Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CFP: Richard Crashaw: Poetics, Devotion, Music

Little St Mary's Church, Cambridge, Saturday 13 April 2013

Proposals are invited for contributions to a one-day conference commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Richard Crashaw, poet and divine. Crashaw is renowned as a unique voice in seventeenth-century English poetry, and a central figure in the Anglican Counter-reformation of the 1620s and 30s. His life and verse have lately enjoyed renewed scholarly attention: through his acquaintance with the community at Little Gidding, for instance, and the history of his conversion to Roman Catholicism.

This conference, taking place in Cambridge (where Crashaw studied, was elected to a fellowship at Peterhouse, and served, in Little St Mary’s Church, as catechist and curate), will develop and enhance this interest in Crashaw’s writings, by bringing together scholars from three disciplines – poetry and poetics, theology, and music.

We would welcome proposals for papers (of approximately 20-30 minutes in length) on any of these three disciplines, or that connect them in any way. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

•    poetry as scriptural or religious language;
•    the theology of poetic or musical beauty;
•    liturgy and worship;
•    English Catholicism and conversion;
•    Crashaw’s poetry and seventeenth-century visual art;
•    voices of prayer;
•    the theology and ethics of poetic form;
•    the poetics and theology of sense, sensation and sensuality;
•    musical settings of Crashaw;
•    the ‘Baroque’;
•    Crashaw’s relationship to continental European arts.

The conference will be preceded by a concert, on Friday 12 April 2013, featuring musical settings of Crashaw’s poems, including works newly commissioned for this occasion.
Please submit proposals before 13 February 2013, or any enquiries to:

Christopher Burlinson (
Lucy Razzall (
or Simon Jackson (

Early Modern Women and Drama

The UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges is delighted to announce the following seminar:

Wed 6th Feb, *6pm*, Foster Court 114
Early Modern Women and Drama
Alison Findlay (Lancaster): '"Ile be my selfe ... And I must bee a Queene": Daniel’s Cleopatra and the performance of sovereignty'
Marion Wynne-Davies (Surrey): 'More Women, More Weeping: Mary Sidney Herbert's Tragedy of Antonie'
Yasmin Arshad (UCL) and Emma Whipday (UCL): Staging Daniel's Cleopatra
Chair: Helen Hackett (UCL)
All welcome; for maps and directions, please see
For more on the UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, please see

This seminar will introduce:

Samuel Daniel's Cleopatra
A Jacobean-style performance
2pm, Sunday 3rd March
The Great Hall, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB
For more information, please see Booking details to follow shortly.
Supported by: the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction, 'Gained in Translation' programme; the UCL European Institute; UCL Art and Humanities Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies (FIGS); and UCL English Department.

Samuel Daniel’s Tragedie of Cleopatra (1594) is the first English drama about Cleopatra and a source for Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. This production arises from the PhD research of Yasmin Arshad (UCL, English) and is directed by Emma Whipday (UCL English). It brings together a talented production team from a wide range of UCL departments, with professionally trained actors in lead roles.

The production will explore early modern attitudes to race and national identity. The play centres on tensions between Egypt and Rome and on a non-European heroine who is fascinatingly different from Shakespeare’s Cleopatra in her nobility and stoicism. It is a sequel to Mary Sidney’s translation of Robert Garnier’s Antonie, making it an English play about an Egyptian queen inspired by a translation from French of a neo-Senecan tragedy. As such it demonstrates that cultural dialogue across and beyond Europe was the engine of artistic and intellectual innovation in the early modern period.

The production will also overturn the widespread perception that women did not participate in drama in Shakespeare’s time. Although female roles were taken by boys in commercial playhouses such as the Globe, Daniel’s play belongs to a genre (sometimes called ‘closet drama’) performed in country house settings with actors including women. Excitingly, Yasmin Arshad has discovered a portrait of a Jacobean lady in costume as Cleopatra, inscribed with lines from Daniel’s play.

By investigating the history of relations between performance, race, and gender in early modern Europe this production will enhance our understanding of these issues in the present. The performance will be on Sunday 3rd March 2013 at Goodenough College; booking details to be announced shortly. A DVD will be made available to researchers and teachers of early modern drama, and a programme of activities will include a schools workshop, an Early Modern Exchanges research seminar, and a Read not Dead staged reading at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Monday, January 21, 2013

New resource for Palaeography and Manuscript Studies

InScribe is an online course for the study of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies developed by several of the institutes within the School of Advanced Study (including the Institute of Historical Research and Institute of English Studies), with support from Senate House Library and Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives. Devised by Prof Michelle Brown (IES) and Dr Jane Winters (IHR),InScribe aims to support the teaching of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies at a postgraduate level.
At present we are releasing the introductory module which introduces some basic notions about Palaeography and provides an overview of the evolution of script in the medieval period (with particular reference to the English context).  Similarly, it gives students the chance to transcribe text from a selection of newly digitised manuscripts from Senate House Library and Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives.  Later in the year, new modules will be released that will provide advanced training on Diplomatic, Script and Translation, Codicology and Illumination. The introductory module is free of charge.

York, CREMS seminar series

For further details, see, or contact  

Mon 28 Jan, 8pm, Abigail Shinn (York), ‘Travellers’ Tales’ - 2nd in the series ‘Cultural Encounters’, Venue: York Medical Society, 23 Stonegate, YO1 8AW

Thurs 31 Jan, 5.30pm,Brenda Hosington (Warwick), ‘“Weaving the Web”: Women’s Translations as Dialogues in EM England’, Venue BS/008, Berrick Saul, University of York

Mon 11 Feb, 8pm, Matthew Dimmock (Sussex),Sinan: A Muslim Converts in Elizabethan England’; Venue York Medical Society

Tues 12 Feb, 6.15pm, Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, London), ‘How Machiavellian was Machiavelli?’ Public Lecture, Venue Physics P/X001

Wed 13 Feb, 4.15pm, Quentin Skinner, ‘Laughter and Civil Conversation: From Castiglione to Hobbes’, Venue, Treehouse, Berrick Saul

Wed 20 Feb, 4.30pm,  Wes Williams (Oxford),‘ “A Certain Imaginary Conjunction”: Law, Medicine and ‘Libertinage’, Venue BS/008, Berrick Saul

Mon 25 Feb, 8pm, Peter Mazur (York), ‘Improbable Lives: A One-eyed Soldier, a Dervish and Other Converts in EM Rome’, Venue York Medical Society

Wed 6 Mar, 4.30pm,  John Walter (Essex),The Politics of Touch: Shaking Hands in Early Modern England’, Venue BS/008, Berrick Saul

Mon 11 Mar, 8pm, Ziad Elmarsafy (York), ‘Encountering Islam: The Qu’ran in the European Enlightenment’, Venue York Medical Society

Wed 13 Mar, 4.30pm,  Chris Langley (York),Guns, Sermons and Indecent Behaviour: Conduct & Space in Scottish Churches’, Venue BS/008, Berrick Saul

Thurs 14 Mar, 3-7pm, ‘Renaissance Reincarnations in the Theatre’ - CREMS/TFTV Workshop; see details on the web:   

Mon 25 Mar, 8pm, Helen Smith (York), ‘Embroidered Encounters: Travel, Religion & the Household at Hardwick Hall’, Venue York Medical Society 

Impact in Early Modern Studies

John Rylands Library, Manchester
26th January 2013

This one-day methodological symposium brings young academics (postgraduate, postdocs and early-career researchers) together with a number of cultural partners from Manchester to think about designing and developing ‘impact’ projects relating to their work. The day promises to be both an opportunity to think about and discuss the value of early modern studies beyond the academy, as well as providing networking opportunities for potential future partnerships.

We are delighted to have as our keynote speaker Professor Simon Bainbridge (Lancaster), who will be discussing his project ‘Wordsworth Walks’, as well as the academic side of ‘impact’ , for example as part of the REF.

A key part of the day will be sharing best practice amongst the researchers present.
We will have representatives from the John Rylands Library, the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Manchester Libraries; they will discuss their own work on the impact agenda, as well as what they hope to achieve from partnerships with higher education and research. We will also have speakers from both university-led and independent outreach activities.

To register for the conference, please email This event has been generously supported by artsmethods@manchester, and so we are able to offer the event free of charge. Thanks to the support of the Society for Renaissance Studies, a number of postgraduate and postdoctoral travel bursaries are also available; if you would like to be considered for a bursary, please let us know when you register.


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Literature 1640-1740 . Ref: ATR1111

*University of East Anglia* -School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writting

*Lecturer: £30,424 to £44,607 per annum *

*Senior Lecturer: £45,941 to £53,233 per annum *

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in English Literature 1640-1740.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the future direction of an expanding school with an international reputation. Besides a relevant first degree and PhD (or equivalents), applicants must be able to demonstrate the potential for an outstanding contribution to the School's teaching and research.

The post is available on a full-time indefinite basis from 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

*Closing date: 12 noon on 25 January 2013.*

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Renaissance English Literature

*University of East Anglia* -School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

*Lecturer: £30,424 to £44,607 per annum

**Senior Lecturer: £45,941 to £53,233 per annum *

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Renaissance English Literature. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the future direction of an expanding school with an international reputation. Besides a relevant first degree and PhD (or equivalents), applicants must be able to demonstrate the potential for an outstanding contribution to the School's teaching and research.

The post is available on a full-time indefinite basis from 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

*Closing date: 12 noon on 1 February 2013.*

Monday, January 14, 2013

‘Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800'

A Joint Conference organised by History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-modern Studies
To be held at Plymouth University, 29-31 August 2013

Keynote Speakers: Professor Barbara J. Harris (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

This conference investigates gender and political culture during the period 1400 to 1800, and the organizers welcome proposals for papers on topics related to the conference theme. The conference aims to create possibilities for comparative research and is therefore looking to attract a broad variety of studies across periods, disciplines and geographical regions. We also wish to attract both senior scholars and doctoral students. During the conference there will be sessions where participants present papers, and a workshop where participants may present work in progress or project ideas.

Proposals are invited for papers that treat the following indicative areas:
·       the relationship between gender, power and political authority
·       gendered aspects of monarchy; representations of power and authority
·       gender, office-holding, policy-making and counsel
·       courts, patronage and political influence
·       elite culture and political networks
·       gender, the public sphere and political participation
·       popular politics, protest and petitioning
·       manuscript, print, oral, material and visual cultures
·       news, intelligence and the spread of information
·       political ideas, ideologies and language
·       conceptualizations of ‘public’ and ‘private’ spheres and what constituted ‘power’ and ‘politics’
·       the family as a ‘political unit’
·       the politicization of social activities: marriage-arranging, placing children in other households, gift-giving, hospitality and letter-writing

Proposals for papers or workshops, including titles and abstracts (of no more than 300 words) and a brief author biography should be sent to Professor James Daybell (, Plymouth University or Professor Svante Norrhem (, Umeå University before 1 March 2013. There are also a small number of conference bursaries available for junior scholars, which will cover conference fee and accommodation for three nights. If you are interested in being considered for one of the bursaries, please send a CV, brief covering letter and letter of recommendation along with your title and abstract. Conference website:

Measure for Measure and New Oxford Shakespeare editing Workshop

About Measure for Measure

After the international success of The History of Cardenio, Hoosier Bard returns to the Fringe with a world-premiere double bill: Shakespeare's original Measure for Measure, set in Italy, uncensored, written in 1603, alongside the more familiar version, adapted in 1621 by “our other Shakespeare”, Thomas Middleton, set in Vienna. There will be free talkbacks after every performance with the director, Terri Bourus, and members of the cast. See the newly restored Italian version on Feb 21, 22, 23, and the Viennese version on Feb 28 or March 1, 2. For more details, see: Hoosier Bard is the theatrical arm of The New Oxford Shakespeare project.
About The New Oxford Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is the most influential writer in the English Language. Oxford University Press is long established as the most authoritative publisher of critical editions of literary texts. In 1986-7, a team led by Stanley Wells (CBE) and Gary Taylor produced a groundbreaking new edition of the Complete WorksThis was the first edition of Shakespeare ever to publish edited texts of the Complete Works in both modern and original spelling, and to provide a complete discursive textual apparatus. Now, over 25 years later, an inter-generational team of leading scholars, adopting the latest advances in editorial theory and practice, is producing a wholly new edition of the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. This edition will be the standard-bearer for future generations of scholars, teachers, readers and performers.
Related Event:

The New Oxford Shakespeare
Master Workshop
 ‘Editing and Performing Measure for Measure’

Saturday, 02/23/2013 10am -1pm

Prof. Gary Taylor, Prof. Terri Bourus, Dr. Rory Loughnane, Dr. Anna Pruitt
& Special Guest Actor-Director Christopher Marino (Chicago)

In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to discuss some of the various issues that arise in editing and performing Shakespeare’s plays with the on-site editors of The New Oxford Shakespeare. Topics include: early modern adaptation; editing drama as a multimedia art form; theatre as a form of research.

Numbers are restricted for this workshop, so please contact Lindsay Rosa at to reserve your place.

Shakespeare: Gained in Translation

... a panel discussion which will explore the adaptation and appropriation of Shakespeare by diverse cultures, and the conversion of Shakespeare into other media such as opera and film. What can such 'translations' (using the term in the broadest sense) tell us about Shakespeare? How might they help us to look at him afresh?

Kamila Shamsie, novelist and broadcaster, who will speak on the global reception and adaptation of Shakespeare
Tom Bird, director of the 'Globe to Globe' festival at Shakespeare's Globe (37 plays in 37 languages)
Dr Gregory Dart, English Department, UCL, who will speak on Verdi's Shakespeare
Chair: Helen Hackett, Professor of English, UCL

6-8 pm,  18 March 2013

UCL Roberts 106 Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Torrington Place WC1E 7JE (for maps and directions see

Followed by drinks reception

All welcome. Booking is now open at

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Shakespeare and Feminism

Lecture on Monday 4 February at 5.30 in the Council Room, King’s Building, King’s College London

Catherine Belsey (University of Swansea) will give a lecture on ‘The Eventful History of Juliet and her Romeo’.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Catherine Belsey’s most recent book is A Future for Criticism (2011). After many years at Cardiff University as Chair of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, she is now research professor at Swansea University. She is author of Why Shakespeare? (2007) as well asShakespeare and the Loss of Eden (1999) and The Subject of Tragedy (1985). Her Shakespeare in Theory and Practice (2008) indicates how her two major interests have interacted, as does Critical Practice (1980, 2002). The theory takes centre stage in Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction (2002) and Culture and the Real (2005).

This is one of a series of lectures presented by the London Shakespeare Centre at King’s College London, featuring distinguished speakers whose publications and teaching have had a major impact on how we read Shakespeare today in the aftermath of th ‘literary theory’ revolution of the late twentieth century to which they have all made significant contributions.

The next lecture will be on 18 March when Coppelia Kahn of Brown University will speak on ‘Feminist Criticism, Queer Theory, and Shakespeare in the Twenty-first Century’.

*Methods of Collaboration Among Early Modern Humanists*

Columbia University, New York
Thursday, January 31

*Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Harvard University*

*6pm Butler Library Room 523, **535 West 114th Street **

Humanists of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries worked with
helpers of various kinds (servants, amanuenses, and family members) and
with peers, either at the same time or over time by contributing to a
work through successive editions. In this talk, Blair will discuss how
collaboration was depicted (or not), in images and in writing, in
manuscript and in print. In some circumstances collaboration was
occluded to support the image of the solitary great man at work, but in
other contexts coll

Unlocking the Private Library

Symposium on Saturday 9 February at Winchester College, Winchester, SO23 9NA

Registration is now open for<>  Unlocking the Private Library, a symposium which will be held at Winchester College, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, on Saturday 9 February.

This symposium is open to anyone interested in the past and future of private libraries as resources for scholars and communities.  It will showcase new research into a range of collections, including early modern books at Hereford Cathedral and Petworth House.  There will also be an opportunity to view an exhibition of books from the Fellows' Library of Winchester College in the course of the day.

The keynote address will be given by Mark Purcell, Libraries Curator to the National Trust.

Registration: £10 standard, £5 students (includes lunch and refreshments).

For details of the programme and how to register, please visit our website<>.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Two Research Associateships in Early-Modern English Literature, University of Birmingham

Research Associate 1, Complete Works of Sir Thomas Browne (AHRC-funded)

Period of employment: 48 months (from 1 Jan 2013, or within 60 days of that date)

Terms of Employment: full-time

Location: Edgbaston, with regular trips to London and Oxford

Institutional attachment: University of Birmingham

Supervisor: Professor Claire Preston

Mentors: Dr Antonia Moon (British Library), Dr Felicity Henderson (Royal Society)

Salary: £27,854 (with annual increments)

Job description: The Research Assistant will provide major scholarly assistance to the OUP’s The Complete Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Claire Preston, General Editor). This edition is being produced by eleven editors for completion in 2019. The RA will work with Dr Antonia Moon (British Library) and Dr Felicity Henderson (Royal Society), the editors of volumes 6 and 7, which present all the notebooks and loose papers of Browne other than his correspondence. The great bulk of this material is housed in the British Library, although there is a substantial smaller amount in the Bodleian, and a few papers in other archives. This material needs to be completely re-transcribed (or transcribed for the first time), textually described, and textually and critically annotated; references will need to be established and verified; fact-checking will be necessary at all times; and the edited material, and questions arising from it, will need to be distributed to other Browne editors. All these tasks will be expected of the RA. The RA will work under the aegis of the co-editors, but will be expected to take the initiative on day-to-day work on the notebooks and management of the process on behalf of the two volume editors and the Browne project as a whole. The RA will contribute to ongoing discussion of editorial practice and policy, both with the volume-editors and with the editorial team as a whole, will attend editorial meetings and conferences, and may occasionally be asked to represent the Browne project at conferences and other gatherings. As a key figure in the editing of Browne’s notebooks, the RA will be uniquely placed within the whole Browne project to field questions from the other editors concerning the vital relationship between the raw material represented in the notebooks (Browne’s rough working, so to speak) and the finished works which appeared in print. The RA will thus be asked to be available for this exceptionally important interactivity between editors, volumes, and individual works. The RA will be expected, and encouraged and assisted, to produce original work based on the research required by the editing of the notebooks, and will be invited to present work at the conference planned in conjunction with the edition. The RA, with several of the editors, the PI, and the other RA, will be involved in organising the conference associated with the edition in 2014, and in mounting the exhibition to mark the launch of the edition at the Royal Society in 2015.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in early-modern English literature involving extensive expertise in textual studies, particularly manuscripts, palaeography, and scribal publication in the period 1600-1660; expertise in early-modern manuscript miscellanies will be particularly advantageous. Interest in early-modern antiquarian writing, the circulation of knowledge, and scientific culture will be particularly helpful, as will a good knowledge of Latin. The successful candidate must be resourceful, flexible, well-organised and able to manage the work of others, and happy to interact enthusiastically and thoughtfully with eleven other editors, another RA, and two PhD students, as well as with a number of institutions.

Research Associate 2, Complete Works of Sir Thomas Browne (AHRC-funded)

Period of employment: 36 months (from 1 Sept 2013)

Terms of Employment: full-time

Location: Edgbaston, with regular trips to York, Oxford, London and other institutions

Institutional attachment: University of Birmingham

Supervisor: Professor Claire Preston

Mentors/overseers: Dr Kathryn Murphy (Oxford); Dr Andrew Zurcher (Cambridge); Dr Kevin Killeen (York)

Salary: £27,854 (with annual increments)

Job description: This post is designed to assist and contribute to the editorial work in progress for the OUP’s Complete Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Claire Preston, General Editor). The edition, in 8 volumes, is being produced by eleven editors, for completion in 2019. The successful candidate will be centrally involved in establishing an authoritative version of Browne’s printed works through mechanical and electronic file collation of a number of print witnesses of each work, and each edition of each work published during Browne’s lifetime. This will be done in consultation and collaboration with the editorial groups associated with each of the four volumes which present Browne’s published oeuvre. The RA will initially be largely responsible for the first kind on all four volumes, with the volume editors responsible for EFC, although this division of labour may vary among volumes and editors. The RA will also assemble and assess variants arising from each task, and will procure and organise substantial quantities of digitalised manuscript material held at Oxford, Cambridge, the British Library, and other institutions; s/he will write, with the assistance of each editorial group, the textual introductions to the relevant volumes; and assist in the textual annotation of each volume. Multiple print witnesses for all the relevant works are available in Cambridge (the Keynes Collection), Oxford (the Bodleian), and Birmingham (the Cadbury), and will be expected to visit these collections often, although some of the work can be done from digital reproductions. Although supervised by Professor Preston and generally involved in the work of the whole edition, the RA will work especially closely with Dr Kevin Killeen (York) and the other two editors of Browne’s massive encyclopaedic work, Pseudodoxia Epidemica. The RA will be expected, and encouraged and assisted, to produce original work based on these tasks, and will be invited to present work at the conference planned in conjunction with the edition. With several of the editors, the PI, and the other RA, s/he will be involved in organising the conference planned for 2014, and in mounting the exhibition to mark the launch of the edition at the Royal Society in 2015.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate which is likely to be in English literature 1500-1700, early-modern history of the book, or textual and bibliographical studies in the early-modern period. S/he will have very well-established skills and experience in textual and bibliographical studies and techniques, and a strong interest in material texts. Familiarity with software applications such as COLLATE will be an advantage, though extensive experience of collation will be an advantage rather than an initial requirement, as will a working knowledge of Latin and/or Greek. The RA must be resourceful, absolutely meticulous in managing files and in record-keeping, flexible, well-organised and able to manage the work of others, and happy to interact enthusiastically and thoughtfully with eleven other editors, another RA, and two PhD students, as well as with a number of research and higher education institutions.

Application requirements for both posts:

Candidates are asked to send three hard copies of the following:

- a covering letter of no more than 2 sides A4 (double-spaced) describing qualifications for and interest in the posts; applicants may wish to be

considered for both (if in doubt, please contact Prof Preston directly by


- a cv, including publication list and any conference papers delivered and including the names of two referees

- two letters of reference
- candidates invited for interview will be further asked to send a sample of their recent work writing (one hard copy only, plus an electronic copy) on a topic relevant to some aspect of the project – either a chapter of the doctoral dissertation, or a published work, or a work-in-progress – of no more than 7000 words

Materials should be sent to:

Prof Claire Preston, Department of English, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT. Referees should be asked by the candidate to send their letters of reference directly to Prof Preston but may, if they wish, email them to by the same date. Interviews for this post will take place on Friday 25th January 2013 in Edgbaston.

UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges

The UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges is delighted to announce that our first event of 2013 will be a special lecture by Professor Nigel Smith of Princeton University. He will speak on Literature, Politics and the Dutch Republic.

The lecture will take place at 6pm on Thurs 24th January in Christopher Ingold G21, Ramsay Lecture Theatre. All welcome. For maps and directions, please see

Other events this term are:

Wed 6th February, Foster Court 114, 6pm: Early Modern Women and Drama

Special guest speakers: Alison Findlay (Lancaster) and Marion Wynne-Davies (Surrey).

Yasmin Arshad (UCL) and Emma Whipday (UCL) will also introduce their forthcoming production of Samuel Daniel's Tragedie of Cleopatra (see below).

Sun 3rd March: a performance of Samuel Daniel's Tragedie of Cleopatra.

Further details to follow.

This production is generously supported by the 'Gained in Translation' programme of the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction, the UCL European Institute, and FIGS (Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, Arts and Humanities, UCL).

20th March, Foster Court 114, 4.30pm: Social, Intellectual and Political Networks and Exchanges across the Italian Peninsula (1500-1700)

Speakers: Simone Testa (British Library) and Gianfrancesco Lorenza (Royal Holloway).

For project information see The Italian Academies 1525 - 1700 and Italian Academies Database.

For more information on the UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, please see Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested. Apologies for cross-posting.
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