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 16th February
Italian Renaissance SeminarMarco 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
History of Political Thought SeminarPhilip Lockley (Trinity College, Oxford) ‘Radical Protestantism and early socialism in Britain and America’ 12.30-2pm, Colin Matthews Room, History Faculty
Early Modern Literature SeminarPavel Drábek (Hull), ‘“One Auspicious, and one Dropping eye”: Frivolous Drama in Early Modern Europe’ 5.15pm, History of the Book Room, English Faculty
Early Modern Britain SeminarDr 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.
Seminars in the next seven days
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