Monday, May 28, 2012

Medieval and Renaissance Summer School
There are a small number of places, for MA and PhD students, on the first Birkbeck Medieval and Renaissance Summer School. The Summer School offers activities designed to give you a chance to develop your interests, ideas and plans, in a sociable and scholarly atmosphere. You will be introduced to a range of scholars working in English and European history, literature, theatre and art history in the period c. 1350 – c. 1650. Date: 27-29 June 2012 Time: 9.30am - 7.30pm each day Cost: £20 Staff and students at Birkbeck and participating institutions / £40 EU delegates / £140 non-EU delegates Venue: 43 Gordon Square, WC1H Booking: The Summer School will start with a lecture on the medieval and Renaissance city - exploring Jerusalem, Rome and London. We will then explore maps, manuscripts and archives and have our own tour of medieval and early modern Westminster. There will be masterclasses, seminars and tours with leading scholars in their fields. We will discuss playhouses and visit one. We will visit the new Victoria & Albert Museum Renaissance galleries and visit several other institutions connected to London’s medieval and early modern past. The Summer School will also include lectures by Birkbeck staff: Professor Anthony Bale, Dr Stephen Clucas, Dr Isabel Davis, Dr Adam Smyth, and Professor Sue Wiseman. And, of course, the Summer School will end with a party. For further details, email Professor Sue Wiseman (


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