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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.

Hilary Term 2015

Seminar details may be found on the Current events page.

Week 1

Monday 19th January

Italian Renaissance Seminar

Paul Hills (Courtauld Institute of Art), ‘Clothing the word: Lippi, Donatello, and Bellini’ 5pm, St Catherine’s College

Besterman Enlightenment Workshop, sponsored by the TORCH Enlightenment

Programme/Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment Andrew Jainchill (Queen’s University, Ontario), ‘A Radical Critic of the Old Regime: The Political Writings of the marquis d’Argenson’ 5pm, Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road)

Tuesday 20th

Early Modern Literature Seminar

Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), 'A Red Herring: Fishing, God and Polemic in Elizabethan England' History of the Book Room, English Faculty 5.15pm

Wednesday 21st

The Relation of Literature and Learning to Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Europe

Conversation avec ROBERT DESCIMON (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris): L’hiérarchie sociale en France sous l’Ancien Régime (Session to be held in French) 12.30pm, Colin Matthews Room, History Faculty. Sandwiches will be provided free of charge on a first come first served basis for all attending.

Thursday 22

Early Modern Britain Seminar

Dr Ted Vallance (Roehampton Univ.), ‘Addressing the Good Old Cause: Loyal addresses, humble petitions and the construction of public support 1658-9’ 5pm in The Breakfast Room, Merton College (tea from 4.45).

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