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
From the Blog
Welcome to a new year and a term again packed with early modern events.There are seminars on early modern English, French, German and Italian literature, history and music, with many other events in related disciplines, including a seminar on ‘The reception of Josephus in the early modern period’. Professor David Wootton, Professor of History, York, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures on ‘Power and Pleasure, 1513-1776’. Over the vacation (31 March-2 April) there will be a conference in honour...
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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 2013
Seminar details may be found on the Current events page.
Seminars in the next seven days
Italian Department graduate seminars
Fabio Camilletti, 'The prince and the maiden. Leopardi, Hamlet and the art of detour'
Tuesday 5pm, room 10b, Taylor Institution
Early Modern Graduate Forum
Katy Ricks, Emily Jennings, 'Dryden and Lucretius', 'Prophetic Rhetoric vs. the State, 1613-1619: A Case Study of a “Treasonable” Political Prophecy'
Tuesday 5pm, Breakfast Room, Merton College
Early Modern German Culture:An Interdisciplinary Seminar
Erik Midelfort, 'Dissidents in Germany: 1670–1730'
Wednesday 1-3pm, Rees Davies Room, History Faculty
The reception of Josephus in the early modern period
Jan Machielsen, Joshua Teplitsky, Philipp Nothaft, 'Notes Session'
Wednesday 2.30-4pm, Quarrell Room, Exeter College
Oxford Art History Lectures
Giovanna Vitelli, 'Powhatan's mantle as object and context'
Thursday 5pm, Lecture theatre, 2nd Floor, Littlegate House, St Ebbe’s
Oxford Celtic Seminar
Christine James, 'Battles and bibles: a Welsh poet’s perspective on the events of 1588'
Thursday 5pm, Harold Wilson and Memorial rooms, Jesus
Early Modern Britain Seminar
Student presentations, 'tbc'
Thursday 5pm, The Breakfast Room, Merton College
Carlyle Lectures: Power and Pleasure, 1513–1776
David Wootton, 'Self-evidence (1776: Bentham, Jefferson, Smith)'
Thursday 5pm, Examination Schools
Late-medieval and Renaissance music
Kerry McCarthy, 'Sheppard and the English psalm-motet'
Thursday 5pm, Wharton Room, All Souls