Early Modern Exchanges


Forging the Early Modern

This module starts by examining the epistemological challenges that transformed the early modern world from the creation of a global trading system to the cartographic innovations that helped map it.

The Iron Forge, early modern, Joseph Wright, 1773

Code: CMII0012
Value: 15 credits
Tutor: Taught by a variety of tutors (convened by Dr Matt Symonds)
Time & Location: Term 2, Tuesdays, 2-4pm, use UCL 'Custom Timetable' to check rooms. This course also has a 1hr reading group (compulsory for MA Early Modern Studies students) - date and time to be confirmed.

The course focuses on a number of issues in the cultural and intellectual history of the period, as researchers lead sessions demonstrating how the relationship between theory and archival research can result in new insights into the early modern as a critical concept. Field trips which facilitate engagement with material forms and physical practice in the period include the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Society Library.

Course handbook 2017-18, containing schedule, reading lists etc (pdf)


CMII0012 is assessed by an annotated bibliography / literature review (4,000 words long) which can be used to help define and begin to research the topic of the dissertation. Students should discuss their literature reviews with the course convenors or appropriate course tutor. Essays should be submitted via Turnitin on Moodle and are due according to the deadlines set out in the Moodle handbook for the module.