UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges: History of the Book

Wednesdays at 4.30pmFoster Court 243

15th December: History of the Book

William Sherman (York, English), Mapping the World of Knowledge: Hernando Colon and the Biblioteca Colombina

Henry Woudhuysen (UCL, English), Continental Books in late 16th- and 17th-century England: Gabriel Harvey and Ben Jonson

All welcome. For more information, see www.ucl.ac.uk/eme, or contact Helen Hackett (h.hackett@ucl.ac.uk) or Alexander Samson (a.samson@ucl.ac.uk).

Erasmus Mundus Fellowships available for PhD projects in early modern studies

TEEME - Text and Event in Early Modern Europe - is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the Humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic).

For the first edition of the programme, to be launched in September 2011, nine generously funded Fellowships are being offered for both EU and non-EU students. The deadline for applications is 16th January 2011.

Further details about the programme and the Fellowships are available on the TEEME website:http://www.teemeurope.eu/index.html

The Society for Court Studies:

UK Seminars

Seminars are held at 6pm at The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy SquareLondon W1T 5DX. The Annual General Meeting will take place at 5.45 pm on 20 June, immediately preceding the seminar paper.

14 February
Edward Town (Sussex University and the National Trust) and
Olivia Fryman (Kingston University and Historic Royal Palaces)
Fabricating a Courtier House: Lionel Cranfield at Chelsea, 1619-1624

14 March
Professor Miles Taylor (Institute of Historical Research)
The Diamond Jubilee of 1897: The Making and Unmaking of a Royal Event

4 April
Professor J. R. Christianson (Luther College Iowa)
Science and Religion at the Court of Denmark, 1550-1596

9 May
Dr Marika Keblusek (Leiden University)
Three 'First Ladies' in The Hague: Rivalries and Alliances at the Courts of Mary Stuart, Elizabeth of Bohemia and Amalia van Solms

20 June
Dr Jonathan Spangler (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Another Charles Restored in 1660?: The Re-establishment of the Court of Charles IV of Lorraine

3 October
Dr Barrie Cook (British Museum)
“The King offereth but only Gold”: Coins and Royal Ceremony in Tudor and early Stuart England

14 November
Dr Gordon Higgott (St Paul’s Cathedral) and Dr A. V. Grimstone (Pembroke CollegeCambridge)
Edward Pearce senior (fl. 1630-d.1658): Decorative Artist, Landscape Painter and Collaborator of Inigo Jones

12 December
Dr Erin Griffey (University of Auckland)
Behind Closed Doors: Storing Household Goods at the Stuart Courts

History in Travel Narratives 1589-1826, Paris > December 2010

Joint conference organised by PRISMES (CREA XVIII, Epistémè), Sorbonne nouvelle, and CIERL, Quebec 

Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, 11-12 December, 2010 

Call for papers 

This conference will examine the representation of history in travel 
narrative. A European's perception of countries and peoples with no «history » is not the same as that of « civilised » nations. What model of 
historical change do travel narratives project?history as a decline from 
some mythical or mythicised origin, cyclical history, history as the 
unfolding of a providential design, as progress ? The evolution of those 
categories over the period considered will be investigated ; this period 
stretches from 1589, which saw the publication of Richard Hakluyt's 
Principal Navigations, to 1826, when William Ellis's Narrative of a Tour 
through Hawaii came out. 

What is the influence of historiography at any given time on the 
representation of history as experience in travel literature ? How does 
travel narrative validate its status as historiography ? 

>From a more anthropological viewpoint, does the discovery of new or 
different spaces or places shape the perception and construction of time 
? Is there any interaction between the conception of space and that of 
time, between the depiction of spaces and that of time, especially of the 
time needed for the evolution of manners, customs and institutions which 
differ from those familiar to the traveller ? Does this entail a 
relativisation of time ? How does a European (or Europeanised) nation?s 
past constrain the analysis of the fabric and customs of the areas 
visited ? Is the historicisation of lived experience limited ? What is 
the impact of measuring instruments on this experience and the account 

Those are some of the questions which will be addressed in this conference. 

Voyages from and to Great-Britain will be of particular, but not 
exclusive, interest. 

Please send proposals?200-250 words for papers not exceeding 30 minutes 
before 15 June 2010 to Isabelle Bour (Isabelle.Bour@univ-paris3.fr), Line 
Cottegnies (Line.Cottegnies@univ-paris3.fr) and Thierry Belleguic 

L. Cottegnies 
Institut du Monde anglophone 
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Shakespeare's Globe: PG Seminar on Early Modern Gender

9 December 6-8pm

Shakespeare’s Globe will be hosting a seminar that assembles a small group of postgraduate scholars to examine gender in early modern England. How was gender constructed throughout this period? And how was it represented in early modern drama? The seminar is open to research students, theatre practitioners and academics.

Papers include:

Helen Barker (Shakespeare Institute): Reviewing Rape in Early Modern England

Sarah Lewis (King’s College London): Ophelia “in russet mantle clad”: the delayed daughters of Hamlet and Patient Grisill

Claire Waters (St. Catherine’s College, Oxford): Shakespeare’s Other Women: Approaching Female Ageing in Shakespeare’s Drama

This is a free event, but please register by sending your name and institution affiliation to globeresearch@hotmail.co.uk.

UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges: History of the Book

The UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges is delighted to invite you to a
series of seminars for the autumn term. Seminars will take place at 4.30pm
on Wednesdays in Foster Court 243. For maps and directions, please see

Details are as follows:

8th December. History of the Book

William Sherman (York, English), Mapping the World of Knowledge: Hernando
Colon and the Biblioteca Colombina
Henry Woudhuysen (UCL, English), Continental Books in late 16th and 17th
century England: Gabriel Harvey and Ben Jonson

Information can also be found athttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/eme/Events  or by
contacting Helen Hackett (h.hackett@ucl.ac.uk) or Alexander Samson
(a.samson@ucl.ac.uk). All welcome; we hope you can join us.

UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges: Renaissance Virtues: Privation and Manipulation

Wednesdays at 4.30pmFoster Court 243

8th December: Renaissance Virtues: Privation and Manipulation

Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, History), Machiavelli and the Manipulation of Virtue

Angus Gowland (UCL, History), European Melancholy

Jeremy Robbins (Edinburgh, Spanish), The Place of Virtue in Baltasar Gracián's Aphorism

All welcome. For more information, see www.ucl.ac.uk/eme, or contact Helen Hackett (h.hackett@ucl.ac.uk) or Alexander Samson (a.samson@ucl.ac.uk).