Michaelmas Term welcome

October 5, 2012

Welcome to another term crowded with early modern activities.

The CEMS ‘works in progress’ series continues with two lunchtime sessions on ‘Maps and Exploration’: the first with Jerry Brotton (Queen Mary) on ‘Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World, 1100-1600: Influence and Exchange’ and Nick Millea (Map Librarian, Bodleian Library) on ‘Researching Maps’, the second with Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland) on ‘Editing Hakluyt’. These will take place on Mondays of weeks 3 and 5.

There will be two major lecture series: the Oxford Wells lectures on ‘Circumstantial Shakespeare’ by Professor Lorna Hutson(St Andrews), author of The Invention of Suspicion and many other works on early modern literature and rhetoric (Tuesdays and Thursdays of Weeks 2 and 3) and the Clarendon Lectures on ‘Bibliophobia’ by Professor Brian Cummings (York), author of The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace (Tuesdays and Thursdays of Weeks 4 and 5).

There are two conferences in the Maison Française ‘Modernities’ series: “Querelles de philosophes, ou querelles de philosophie?  Les débats de philosophie morale et politique au XVIIe siècle français”, Friday 26 October, and  “Les Ecrits sur la grâce de Pascal”, Friday 16 – Saturday 17 November.

The seminar series this term include: on Mondays, the Early Modern History Seminar, the Restoration to Reform seminar, the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama Reception and Translation Seminar, the Italian Faculty Graduate Seminar, and the Bible in Art, Music and Literature seminar; on Tuesdays, the Early Modern English Literature Graduate Seminar, the Early Modern French Seminar, the Art History Research Seminar, the History of Political Thought research seminar, the Economic and Social History departmental research seminar, the Faculty of Music Research Colloquia; onThursdays, the Literature and Medicine Seminar Series.

The Early Modern Graduate Forum will offer sessions specifically by and for graduate students on Tuesdays of weeks 2, 4 and 8.