CALL FOR PAPERS: An Anatomy of England: Material culture and early modern character sketches


Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Paris Saclay, Laboratoire DYPAC (Dynamiques Patrimoniales et Culturelles) EA 2449

The early 17th century vogue for the literary genre of the character sketch reached a height in England after the Protestant humanist Isaac Casaubon published his Latin translation of Theophrastus’s Characters in 1592. Many authors engaged in the challenging formal and stylistic constraints of the character sketch and contributed anatomies of early modern English society. While the golden age glorifying the early Stuarts was celebrated in masques, and the iron age was castigated in pamphlets, character sketches turned out to be precious tools, either to celebrate ideal types and the Christian-Stoic ethos, or to shed light on the alteration process within a changing world, if not a poisoned world, as testified by the sensational Overbury murder case in 1613.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Maternal Influences in the Medieval and Early Modern World

4 November 2019
Queen Mary University of London

We are seeking participants for a workshop on medieval and early modern motherhood. In recent years, scholarship has sought to illuminate motherhood in the medieval and early modern world as a distinct category of experience in the lives of women. This workshop will consider the various ways in which pre-modern motherhood was medicalised, moralised, theorised and visualised from conception and pregnancy through to childbirth, child-rearing and other ‘alternative’ ways of mothering.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Rituals of motherhood such as churching or lying-in ceremonies
  • Breastfeeding and infant feeding
  • Midwives and mothers; wet-nurses and mothers
  • Advice to mothers
  • Women’s writings about motherhood
  • Religion and motherhood (including saints and spiritual motherhood)
  • Maternal authority, particularly over children
  • Relationships between mothers and fathers

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to by 14 June. Please indicate in your email whether you would like to present a traditional 20-minute paper or a 5-10-minute overview of your research. We especially welcome PhD students and ECRs.

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Maguire or Lauren Cantos.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 30th Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

31th October - 2nd November 2019, Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée (IRMA), Strasbourg, France

The Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics is an annual international conference aimed at PhD and postdoctoral students (young scholars) in the history and philosophy of mathematics.

In 2019 the Novembertagung will be held in Strasbourg. Lodging will be at the CIARUS from 30/10 to 02/11 and the conferences at the IRMA, from 31/10 to 02/11. The invited speakers are June Barrow-Green (Open University) and Roy Wagner (ETH Zurich).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Medieval and Early Modern Studies Symposium ‘Sex and Gender Politics’

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Date: 9 October 2019

Keynote speaker: Dr Elena Woodacre (University of Winchester), author of The Queens Regnant of Navarre: succession, politics and partnership, 1274-1512, lead editor of the Routledge History of Monarchy, founder of the Royal Studies Network

This one-day event hosted by the Medieval and Early Modern Studies research group at Northumbria University, Newcastle, brings together academics, early career researchers, and PhD students for an interdisciplinary symposium linking new and more traditional approaches to medieval and early modern gender studies broadly defined.

Recent years have seen a proliferation of approaches to gender studies to include, for example, incorporation of LGBTQ and challenging heteronormativity, history of emotions, and the recognition that to understand gender relations, we must equally study both femininity and masculinity. At the same time, interdisciplinary approaches, from literature, archaeology, music, history, linguistics, art and performance, continue to provide us with new and exciting ways of unlocking experiences of the past as both physical and sexual, as well as structured by gendered social norms.

We invite 250-word proposals for 20-minute papers on the theme of ‘Sex and Gender Politics’ but are also open to other formats (roundtable discussions, shorter work-in-progress papers, performances, reconstructions, posters etc). We hope that the informal atmosphere of a symposium will provide a friendly forum for both developed work as well as work-in-progress and trying out new ideas.

We welcome proposals relating to gender, sex and politics in their broadest senses. Moreover, we understand the term ‘politics’ broadly, as incorporating both governance and power relations between individuals and groups, therefore relating to court and diplomacy, local, family, and religious politics.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Expressions of identity
  • Mistresses and favourites
  • Cross-dressing on stage and beyond
  • Sexual violence and harassment 
  • Representation and iconography
  • Sexuality and eroticism
  • Authority and power
  • History of emotions
  • Consumerism and material culture
  • Work and leisure
  • Boundaries, restrictions, limitations, and resistance

Please email your proposals to Katarzyna Kosior by 8 July 2019.


Anərkē Shakespeare presents Shakespeare's Tragedy of Richard II

Anərkē Shakespeare

~ sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast ~


Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Richard II

Tuesday 13 August - Saturday 17 August, 7.30pm and Sunday 18 August, 2.00pm
The Rose Playhouse, 56 Park Street, London, SE1 9AR
+44 (0)20 7261 9565
To buy tickets click here

From 13th-18th August The Rose Playhouse, Bankside hosts the return season of Anərkē Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of King Richard II (in association with the Centre for Global Shakespeare at Queen Mary University of London).

Anərkē Shakespeare is a new, innovative theatre company that combines creative practice with scholarly research, inspired by the working conditions in which Shakespeare conceived his plays. Shakespeare’s “myriad minded” text is brought to life by a diverse, gender-blind, actor-led ensemble in an intensively short rehearsal period, without a director!

Shakespeare would not have known what a theatrical director was. Early modern theatre was a process of joint decision making in a collective enterprise. The actors staged and performed the plays. Together.

Anərkē Shakespeare creates raw, fast-paced theatre: all discoveries and decisions are made on the floor by the actors in relationship to each other and the text without the imposition of a single conceptual vision. We are committed to changing the way theatre is created and received, sharing Shakespeare’s text in new and democratically accessible ways, to empower the audience’s own critical engagement.

This timely rendition of Richard II, with its warring internal factions, troubles over Ireland, anxiety to keep England ‘Great’ and crucial deposition of the king, reflects the unstable political machinations of our time, in the historical venue of the Rose Theatre, site of the first Elizabethan theatre on Bankside, London. Preserving the foundations of the early modern playhouse, it is a liminal space—a palimpsest of place and time, like the company and the production.

The audience, together with the cast, will work imagination to bring to life the Sceptred Isle of England, in this film noir, naked-framed perspective of RICHARD THE SECOND – Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece: a play of mirrors, balanced and hinged, in repeated chiasmus—heroes and anti-heroes, solitariness and community, substance and shadow.

In the hollow crown of a King keeps death his court, and inside this emptiness we find ourselves, facing Richard in his mirror. A haunting, rendering of the insatiable desire for power, the fragility of family, the dangers of vain and self-conceit and the tension between solipsism and shared grief.

Performing Restoration Shakespeare

Invitation to a Showcase at Shakespeare’s Globe, 17 July 2019

Come and learn about Restoration Shakespeare and watch live performances of music and scenes from two of the most popular Restoration-era adaptations of Shakespeare, The Tempest and Macbeth!

On the afternoon of 17 July, ‘Performing Restoration Shakespeare’—a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council—is holding a Restoration Shakespeare showcase in the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our sold-out production of Restoration Macbeth, staged at the Folger Theatre (Washington, DC) in 2018. You will get unique insights from the Folger’s cast, stage director and musical director, and you will find out why Restoration-era adaptations of Shakespeare can be popular with audiences today. You’ll gain insights into the value of embedding scholars in the entire rehearsal and creative process. And you’ll hear first-hand accounts of how such collaborations unfolded in our production of Macbeth. Please join us for an afternoon of music, drama and discussion.

BOOKING: entry to the event is free, but we kindly ask that you register in advance:

For information on how to get to the venue, visit here

Event Schedule

16:00-16:05 Welcome (Will Tosh, Shakespeare’s Globe)
16:05-16:25 Research project overview: scope, method, activities and findings (Richard Schoch and Amanda Eubanks Winkler, project leaders)
16:25-16:40 Live performance of a musical scene from a Restoration version of The Tempest
16:40-17:00 Live performance of a monologue from Davenant’s Macbeth with Kate Eastwood Norris from the 2018 Folger production
17:00-17:30 Roundtable: Will Tosh, Globe; Robert Richmond, stage director, Macbeth; Bob Eisenstein, musical director, Macbeth
17:30-18:00 Q&A session
18:00-19:00 Informal drinks

Restoration Shakespeare

When the English civil war began in 1642, the theatres were shut down. When the theatres reopened in 1660 upon the restoration of the monarchy, few new plays were available. As a consequence, the theatre companies returned to the pre-1642 classics of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. But they did not perform Shakespeare’s plays the way that Shakespeare’s own company had done decades earlier. In the Restoration theatre, women (and not boy actors) played women’s roles; the new indoor theatres were equipped with a proscenium arch and moveable scenery; and song, music and dance featured much more prominently.

To read more about Restoration Shakespeare, visit how restoration playwrights reshaped Shakespeare plays

The Project

The project ‘Performing Restoration Shakespeare', led by Queen’s University Belfast, investigates how Restoration adaptations of Shakespeare succeeded in performance originally (1660-1714) and how they can succeed in performance today. It was launched in July 2017 in a successful partnership with Shakespeare’s Globe. Together, we held scholar-artist workshops and public performances in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse of dramatic and musical scenes from Thomas Shadwell’s operatic Restoration-era adaptation of The Tempest (1674). Building on that initial success, we then collaborated with the Folger Shakespeare Library to hold scholar-artist workshops that led to a professional production of Davenant’s Macbeth (1664) in the Folger Theatre. The entire run was sold out before opening night and attracted wide press coverage, including both a feature article and a review in The Washington Post.

To find out more about the project, visit Restoration Shakespeare

Changing Histories - Rethinking the Early Modern History Play


King’s College London, hosted by the London Shakespeare Centre, 4th–5th July 2019

Confirmed plenary speakers: Tracey Hill (Bath Spa University); Paulina Kewes (University of Oxford); and Emma Smith (University of Oxford)

Detail from ‘A True Chronology of all the Kings of England from Brute’ (c.1635)

We are delighted to announce that registration for Changing Histories: Rethinking the early modern history play is now open. Please click here to register.

The conference fees are:
• £25/day (Standard Rate)
• £15/day (Concessionary Rate: for students or unsalaried delegates)

Changing Histories is a two-day conference that aims to offer a reappraisal of the early modern history play.  Critical accounts of the “history play” have tended to concentrate on the categorization of plays in Shakespeare’s First Folio and to define the genre as the dramatization of medieval English monarchical history. However, early modern dramatists, audiences, publishers, and readers looked far beyond Shakespeare and these parameters.  Changing Histories seeks to explore the application of the term “history” during the period, question enduring critical views of historical drama, and examine the interconnections between texts representing a range of different pasts – including classical, biblical, pre-Christian British, European, Middle Eastern, and recent histories.

Changing Histories offers a rich programme of contributions from UK-based and international scholars, and includes keynote papers from Tracey Hill (Bath Spa), Paulina Kewes (Oxford), Emma Smith (Oxford), and Emma Whipday (Newcastle). It also features a practice-as-research performance workshop, led by James Wallace, Artistic Director of The Dolphin’s Back, which will explore how casting, staging, and reading practices can help shape our understanding of early modern historical drama.

A draft programme is available on our website.
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Changing Histories is generously supported by grants from the London Shakespeare Centre, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at KCL, and the Society for Renaissance Studies.


Provisional Programme 

Day 1: 4th July

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 10:30 Keynote 1

Paulina Kewes (University of Oxford) – ‘Hamlet and the Staging of Danish History’

10:30 – 11:50 Panel 1: Originating Histories

Romola Nuttall (King’s College London) – ‘Mythical history and historic myth: Thomas Hughes’ The Misfortunes of Arthur’

Fraser McIlwraith (University of Oxford) – ‘An entrance for all disorders’: Macbeth and the Jacobean response to Robert Persons’s A Conference about the Next Succession to the Crown of England (1594/5)’

Sofie Kluge (University of Southern Denmark) – ‘Problematizing History: Lope de Vega’s Columbus-Play and Dramatic Historiography in Golden Age Spain’

11:50 – 12:50 Lunch

12:50 – 14:10 Panel 2: Playing Histories

Stephen Longstaffe (University of Nottingham) – ‘After Shakespeare: William Kemp and the medieval English history play’

Elizabeth Tavares (Pacific University Oregon) – ‘Men on Wire; or, The Queen’s Players and Their Extratheatricals’

Gerit Quealy (Independent Scholar) – ‘Duelling Histories: Insights and Insults from Philip Sidney to Thomas Nashe’

14:10 – 15:30 Panel 3: Speaking/Feeling Histories

Ann Kaegi (University of Hull) – ‘Traumatic Histories: Replaying the past on the English Renaissance stage’

Molly Clark (University of Oxford) – ‘Histories Transformed: Subversive verse form from Horestes to Edward IV’

David Hasberg Zirak-Schmidt (Aarhus University) – ‘“Sad Stories of the Death of Kings”: A Computationally Assisted Approach to Mourning in Shakespeare’s History Plays’

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee/Tea

15:50 – 17:10 Panel 4: Counselling Histories

Lorna Wallace (University of Stirling) – ‘Classical Counsel as Negative Example in Matthew Gwinne’s Nero’

Nicolas Thibault (Sorbonne Université) – ‘“What’s done was with advice enough”: Questioning the authority of the royal word in four late Elizabethan histories’

Nicole Mennell (University of Sussex) – ‘Natural History in the History Plays: The Case of the Lion King’

17:10 – 18:10 Keynote 2

Tracey Hill (Bath Spa University) – ‘“Bones of mee then I haue heard lyes": Civic history and the invention of Dick Whittington’

Wine reception

Day 2: 5th July

9:00 – 10:00 Keynote 3

Emma Smith (University of Oxford) – ‘True History: Tautology or Paradox?’

10:00 – 11:20 Panel 5: Fragmenting Histories

Jessica Chiba (Royal Holloway University) – ‘To the ending of the world’: The World-Historical perspective in Henry V’

Felicity Brown (University of Oxford) – ‘“Various historie”: The Misfortunes of Arthur’

Johannes Schlegel (University Würzburg) – ‘“Turning th’accomplishment of many years / Into an hour-glass”: Relating History in King Henry V’

11:20 – 11:40 Coffee/Tea

11:40 – 13:00 Panel 6: Stuart-ing Histories

Warren Chernaik (King’s College London) – ‘History as Warning: Middleton, Massinger, and the Censors’

Jitka Štollová (University of Oxford) – ‘Shaping Richard III after Shakespeare’

Martin Moraw (Boǧaziçi University) – ‘Middleton’s Aleatory Allegory’

13:00 – 13:50 Lunch

13:50 – 15:10 Panel 7: Sourcing Histories

Kit Heyam (University of Plymouth) – ‘Christopher Marlowe as historiographer: Shaping early modern narratives of Edward II’

Niall Allsopp (University of Exeter) – ‘Contingency and Consent: 1660s Heroic Dramas as History Plays’

Andrew Duxfield (University of Liverpool) – ‘“so honourable and stately a historie”: Tamburlaine the Great and Narrative Verse History’

15:10 – 16:40 Coffee/Tea and Workshop

The Dolphin’s Back: Henslowe’s Histories (led by James Wallace)

16:40 – 18:00 Panel 8: Performing/Refashioning Histories

Hailey Bachrach (King’s College London) – ‘Genre Trouble: How Female Characters Reshape Shakespeare’s Histories’

Jakub Boguszak (University of Southampton) – ‘Casting histories’

Hester Lees-Jeffries (University of Cambridge) – ‘“How it must have been”: History plays and the novels of Hilary Mantel’

18:00 – 19:00 Keynote 4

Emma Whipday (Newcastle University) – ‘“The most here present, know this to be true”: Domestic Tragedy as “Horrible” History’

Dinner (at Bryn Williams, Somerset House)


Critical accounts of the early modern “history play” have tended to use the classification of plays in Shakespeare’s First Folio to define the genre and align it with the dramatization of medieval English monarchical history. However, early modern dramatists, audiences, publishers, and readers looked far beyond these parameters. If our definition of the “history play” is expanded to incorporate a wider range of histories (including material that was believed to be historical), then the genre explodes both geographically and temporally. It would include, for example, classical history, biblical history, pre-Christian British history, European and Middle Eastern history, and recent history. This approach to the genre closely reflects how history was actually used, debated, and dramatized during the period, and draws attention to the connections and shared influences between plays engaging with very different historical subjects. It encourages a close examination of repertory patterns and evidence for lost plays (which have been overlooked in discussions of the history play) and raises crucial issues of reception, such as whether the agency for defining “history” ultimately lay with the individual spectators and readers of the plays. King Lear as an account of the lived past would appear very differently to a playgoer reliant on plays and ballads for their understanding for the past than it would to a reader of Camden’s sceptical Britannia.

CELL: Seventeenth-Century Libraries: Problems & Perspectives

Centre for Editing Lives & Letters (CELL)
University College London
June 6th-8th 2019
Venue: University College London, IAS Common Ground

This symposium brings together a group of UK-based academics and librarians, as well as key Continental scholars, in an attempt to consolidate current research, for the first time, on seventeenth-century libraries and book collecting. Much research has been done, but it remains scattered across disciplinary divides. Until separate findings have been amalgamated, we will not be able to establish the patterns of book acquisition and library formation for this important period.

Seventeenth-Century Libraries: Problems & Perspectives will address questions of topography and typology, networks of library activity, administration, visual identity, dispersal, owners and content, and definitions of public and private. The symposium will also confront current topics of cultural and intellectual history – especially heritage and antiquarianism, the circulation and management of knowledge, and the rise of consumerism and the culture of collecting, as presented in such books as Arthur MacGregor’s Curiosity and Enlightenment (2007), Ann Blair’s Too Much to Know (2010), and Linda Levy Peck’s Consuming Splendor (2005).

CALL FOR PAPERS: 13th International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

The Thirteenth International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference 6-9 June 2019, Trondheim, Norway

HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
THEME: Natures, Pictures: Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity

The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers.

Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:
  • art history
  • social history
  • book history
  • digital humanities
  • the history of science
  • political theory
  • literature
  • ecocriticism
  • gender studies
  • philosophy
  • translation studies
  • pedagogical approaches

The 2019 conference will feature invited speaker Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World (2014):

Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poems, four collections of essays, six novels, and a work of nonfiction. In 2012 she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. Her most recent novel The Blazing World was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Los Angeles Book Prize for Fiction 2014. Hustvedt has a PhD in English from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at the Dewitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry in the Psychiatry Department of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

Abstracts of 150 to 200 words should be emailed to Lara Dodds ( and Lisa Walters ( together with a brief CV by December 1st, 2018.

For more information, or to register for the conference, please visit the website of the Margaret Cavendish Society

Launch Event for the Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

We’d like to invite you to the launch of The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance (OUP, 2019) at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research on Wednesday 29th May from 2pm.

Dr Jennifer Nevile will give the keynote paper, entitled ‘Ballet Plots, a Pike Exhibition, Fireworks and Alchemy: An Early Seventeenth-Century Dance Master’s Notebook’.
Dr Anne Daye will lead a Shakespearean dance workshop.
Dr Lynsey McCulloch and Dr Brandon Shaw will introduce this new handbook, the first edited collection to examine the relationship between Shakespeare and dance.

It would be wonderful to see you there. If you have any queries or would like further information, please contact Lynsey McCulloch at

For directions to the Centre for Dance Research at the ICE Building in Coventry

London Renaissance Seminar: The Violent Household

Friday 24 May 2-5.30pm /2-7.30pm, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck

1.30-2 Coffee

2.00 Iman Sheeha ‘“My master’s kindness pleads to me for life”: servants in the violent household’

2.25 Emma Whipday, ‘Deadly domesticity: violent homes on the early modern stage’

2.50 Lucy Clarke, ‘“I saw him come into your house an hour ago”: the (in)observable household and the state in Arden of Faversham and A Yorkshire Tragedy


3.30 Tea

4.00 Rachel Holmes, ‘The violation of clandestine marriage’

4.25 Laura Seymour, ‘Non-conformist gestures and violent households’

4.50 Sarah Birt, ‘“I did think her to be a humane good woman”: serving apprenticeships in violent households in early modern London’


5.30 Break

6.00 ‘Cry up Liberty!’

Eleanor Warr directs her play re-animating records of Milton’s conflicts with his daughters

Panel and Discussion

7.30 Close

Organisers: Rebecca Tomlin & Sue Wiseman

Contact: Sue Wiseman or Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference

Registration deadline: 31 March 2019

Key Information

Location: King's College London, Strand Campus, London
Dates: Wednesday 24 April - Friday 26 April 2019


The BSHP gratefully acknowledges support from King’s College London Philosophy Department and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Programme and Plenary Speakers

In addition to concurrent sessions, the programme will include the following plenary speakers:
  • MM McCabe, King’s College London (Ancient Philosophy);
  • John Marenbon, University of Cambridge (Medieval Philosophy);
  • Susan James, Birkbeck College (Early Modern Philosophy);
  • Michael Beaney, King’s College London and Humboldt University of Berlin (Historiography);
  • Karyn Lai, UNSW, Sidney (Chinese Philosophical Tradition);
  • Cristina Chimisso, Open University (20th Century Philosophy).

Annual Conference – Provisional Programme

The BSHP gratefully acknowledges support from King’s Philosophy Department, and King’s Arts & Humanities Faculty.


9:30-11:00 (Great Hall)
Introduction & Ancient Philosophy Plenary
MM McCabe (King’s College London), Glaucon, Gyges and the Good

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-1:00: Four Concurrent Sessions

Venues: Great Hall; Small Committee Room; Council Room; River Room

1) Symposium: The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle
  • John Sellars (Royal Holloway), Introduction
  • Michael Griffin (University of British Columbia), Commentary as Philosophy in Late Antiquity 
  • Sir Richard Sorabji (King’s College London & Oxford), How Greek Philosophy spread from two directions to Khushru I, king of Persia from 531 CE

2) Early Modern Philosophy
  • JD Lyonhart (University of Cambridge), Wrangling about Innate ideas? Reflections upon Locke and Cudworth
  • David Bartha (Central European University), Locke, Berkeley and Malebranche on divine nature 
  • Jon W. Thompson (King’s College London), Individuation, Identity, and Resurrection in Thomas Jackson and John Locke

3) Modern Philosophy
  • Andrew Cooper (University of Warwick), Coleridge on the science of life
  • Rory Phillips (University College London), Fichte on Optimism and Pessimism
  • John-Baptiste Oduor (University of Essex), Schelling’s solution to the conflict between Metaphysical Rationalism and Freedom in the Philosophical Letters on Dogmatism and Criticism

4) 20th Century Philosophy
  • Sophia M. Connell (Birkbeck College London), Alice Ambrose and Early Analytic Philosophy
  • Sean Crawford (University of Manchester), Dorothy Wrinch on Judgment as a Multiple Relation 
  • Sebastian Sunday (University of Oxford), Austin on analysis

1:00-2:00 Sandwich Lunch, provided by KCL catering (Venue TBC)

2:00-3:15 Medieval Philosophy Plenary
  • John Marenbon (University of Cambridge), Rethinking Medieval Western Philosophy

3:15-3:30 Short Break

3:30-5:00: Four Concurrent Sessions
Venues: Great Hall; Small Committee Room; Council Room; River Room

1) Ancient/Medieval Philosophy
  • Jesse Johann Wilson (University of Southern California), Better than Best: A Puzzle about Happiness in Aristotle and Aquinas
  • María Elton Bulnes (Instituto de Filosofía, Santiago), Why is Thomas Aquinas not a compatibilist? 
  • Carlo Cogliati (King’s College London), Aquinas and Nishida

2) Early Modern Philosophy
  • Paola Romero (London School of Economics), Kant & Hobbes on Political Conflict 
  • Giovanni Gellera (Université de Lausanne), Sympathy for the Hobbes, A Scottish Calvanist Reception of Hobbes in the manuscript of James Dundas's Idea Philosophiae Moralis (1679)
3) Modern Philosophy
  • Patrick J. Connolly (Lehigh University), Susanna Newcome’s Moral Philosophy
  • Mariagrazia Portera (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities – Edinburgh), Charles Darwin on beauty: a reassessment of his English and Scottish aesthetic sources
  • Michael J. Futch (University of Tulsa), Selfhood and Substance: Bowne’s Theory of Personal Identity
4) 20th Century
  • Landon D. C. Elkind (University of Iowa), The Search for Logical Forms: Logical Atomism as Term Busting
  • Jordi Fairhurst (Universidad de las Islas Baleares), The ethical subject and the willing subject in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  • Shunichi Takagi (University College London), Complex ≠ Fact’ (Wittgenstein, 1 July 1931)

5:00-5:30 Coffee Break

5:30-7:00 Three Concurrent Sessions

Venues: Small Committee Room; Council Room; River Room

1) Ancient Philosophy
  • Derek van Zoonen (University of Groningen), Plato’s Cognitivist Theory of Pleasure in the Philebus
  • Andrew Hull (Northwestern University), The Modal Definition of Being in Plato's Sophist
  • Emmanuele Vimercati (Pontificia Università Lateranense, Vatican City), Plutarch on Divine Order and Political Government. A Cosmological Reading of To An Uneducated Ruler

2) Symposium: The Needs of Scientific Reason in Kant
  • John Callanan (King’s College London), The Boundary of Pure Reason
  • Angela Breitenbach (University of Cambridge), Kant’s Broad Conception of Science
  • Alix Cohen (University of Edinburgh), Kant’s account of the epistemic role of the feeling of reason’s need

3) Early Modern/Modern
  • Peter West (Trinity College Dublin), John Sergeant as a Precursor to Berkeley’s Anti-Scepticism 
  • Akos Sivado (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), An Atomism of Biblical Proportions: The Reconciliation of Scriptural and Natural Knowledge in Sir William Petty's Natural Philosophy
  • George Tomlinson (Brunel University), Marx and the Philosophical Concept of Life


9:45-11:00 (Great Hall)
Early Modern Philosophy Plenary
Susan James (Birkbeck College London), The Power of Philosophical Thinking

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-1:00: Four Concurrent Sessions

Venues: Great Hall; Small Committee Room; Council Room; River Room

1) Ancient Philosophy
  • Refik Güremen (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul), Synonymy in Genus-Predication in Aristotle’s Categories and Topics
  • Harry Alanen (University of Oxford), Aristotle on Instrumental Changes
  • Keziban Der (Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey), Aristotle: Is Matter Substance or Not?

2) Medieval Philosophy
  • Ahmed Abdel Meguid (Syracuse University, NY), Towards a Thematic Reconstruction of the History of Islamic Philosophy: Philosophy as a Critique of Naturalistic Metaphysics 
  • Priyam Mathur (Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, India), Emancipating Traditional Systems: Exploring Lesser Known Knowledge Traditions within Advaita Vedanta
  • Jiang Lu (Sun Yat-sen University, P. R. China), The Problem of Intentionality Concerning Ockham’s Mental Terms

3) Early Modern Philosophy
  • Maria Vittoria Comacchi (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia), From Aristotle to Plato: Yehudah Abarbanel’s Concept of Love in the Late Fifteenth-century Neoplatonic Debate
  • Pärttyli Rinne, Academia Kantiana, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University), Kant and the System of Love of Human Beings
  • Jill Graper Hernandez (University of Texas at San Antonio), Lisbon, Redux: Early Modern Women and the Problem of (Natural) Evil

4) Modern/20th century philosophy
  • Joel Katzav (University of Queensland), Theodore and Grace de Lagunas’ Dogmatism and Evolution: Studies in Modern Philosophy
  • Katherina Kinzel (University of Vienna), Heinrich Rickert on psychologism in historical method 
  • F.M. Janssen-Lauret (University of Manchester), Founding Mothers of Analytic Philosophy: The Early Influence of Female Logicians and Metaphysicians

1:00-2:00 Sandwich Lunch, provided by KCL catering (Venue TBC)

2:00-3:15 (Great Hall)
Historiography Plenary
Michael Beaney (King’s College London & Humboldt University of Berlin), Broadening the Canon and Roaming Freely in History of Philosophy: Some Daoist Reflections on Historiography

3:15-4:15 (Great Hall) AGM

4:15-4:45 Coffee Break (River Room)

4:45-6:45 Two Concurrent Sessions

Venues: Small Committee Room; River Room

1) Symposium: British Platonism and Aesthetics in the 17th-18th Centuries
  • Organiser: Prof. Douglas Hedley (University of Cambridge)
  • Cecilia Muratori (University of Warwick), ‘Out of the Darkness, through the Fire, into the Light’: Dionysius Andreas Freher and the International Legacy of Jacob Böhme
  • Christian Hengstermann (University of Münster), Spinoza Kabbalisticus. Henry More and the English and German Pantheism Controversies
  • Adrian Mihai (University of Cambridge), Cudworth’s ‘Pleasing Horrour’ and Kant’s ‘das Erhabene’. A Missing Link to Early German Romanticism
  • Endre Szécsényi (University of Aberdeen / ELTE University, Budapest), Lord Shaftesbury’s Case: The Problems with Neo-Platonic Aesthetics

2) Symposium: Kant Through the Fregean Looking Glass 
  • Jessica Leech (King’s College London), Kant and Frege on Singular Judgment and Logical Inference
  • Tyke Nunez (Universität Leipzig), Numerability, Logicism, and the Formality of Logic
  • Andrew Stephenson (University of Southampton), Formalizing Kant’s Rules: a logic of conditional imperative and permissives
  • Mark Textor (King’s College London), Seeing Judgment through the Fregean Lens

FRIDAY 26 April

9:45-11:00 (Great Hall)
Chinese Philosophy Plenary
Karyn Lai (UNSW, Sidney), Working with constraints: navigating the world with Zhuangzi

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break (Great Hall)

11:30-1:00 Four Concurrent Sessions

Venues: Great Hall; Small Committee Room; Council Room; River Room

1) Ancient Philosophy
  • Sadie McCloud (Wheaton College), Vice in Aristotle: A Variety of Possible States
  • I Xuan Chong (University of St. Andrews), Aristotle on the Unity of the Virtues
  • Mike Coxhead (King’s College London), Virtue and the explanation of epistemic value: Aristotle and contemporary virtue epistemology

2) Hellenistic Philosophy
  • Katharine O’Reilly (University of Oxford), Cicero Reading the Cyrenaics on the Anticipation of Future Pain
  • Alex R. Gillham (Indiana University Kokomo), Epicurus on the Goodness of Knowledge 
  • Benjamin Wilck (Humboldt University Berlin), Scientific Definitions and a New Problem for Pyrrhonian Scepticism

3) Early Modern Philosophy
  • Giada Margiotto (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Judgment and Volition in Early Modern England: King, Clarke, Collins
  • Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin), Thomas Reid on Promises, Social Operations, and Liberty 
  • Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Hume, early modern atheism and the art of theological lying

4) Historiography/Methodology/Philosophy and Science
  • Konstantinos Chatzigeorgiou (University of Glasgow), How the Mind-Body Problem Shaped the Historiography of Science: Revisiting E. A. Burtt's The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science
  • Emily Herring (University of Leeds), Bergson among the Biologists
  • Yael Gazit (Tel Aviv University), History Appropriated: A Change of Perspective on Past Engagement
1:00-2:00 Sandwich Lunch, provided by KCL catering (Venue TBC)

2:00-3:15 (Great Hall)

20th Century Philosophy Plenary
Cristina Chimisso (Open University), Historical Epistemology

3:15-3:30 Short Break

3:30-5:00 Four Concurrent Sessions

Venues: Great Hall; Small Committee Room; Council Room; River Room

1) Symposium: Pyrrhonian Logic, Reconsidered
  • Máté Veres (Central European University & Eötvös Loránd University), Sextus Empiricus on sign- inference and proof in PH II
  • Johanna Schmitt (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Sextus on the necessary expertise for solving sophisms
  • Justin Vlasits (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen), Pyrrhonism and the Dialectical Methods: The Aims and Argument of PH II
2) Symposium: The Dao of Fu: On the Irreducibly Historical Nature of Chinese Philosophy
  • Roger T. Ames (Peking University, China), Chinese Culture and its Interpretive Context: The Resolutely Historical, Contrapuntal Nature of Correlative Thinking
  • Wu Genyou (Wuhan University, China), Three Metaphysical Approaches in Contemporary Sinophonic Philosophy
  • Sarah Flavel (Bath Spa University), Commentary as Philosophy: On Interpretation in the History of Daoist Thinking
  • Xiao Ouyang (University College Cork), The Problem of Creativity: a Reflection on Intellectual Progress and Aesthetic Innovation in the Chinese Tradition

3) Medieval/Renaissance/Early Modern
  • Idit Chikurel (University of Potsdam), Influences of Greek Geometrical Analysis on Maimon's Notions of Invention and Analysis
  • Valentina Zaffino (The Pontifical Lateran University, Rome), Ficino on (pseudo-)Aristotle on Providence
  • Bartosz Zukowski (University of Lodz, Poland), Secondary Qualities - Primary Issue. Gradual Subjectivization of Sense Perception and Two Patterns of Early Modern Idealism

4) Early Modern Philosophy
  • Martin Lenz (University of Groningen), Biased Beliefs: Spinoza on the Interaction of Ideas
  • Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen), Spinoza on the theological-political significance of architectural design
  • Martin Pickup (University of Oxford), The Infinity of Leibniz’s Infinite Analysis Account of Contingency 

5:00-5:30 Coffee Break (Venue TBC)

5:30-7:30 Three Concurrent Sessions

Venues: Small Committee Room; Council Room; River Room 

1) Symposium: Medieval Arabic Philosophy and its Reception

  • Andreas Lammer (University of Trier, Germany), The Early Arabic Reception of Avicenna’sAccount of Corporeality: Matter and Body in the Sixth/Twelfth Century
  • Wahid M. Amin (University of Birmingham), Quṭb al-Dīn al-Rāzī and the Problem of Universalsin the Risāla fī taḥqīq al-kulliyyāt
  • Anna-Katharina Strohschneider (University of Würzburg, Germany), Which Causes are Studied in Metaphysics? Antonio Trombetta as an Unexpected Follower of Averroes
  • Eva Sahr (University of Würzburg, Germany), Averroes’ Theory of First Principles and its Reception in Sixteenth-Century Italy

2) Symposium: Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics - A Key Philosophical Text for the Eighteenth Century
  • Aaron Wells (University of Notre Dame), Explanation in Du Châtelet’s Institutions de Physique
  • Qiu Lin (Duke University), Émilie Du Châtelet’s Views on Space
  • Monica Solomon (University of Southern California), Du Châtelet’s Philosophy of Time
  • Andrea Reichenberger (Paderborn University), Émilie Du Châtelet on Galileo’s Law of Free Fall

3) Symposium: Why we go Wrong: Evil and Moral Failure in Luther and Kant
  • Bob Stern (University of Sheffield), Human Evil and Divine Grace in Luther and Kant
  • Irina Schumski (Universität Tübingen), Kant’s Moral Principles in Circumstances of Evil
  • Anastasia Berg (University of Cambridge), Evil and the Problem of Moral Self-Knowledge
  • Martin Sticker (University of Bristol) & Joe Saunders (Durham University), Beyond the Duty / Self-love Dichotomy 

End of programme.

The BSHP gratefully acknowledges support from King’s College London Philosophy Department and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

The deadline to register is coming up. To register and see the full programme with nearly 100 papers covering all periods in the history of philosophy please go to:

Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza
Chair, British Society for the History of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
King's College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS -- UK

CALL FOR PAPERS: Othello's Island 2019: The 7th Annual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Event Date: 15 Apr 2019 to 18 Apr 2019.   Nicosia, Cyprus

A collaboration between the Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Cyprus, the University of Kent and the University of Sheffield.

Founded in 2012, Othello's Island is an annual conference looking at Medieval, Renaissance and early modern history, literature, art and other culture, held at the Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) in Nicosia, Cyprus. It brings together a wide range of academics and research students, from all over the world, to discuss their work in what we describe as a multi-disciplinary event.

​Sometimes the themes of different papers can seem very diverse, but a multi-disciplinary approach means that we encourage participants to listen to a wide range of papers, in different discipline areas, in the belief that this can lead to new, sometimes remarkable, insights.

The Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), is located in the centre of the old town of Nicosia, capital of Cyprus. In its medieval streets, surrounded by the huge Venetian walls, you will find lovely museums, shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as medieval and renaissance buildings, harking back to the medieval and renaissance period, when Cyprus was ruled by the French Lusignan royal family. Perhaps most notable of the house was the last Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, whose portrait was painted by Giorgione, Titian and other Renaissance artists.

For 2019 we are basing the conference around three themes. These are:
  • Medieval and Byzantine literature, art, architecture, culture and history
  • Shakespeare and his contemporaries
  • Early modern women writers

We also welcome proposals for ‘wild card’ papers outside of the above categories. If your proposed paper does not fit into any of the above categories, you are still welcome to submit.


If you would like to submit a paper for possible presentation at the conference please send an abstract and a brief CV (resumé) by e'mail to arrive not later than 31 January 2019.

The abstract should include:

Your full name
Your institutional affiliation (if any)
Your e'mail address
The title of your proposed paper
Your abstract (must be in English and not longer than 300 words long).

​In general we will try to let you know if your paper has been accepted not later than 28 February 2019. If you require a decision before 28 February 2019 ​on whether your paper will be included in the colloquium, please indicate this in your e'mail. Usually this will be because you need to make a funding application or other arrangements.

Papers can only be presented in person. We are sorry, we do not allow proxy or Skype-style presentations.

​All proposals and any questions should be sent to Dr Michael Paraskos with the subject line Othello 2019.  You are also advised to visit our website at for more information.

Literature and the Early Modern State



Recent decades in literary studies have seen an engagement with politics reflected not just in pamphlets and polemics, but spreading through almost every sphere of early-modern literature. At the same time, though, the status of imaginative literature in the history of political thought remains a matter of debate.

This major two-day conference aims to explore how political writing, broadly conceived, interacts with early-modern theories of state. How did writers participate in the state: by imagining it, articulating it, or even performing some of its functions? What conceptual models and scholarly methods are currently being used to understand the state, and how might they inform each other? What important insights can literary studies bring to intellectual and political histories?


Thursday 4 April

9.15-9.45: Registration

9.45-10.00: Welcome and opening remarks

10.00-11.20: Keynote Lecture

Mark Goldie, ‘Intertextual Whiggism: Political Aphorisms, Textual Appropriation, and Early Modern British Political Thought, 1590-1790’

11.20-11.30: Coffee

11.30-13.00: Session 1A: Rethinking Royalism
  • Rachel Willie, ‘William Cavendish, Virtue, Virtuosity, and the Image of the Courtier’
  • Niall Allsopp, ‘William Davenant and Cromwellian Sovereignty’
  • John West, ‘“I think not on the state”: Women Writing and Reimagining the State in Seventeenth-Century England’

11.30-13.00: Session 1B: Pluralism and Party
  • Stephanie Coster, ‘Andrew Marvell’s Anglicans: The Politics of Comprehension and Puritan Whig Ecclesiology in the Restoration’
  • Paddy Bullard, ‘State Pluralism and Jonathan Swift’s Politics’
  • John McTague, ‘“Some Convenient Order”: The Absolute State of the Dunciads’

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.15: Session 2: Imagining the State I
  • Paulina Kewes, ‘Translations of State’
  • Martin Dzelzainis, ‘Imagining the Early Modern “Deep State”’

15.15-15.30: Coffee

15.30-17.00: Session 3: Crime and Corruption
  • Lucy Clarke, ‘“Foreseeing that nothing be done… to the breach of the peace”: failures of local crime prevention in A Yorkshire Tragedy’
  • Jason Peacey, ‘Abuses Stript and Whipt: George Wither on Corruption in the Commonwealth’
  • Mark Knights, ‘Corruption in Early Modern Literature’

17.00-18.00: Break/visit to the Pepys Library

18.00-19.00: Drinks reception

19.00-21.00: Dinner

Friday 5 April

9.30-10.45: Keynote Lecture
Nicholas McDowell, ‘The Rabelaisian Body Politics’

10.45-11.00: Coffee

11.00-12.30: Session 4A: In Service of the State
  • Edward Holberton, ‘Secretaries and Public Diplomacy: Andrew Marvell and Guy Miège in Muscovy’
  • Tom Lockwood, ‘“Differences that arise touching places of service”: Sir John Davies, Antiquarianism, and the State’

11.00-12.30: Session 4B: Drama and Deliberation
  • Vanessa Lim, ‘Political Deliberation in Troilus and Cressida’
  • Joseph Hone, ‘Julius Caesar in Augustan England’
  • David Francis Taylor, ‘Cato and the Crisis of Rhetoric’

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.45: Session 5: Imagining the State II
  • Lorna Hutson, ‘Does the Body Politic Have Knees?’
  • Edward Paleit, ‘Robert Persons, William Rainolds, Elizabethan drama and the circulation of political ideas in 1590s Europe’

14.45-15.00: Coffee

15.00-16.30: Round Table: Beyond High Politics

Nadine Akkerman
Ann Hughes
Susan Wiseman

Spinoza Circle: Life as a Marionette: The Role of the Imagination in Spinoza’s Ethics, Part V

At our meeting on Thursday 21st March, 3:00 – 5:00pm, we are very pleased to have Prof. Michael A. Rosenthal (University of Washington) who will speak on:

“Life as a Marionette: The Role of the Imagination in Spinoza’s Ethics, Part V”

Birkbeck, University of London, Dreyfus Room, 26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ


The goal of Part V of the Ethics is to show that humans possess the power to be free. It must be a conception in which freedom is thoroughly compatible with necessity. It is difficult for us as finite beings to understand this idea and to act in accordance with it. Spinoza thinks that the main obstacle is the false idea of the free will, i.e., the power to act independently of any system of determinate causes. Spinoza does not think that we can overcome this prejudice, rooted in our ignorance, so easily. One of the most interesting features of his system is that at key points of his arguments Spinoza has recourse to the very images and passions that he finds problematic in order to produce effects that ultimately make us more reasonable. It may seem that when we arrive at Part V of the Ethics, the very last part in which he shows us that human freedom is tied to the power of the intellect, we should be able to dispense with these inadequate ideas and proceed solely according to reason. In this paper, however, I want to argue that perhaps the most important idea—the definition of freedom as acting according to the necessity of our own nature within a determined system—is so difficult to grasp that Spinoza still has to have recourse to the imagination to make sense of it. In the first propositions of Part V, Spinoza uses reason to sketch an imaginative picture of the self as a kind of marionette. It is not yet what it would be to live according to reason, but what it would be like to live—or as if we are living—according to reason. Even though, strictly speaking, this image is false, it nonetheless useful. This thought-image serves as a kind of aid to the individual to become free.

All welcome and no registration is required.

The following meeting will be on Thursday 2nd May 2019, 3 – 5pm when we will host Prof. Edwin Curley (University of Michigan).

John Heyderman

London Renaissance Seminar: ‘The very verge of his confine’: Cicero, Shakespeare and Attitudes to Old Age

Mandy Green Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Literature at Durham University

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm in IAS Forum, G17, South Wing, Wilkins Building


Marcus Tullius Cicero (‘Tully’) reached the height of his popularity in the reign of Elizabeth I when he rapidly became one of the most frequently published, and one of the most frequently translated classical authors. Cicero’s works played an important role in the reform of the grammar-school curriculum and his reputation for eloquence was unparalleled. Thomas Newton, who translated Cato Maior de senectute (Cato the Elder: ‘On Old Age’), amongst other discourses by Cicero, acclaimed him as ‘that incomparable Phenix of al eloquence among al that ever wrate either before or since his dayes’ (1569). However, Cicero was admired not only for the elegance and rhetorical power of his prose works, but also for their content, since it was felt that his works of moral philosophy could be harmonised with Christian ethics with relative ease. This paper will explore De senectute’s key role in early modern debates about the nature of old age by focusing primarily on the representation of aging in Shakespeare’s King Lear. Since Cato the Elder was Cicero's spokesman, the paper will also draw on Plutarch's Life of Cato the Elder.

Fully-funded PhD Studentship at University College London

Science in the service of religion? A museum study

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship based at University College London, in collaboration with the University of Oxford History of Science Museum.

The successful applicant will undertake a PhD to study astronomical and mathematical instruments in the collection of the History of Science Museum in Oxford, to examine what establishes their identity as ‘Islamic’ or ‘European’ and ask whether alternative labels, groupings and contextualisation(s) might be more appropriate.

The studentship will be jointly supervised by Professor Michael J. Reiss (University College London) and Dr Silke Ackermann (University of Oxford History of Science Museum). This studentship, which is fully funded for three years full-time (or equivalent part-time), with the option of up to six months additional funding for related professional development, will begin on 1 October 2019.

For full details of the studentship and how to apply please contact Claire Goddard at

Applications must be received no later than 2 April 2019.

Informal enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Professor Michael J. Reiss at

For any other information please contact Dr Harriet Warburton, Oxford University Museums Research Facilitator at

Dr Stephen Johnston
Head of Research, Teaching and Collections
History of Science Museum, University of Oxford

New Position: University Lectureship in History of Life, Human and Earth Sciences, Cambridge

Department/Location: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge

Salary: £40,792-£51,630
Reference: JN17080
Closing date: 18 February 2019

Applications are invited for a permanent University Lectureship in History of Life, Human and Earth Sciences, to start on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Responsibilities will include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, assessing graduate applications and student funding applications supervising and examining, leading research work in the history of life, human and earth sciences, and various administrative duties for the Department.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and have an outstanding record of excellence in teaching, research and publication in this area. The Department offers an exceptionally stimulating and supportive interdisciplinary research environment and the opportunity to develop undergraduate and graduate teaching in the post-holder's areas of expertise.

For information on the Department of History and Philosophy of Science see, for more on the University of Cambridge see

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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1.) cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or doi's for your publications, where possible; 2.) details of teaching experience and research interests; 3.) three samples of recent work.

References: Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.

Schedule: Closing Date: 18 February 2019; Job talks and informal meetings: all day on 2 May 2019; Interviews: afternoon of 3 May 2019; Start Date: 1 September 2019

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