London Renaissance Seminar: Thinking Upon Death - Wills and Bereavement Writing in Renaissance London

Saturday 10th November 2018, 13:00-17:00
Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts

Speakers: Professor Vanessa Harding, Professor Kate Hodgkin and Professor Ralph Houlbrooke

13.00 Arrival and coffee

13.15  Welcome and Introduction. Anna Cusack (Birkbeck)

14.20  Vanessa Harding, ‘ “I bequeath my body to the earth”: wills, willmaking and funeral planning’

14.50  Kate Hodgkin, ‘Death, melancholy and the languages of loss in early modern spiritual autobiography’

15:20  Questions

15.30  Refreshments

15.50 Ralph Houlbrooke, ‘Funerals and commemoration of former Lord Mayors of London, c. 1550- c. 1650

16.20 Questions

16.30. Panel discussion

17:00  Close

The London Renaissance Seminar (LRS) is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of early modern history, literature, and culture. It meets regularly at Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square. Anyone with a serious academic interest in the Renaissance is welcome and no registration is necessary.

For further information about this seminar contact Sue Wiseman or Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

To join the LRS mailing list, please contact Tom Healy
Twitter: @LondRenaissance