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.
Tuesday 10 March
Jewish Historical Society of England, in conjunction with CEMSDavid Ruderman, ‘Mysticism, Science, and Moral Cosmopolitanism in Pinhas Hurwitz’s Book of the Covenant’ 5pm, Taylorian Institution. Reception to follow.
Early Modern Graduate ForumJana 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‘JEWISH BOOKS IN AMSTERDAM 1600-1850: 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 EuropeMARK 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 LectureProfessor 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 SeminarGraduate student presentations 5pm in The Breakfast Room, Merton College (tea from 4.45).
Seminars in the next seven days
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