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*CFP Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 23 February 2018*

We've posted a call for papers for our annual conference. Check out the 'spaces & places' tab!

5th June 2017

New book by SJ Allen

An Introduction to the Crusades (May, 2017) is published this month by University of Toronto Press. Aimed at undergraduates, it is a companion text to the earlier co-edited sourcebook, The Crusades: A Reader (Allen and Amt, Second edition, 2014, University of Toronto Press).

25th May 2017

Jonathan Gibson speaking at Senate House 15 May

Jonathan Gibson will present the next session in this season’s line-up of Open University Book History Research Group seminars on the theme of “Literature and Copyright.” This seminar is held in conjunction with the Institute of English Studies and will take place in room 243, Senate House, University of London, on 15 May 2017, 5.30-7.00 pm

15th May 2017

Spaces and Places workshop at Birkbeck

On 24 February, members of the OU's medieval and early modern research group presented papers with colleagues from CHASE consortium universities on the theme, Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places. The workshop was organised by the Open University but held at Birkbeck and will be an annual event.

19th March 2017

Leah Clark presenting in Japan

Leah Clark will be giving a paper 'Objects, sociability, and the spaces of collection in fifteenth-century Italy' in Japan this coming week (March 23) at the History of Consumer Culture conference at Gakushuin University, Tokyo.

19th March 2017

Peg Katritzky's presentations in February

Peg Katritzky will be busy in February 2017! She is an invited participant toTraveling Engineers and Architects – Knowledge Transfer in Early Modern Theater Cultures, a by-invitation-only free-discussion format workshop at the Herzog August Library, which is part of the international project “Technologies of Spectacle” funded by the Dutch Research Organisation, NWO (Wolfenbüttel, February 7 – 8).

19th January 2017

PhD Studentships deadline 11 January 2017

PhD Studentships in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Open University

The Open University’s Medieval and Early Modern Research Group invites applications for October 2017 entry to its PhD programme.

The Medieval and Early Modern Research Group brings together staff from a variety of disciplines across Arts and Humanities at The Open University, including Art History, Classical Studies, English, History and Music. We have wide-ranging expertise in social, political, religious and cultural developments of the medieval and early modern periods.

12th December 2016

Helen King's 60th post on Wonders & Marvels

On 12 December Helen King's 60th post goes live on Wonders & Marvels, a fabulous site on ancient and early modern topics, focussing on the history of the body and of medicine.

8th December 2016

Leah Clark presenting at Rossetti conference

Leah Clark will be presenting a paper on Nov 25 'From Naples to Ferrara: The Collections of Duchess Eleonora d’Aragona' at an international conference in Ferrara on the architect Biagio Rossetti (Biagio Rossetti e il suo tempo).

17th November 2016

Music and Power in the Baroque Era

Helen Coffey and Naomi Barker will be presenting papers at a conference on the subject of ‘Music and Power in the Baroque Era’ hosted by the Centro di Studi Luigi Boccherini in Lucca in November. Helen will be discussing how political connections and rivalry contributed to patronage at a number of courts in north Germany in her paper ‘Opera for the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg: musical and dynastic connections during the late seventeenth century’.

26th October 2016

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