Early Modern Exchanges



We have a variety of ongoing research projects, as well as a lively seminar series and other events, and various visiting researchers throughout the year.

Alchemist by Jan Matejko, early modern research


See also CELL's research projects.

Three members of the Centre (Isabelle Moreau, Thibaut Maus de Rolley and Alexander Samson) are participating in a project funded by the British Academy, which seeks to examine the transnational exchanges that drove forward the development of new forms of prose fiction. See our blog for posts, book of the month and bibliographies.

The Centre is one of five institutions alongside the Universities of Amsterdam, Basel, Munster and Pamplona participating in a project on the ways that Spain responded to the leyenda negra after 1580. It is funded by Holland's NWO under their Internationalization of the Humanities scheme and will run from January 2013 until the end of 2016. For further details contact Alexander Samson.

An online resource for the History of the Low Countries, developed by UCL Dutch

This project hopes to extend our understanding of Renaissance English negotiations with the 'foreign' and the 'exotic'

Exploring historical reading practices through the lens of manuscript annotations preserved in early printed books.

Documenting Thomas Bodley’s efforts building the legendary Bodleian Library at Oxford University.