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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

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Week 5

Monday 16th February

Italian Renaissance Seminar

Marco Faini (University of Cambridge), ‘Domestic devotion and devotional readings in sixteenth-century Italy: The case of the Duchy of Urbino’ 5pm, St Catherine’s College

Tuesday 17th

History of Political Thought Seminar

Philip Lockley (Trinity College, Oxford) ‘Radical Protestantism and early socialism in Britain and America’ 12.30-2pm, Colin Matthews Room, History Faculty

Early Modern Literature Seminar

Pavel Drábek (Hull), ‘“One Auspicious, and one Dropping eye”: Frivolous Drama in Early Modern Europe’ 5.15pm, History of the Book Room, English Faculty

Thursday 19th

Early Modern Britain Seminar

Dr Richard Blakemore (Merton College) ‘Sailors, Wages, and the Venture Economy of Early Modern Seafaring’ 5pm in The Breakfast Room, Merton College (tea from 4.45). Suggested preparatory reading: Ralph Davis, The Rise of the English Shipping Industry (1962), ch. 7; Jaap R. Bruijn, ‘Seafarers in early modern and modern times: change and continuity’, International Journal of Maritime History, 17 (2005), 1-16.

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