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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.

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Michaelmas Term 2014

Seminar details may be found on the Current events page.

Seminars in the next seven days

Week 4

Sanctity: Interdisciplinary Discussion Group
Discussion, 'The Material Culture of Sanctity'
Monday 12.30pm, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Third Floor Common Room

Early Modern Literature Seminar
Nicholas McDowell, '"Seasoned with Witty Sayings": How Andrew Marvell Heard his Rabelais'
Tuesday 5.15pm, Faculty of English, St Cross Building

Early Modern World Seminar
Jo Hedesan, '”God Loves Women More than Men”: Female Excellence in Early Modern Alchemical Philosophy'
Wednesday 11.15pm, Old Common Room, Balliol College

Early Modern Britain Seminar
John Walter, 'England’s Shibboleth? The Protestation Oath 1641–1642'
Thursday 5pm, Breakfast Room, Merton College

Ideas and Society c. 1600 – 1800
David Womersley, 'Ideas and Society in the Pays de Vaud: Edward Gibbon and Georges Deyverdun Read the Classics'
Friday 5pm, Examination Schools