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Oxford University offers unparallelled resources for the study of early modern English literature and has the world's largest concentration of specialists in this field. Based in the English Faculty, the Centre for Early Modern Studies serves as a central forum for research, conferences and graduate study, and aims to encourage collaboration across a wide range of related disciplines.

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Michaelmas Term 2014

Seminar details may be found on the Current events page.

Seminars in the next seven days

Week 2

Regius Professor
Lyndal Roper, 'Inaugural Lecture: Luther, Dreams and the Reformation'
Thursday 5pm, Examination Schools

Ideas and Society c. 1600 – 1800
Anthony Grafton, 'Humanism and History in the Late Renaissance: Isaac Casaubon, Polybius, and the Political Uses of the Past'
Friday 5pm, Examination Schools

Week 3

Cultures of Knowledge
Kathryn Eccles, 'Looking into the Crowd: Understanding the Users of Digital Heritage Collections'
Monday 5.15pm, Rees Davies Room, History Faculty, George Street