Welcome to the Centre for Early Modern Studies
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.
Centres of related research at Oxford
- Centre for Early Modern British and Irish History
- Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
- The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment
- Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book
- Cultures of Knowledge
- Oxford Early Modern South Asia Project
- The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material culture of the Middle East
- La Maison Française d'Oxford
- Medieval Studies at Oxford
- The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
- Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Oxford (RECSO)
- History of Science, Medicine and Technology
- The Thomas Gray Archive
Faculties at Oxford
The establishment of the Centre for Early Modern Studies was funded with a grant from the John Fell OUP Research Fund. Read more about John Fell and the history of the book.
Hilary Term 2015
Seminar details may be found on the Current events page.
Monday 19th January
Italian Renaissance SeminarPaul Hills (Courtauld Institute of Art), ‘Clothing the word: Lippi, Donatello, and Bellini’ 5pm, St Catherine’s College
Besterman Enlightenment Workshop, sponsored by the TORCH EnlightenmentProgramme/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)
Early Modern Literature SeminarAndrew Hadfield (Sussex), 'A Red Herring: Fishing, God and Polemic in Elizabethan England' History of the Book Room, English Faculty 5.15pm
The Relation of Literature and Learning to Social Hierarchy in Early Modern EuropeConversation 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.
Early Modern Britain SeminarDr 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).
Seminars in the next seven days
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