Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Birkbeck Medieval and Renaissance Studies Summer School: On the River

26-28 June 2013

The 2013 Birkbeck Medieval and Renaissance Summer School will deliver exciting, cutting-edge research to postgraduates and early-career scholars, and will help participants develop crucial research skills. Hosted by Birkbeck, University of London, and located in the heart of Bloomsbury, the Summer School draws together some of Britain’s foremost scholars of Medieval and Renaissance literature, art, culture and history.

This year’s theme is ‘On the River’. We will, of course, take in Shakespeare’s Bankside and the maritime riches of Greenwich as well as Walton’s fishermen. The programme also includes a hands-on workshop in the British Library map room; lectures by Professor Paul Strohm (Columbia) and Professor Julie Sanders (Nottingham). We hope to have a print workshop (back by popular demand), to visit Greenwich and discuss maps at the British Library. There will be opportunities, too, to talk about your own research interests. Workshops and seminars will be led by Birkbeck staff including Anthony BaleZoltan BiedermannStephen ClucasJess FennAdam SmythSue WisemanGillian Woods.

A limited number of scholarships will be available to students from Britain or overseas. These will vary in size but may be up to £100 plus full remission of the fee. Please send a one-page CV and a statement outlining your research interests and your reasons for applying for the scholarship (up to 350 words).  These need to be submitted as word documents clearly labelled SCHOLARSHIPS. Please e-mail these to by Wednesday May 8.

Details and booking forms here.


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