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.
Trinity Term 2015
Seminar details may be found on the Current events page.
Tuesday 12th May
Early Modern Literature SeminarCeri Sullivan (Cardiff), ‘Private Prayer in Shakespeare's Histories’
5.15pm, History of the Book Room, English Faculty
Lyell Lectures in Bibliography, lecture 5Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (Director, Rare Book School, University of Virginia), 'Naming Names: Underwriting Patronage in Tonson’s Cæsar (1712)'
5pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (entrance from Broad Street, Oxford) (registration required, via http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whats-on/upcoming-events/2015/apr/engraved-throughout)
Religion in the British Isles 1400-1700: a graduate seminarDr Leslie Theibert (University College, Oxford), ‘Countering the Catholic Threat: Anglo-French Competition for Spanish America, 1688-1700’
5pm, Gibbs Room, Keble College (in the basement of the Warden’s Lodging: access via the main entrance of the College and Porters’ Lodge, Keble Road). The paper is followed by refreshments.
Lyell Lectures in Bibliography, lecture 6Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (Director, Rare Book School, University of Virginia), 'Abridging Histories: Capt. James Cook and the Voyages of Reading (1784–)'
5pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (entrance from Broad Street, Oxford) – see above.
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