of the early virtuose singers, poets and composers, and explores contexts, protagonists and musical features. It brings new research perspectives by focusing on private, intellectual circles like academies, which were characteristic of this period and the setting of often less documented, but experimental performances and voices.

Book cover, Defining Natures Limits by Tarrant
EME IN-PERSON Defining Nature’s Limits: The Roman Inquisition and the Boundaries of Science

Neil Tarrant (Research Associate CREMS, University of York) discusses his forthcoming monograph, Defining Nature’s Limits: The Roman Inquisition and the Boundaries of Science (The University of Chicago Press, August 2022).

Book cover, Routledge People's History of Classics
EME in Conversation: A People's History of Classics

A digital Q&A with Edith Hall and Henry Stead about the publication of their new book 'A People's History of Classics: Class and Greco-Roman Antiquity in Britain and Ireland 1689 to 1939'.

Archiving the Academies of Early Modern Italy
Archiving the Academies of Early Modern Italy: Critical methodologies & digital tools

This symposium interrogated the forms, state and meanings of academy archives from multi-disciplinary perspectives, in relation to broader issues of cultural heritage relating to early modern Italy.