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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.

Tuesday 10 March

Jewish Historical Society of England, in conjunction with CEMS

David Ruderman, ‘Mysticism, Science, and Moral Cosmopolitanism in Pinhas Hurwitz’s Book of the Covenant’ 5pm, Taylorian Institution. Reception to follow.

Early Modern Graduate Forum

Jana Dambrogio (MIT) and Daniel Starza Smith (Lincoln), ‘Letterlocking Workshop: a practical hands-on session about early modern letters' 3pm-5pm, Horton Room, Weston Library Sign-up required: emily.mayne@ st-hildas.ox.ac.uk & callum.seddon@ merton.ox.ac.uk

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies

Authors, Producers, Readers and the Construction of Jewish Worlds’ Dr Javier Castaño (Spanish National Research Council), ‘Laying the foundation for a New Tradition:
A Baroque reading of Hispano-Jewish classics’ 2-4 pm, Bahari Room, Weston Library

Wednesday 11 March

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

MARK GREENGRASS (University of Sheffield): Literary Prosopography in the Bibliographic Projects of Du Verdier (1585) and La Croix du Maine (1584) GIORA STERNBERG (Hertford College, Oxford): Writing Social Hierarchy: Ceremonial Records in Early Modern France 2-3.30pm, Wharton Room, All Souls

Thursday 12 March

20th Annual D. F. McKenzie Lecture

Professor Sheldon Pollock (Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies , Columbia University), ‘Editing in India: The First 1500 years’ 5pm, Lecture Theatre 2, English Faculty, St Cross Building.

Early Modern Britain Seminar

Graduate student presentations 5pm in The Breakfast Room, Merton College (tea from 4.45).

Seminars in the next seven days

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