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.

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.

  • Open Learning Environment for Early Modern Low Countries History

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

  • Rentravel: Writing About Travel in Renaissance England

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

  • The Black Legend and Spanish Identity in Golden Age Theatre 1580 - 1665
    (January 2013 - December 2016)

The Centre was 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 was funded by Holland's NWO under their Internationalization of the Humanities scheme and will run from . For further details contact Alexander Samson.

Three members of the Centre (Isabelle Moreau, Thibaut Maus de Rolley and Alexander Samson) participated in this project funded by the British Academy, which sought to examine the transnational exchanges that drove forward the development of new forms of prose fiction. See the blog for more details.