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CFP EMSE 2023: Early Modern Sensory Encounters

The University of Oxford and the Open University invite papers for our annual interdisciplinary Early Modern Sensory Experiences (EMSE) conference.

This year’s conference, ‘Sensory Encounters’, welcomes papers that consider sensory experiences as instances or reflections of cultural exchange and which discuss possible methodologies and approaches to this particular subject.

For further details, see the CFP here.

28th November 2022

CFP: Early Modern Sensory Experiences

The CFP for our next annual conference is now open! This first annual conference on the theme of 'Early Modern Sensory Experiences' will take place at Kellogg College, Oxford on 9-10 June 2022. The CFP closes on 14 January 2022. For further details see here.

11th November 2021

The Wedding of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, 1625

Dr. Sara Wolfson, Staff Tutor and Lecturer in History, has published a co-edited volume with Dr. Marie-Claude Canova-Green on The Wedding of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, 1625: Celebrations and Controversy. The union of 1625 between Charles Stuart, the Protestant king of Great Britain, and Henrietta Maria, a Catholic Bourbon princess, was a unique cross-confessional alliance in post-Reformation Europe. The volume brings together literary, art, music, and political-cultural scholars to explore for the first time the variety of celebrations that accompanied the match. ...

4th November 2021

Burghley 500

2020/21 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of William Cecil (Lord Burghley from 1572), one of the most important statesmen and patrons of the Elizabethan age. Monday 20 September saw the start of a major three-day conference at St John’s College Cambridge exploring the breadth and significance of Burghley’s activities as well as gathering together new research into Burghley and his world. ...

4th November 2021

Hell in the Byzantine World

These landmark volumes, by OU Art History's Angeliki Lymberopoulou, provide the first large-scale investigation of this imagery found across the Byzantine and post-Byzantine world, with a special emphasis on the imagery produced on Venetian Crete (1204-1669).

1st November 2021

CFP Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places: Courtly Encounters

Our Call for Papers is now open for the annual MEM Spaces & Places conference. More info here

5th November 2019

Spaces & Places: Experiencing the Court Conference was a success!

Thanks to everybody who attended and spoke at our Experiencing the Court conference in Greenwich. We're hoping to write up a report on the event.

We'll be putting together the call for papers for the next one soon!

18th April 2019

Professor Brown's book out

Professor Richard Brown's book, The Art of The Faerie Queene came out in December 2018. The Art of The Faerie Queene is the first book centrally focused on the forms and poetic techniques employed by Spenser. It offers a sharp new perspective on Spenser by rereading The Faerie Queene as poetry which is at once absorbing, demanding and experimental.

4th March 2019

conference registration now open!

We are delighted to announce registration for our annual Spaces & Places conference is now open! This year’s theme is ‘Experiencing the Court’ and will take place 3-4 April 2019 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich. Please register before 1 March 2019: 

23rd January 2019

Sensory Experiences Seminars

Our first Sensory Experience Seminar will take place on 4 February 2019! more details here:

8th January 2019

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