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New Article by Susie West

Susie West's article 'Finding Wroth's Loughton Hall' has just been published in the Sidney Journal. Lady Mary Sidney Wroth, daughter of Penshurst Place, Kent, made her marital home at Loughton Hall, Essex, and remained there as a widow until her own death in 1651. The house was burnt down in 1836. The home environment she created was both shaped by and informed her evocation of place and space in her work. Wroth had a role in remodelling the old house, and there is a tantalizing but unproven association with Inigo Jones, known to Wroth from the Court.

26th October 2016

Angeliki Lymberopoulou and Byzantine events

Angeliki Lymberopoulou has been invited to speak at a number of events. She will be presenting on a small, portable triptych from the Sam Fogg collection in London at the Scientific Symposium – Painting and Society in Venetian Crete: Evidence from Portable Icons  (11 and 12 January 2017). National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of History and Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and History of Art.

21st October 2016

New book chapter published by Jonathan Gibson

Jonathan Gibson’s chapter ‘From Palatino to Cresci: Italian Writing Books and the Italic Scripts of Early Modern English Letters’ opens a new book published in the University of Pennsylvania Press’s ‘Material Texts’ series, Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain , edited by James Daybell and Andrew Gordon.

19th October 2016

Latest edition of Spenser Review published

The latest edition of Spenser Review is out, with reviews of a wide range of books on medieval and early modern topics, and features including a piece on Nathaniel Hawthorne's incorporation of The Faerie Queene into family life.

Check it out here

19th October 2016

CFP Offensive Shakespeare conference

Edmund King is co-organising a conference with Monika Smialkowska (Northumbria University) in the spring on Shakespeare! The conference is taking place at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK on the 24th of May 2017.

18th October 2016

Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence: IHR, 4 June 2016

We are delighted to announce the following one-day conference, which will be held in honour of a recently-retired member of the OU Medieval and Early Modern Research Group. Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence will be held on 4 June 2016 at the Institute of Historical Research in London. Speakers include Amy Erickson, James Daybell, Gemma Allen, Mary O'Dowd, Frances Nolan, Rosalind Carr, Jane Humphries, Judith Spicksley and Amanda Capern. 

6th May 2016

The Matter of the Archive CHASE event

Members of the OU's medieval and early modern research group will be speaking at a CHASE event held at Birkbeck on 21 April 2016. Full details available here

14th April 2016

Leah R. Clark receives British Academy small grant

Leah R. Clark has just received a British Academy Small Grant for her project ‘The Peregrinations of Porcelain: Touch, Transfer, and Translation in Cross Cultural Exchange (1450-1500).’

1st March 2016

Leah R. Clark edited volume 'The Art of Embassy'

Leah R. Clark has recently co-edited a special volume of the Journal of Early Modern History 'The Art of Embassy', which includes articles that argue for the importance of visual and material approaches to early modern diplomatic encounters. Her co-written introduction (with Nancy Um) also appears in the volume.

4th February 2016

Naomi Barker paper on ‘Music, antiquity and self-fashioning in the Accademia dei Lincei’

Naomi Barker has recently published a paper exploring how members of an early scientific academy exploited music and especially classical musical theories to their advantage. The paper entitled ‘Music, antiquity and self-fashioning in the Accademia dei Lincei’ was published online in The Seventeenth Century in October 2015 and is available online via ORO. 

10th December 2015

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