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.

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Michaelmas Term 2014

Seminar details may be found on the Current events page.

Seminars in the next seven days

Week 7

Cultures of Knowledge
Howard Hotson, 'Collaboration, Early Modern Letters Online, and Horizon 2020: The Creation of One Virtual Community to Reassemble Another'
Monday 5.15pm, Rees Davies Room, History Faculty, George Street

Early Modern Literature Seminar
Claire Preston, '"A pretty home in Athens": Literary Places of Early-Modern Science'
Tuesday 5.15pm, Faculty of English, St Cross Building

Early Modern World Seminar
Natalia Nowakowska, 'King Zygmunt and Martin Luther: Poland and the Early Reformation'
Wednesday 11.15pm, Old Common Room, Balliol College

Early Modern Britain Seminar
Ioanna Tsakiropoulou, 'Catholic Wives and Daughters of the Aldermen of London, c. 1580-1630: Gender, Politics and Kinship'
Thursday 5pm, Breakfast Room, Merton College

Ideas and Society c. 1600 – 1800
Noel Malcolm, 'Hobbes’s Leviathan and Christian Doctrine'
Friday 5pm, Examination Schools