Except where noted, seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons, 4-6pm in Queens MR3. All events will be video-conferenced between Streatham and Tremough. Refreshments will follow the papers and discussion.
2 October: Prof. Nicholas McDowell (English), ‘The English Rabelais: Translation, Morality and Fiction from the Elizabethans to Sterne’
16 October: Robert Yarington’s Two Lamentable Tragedies (1601): a performance-based workshop led by Emma Whipday (UCL)
29 October: The Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture. Prof. Sir John Elliott (Emeritus Regius Professor, Oxford), ‘England in the age of Philip II,’ Amory Moot Room, 6:30pm.
30 October: Dr. Todd Gray (Pilgrim Trust Ancient Bench Ends Project), ‘Vernacular Carving and English Church Seats, 1470 to 1700′
13 November: The Poly-Olbion Project. An introduction to this new AHRC research project, with Andrew McRae, Philip Schwyzer, Dan Cattell and Sjoerd Levelt.
27 November: Prof. Andy Wood (Durham), ‘Brave Minds and Hard Hands: Drama and Popular Politics in the Hungry 1590s’
11 December: Dr. Felicity Henderson (English), ‘Bodies of Evidence: Robert Hooke and the Construction of the Scientific Self’
Terms 2 and 3
Scheduled events include talks by Professor Patricia Parker (Stanford) and Professor David Norbrook (Oxford), a mini-symposium on early modern medical history, and a half-day workshop on classical reception in the Renaissance. Full programme coming soon.