Medieval and Renaissance Summer School

The first Birkbeck Medieval and Renaissance Summer School will be hosted by the School of Arts, for those currently in or moving towards postgraduate study.

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: Book your place

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 Dorigen Caldwell, Dr Stephen Clucas, Dr Isabel Davis, Dr Adam Smyth, and Professor Sue Wiseman.

And, of course, the Summer School will end with a party.

Please book early as places are limited.

View the Summer School programme.

Book your place