Early Modern British and Irish History

Seminar or event series

Our seminar is concerned with events in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and in the wider Anglophone world between about 1500 and about 1750. We cover most types of history, and aim to complement the separate seminar in early modern economic and social history. We host talks by members of the university, especially advanced PhD students, and by external speakers from other institutions.

Convenors
Paul Cavill, (contact)
Gabriel Glickman,
Clare Jackson,
Kate Peters,
David Smith,
Alex Walsham

Events

Feb
3

Middling Culture, 1550–1640: Themes, Methods and Practices

Dr Tara Hamling (Birmingham)
Prof. Catherine Richardson (Kent)
Feb
10

Indulgence as Comprehension: The Church of England and her Presbyterian Curates, 1662–1672

Samuel Tunnicliffe (Cambridge)
Feb
17

The Patriarchal State: Gender and Officeholding in Early Modern England

Dr Jonah Miller
Feb
24

“A Matter Newly Seene”: The Bishops’ Bible and the Early Elizabethan Church

Harry Spillane (Cambridge)
Mar
3

Accidental Death in Sixteenth-Century England: Landscape and Industry

Prof. Steven Gunn (Oxford)
Mar
10

“Not Made for Perpetual Contemplation”: The Pleasures and Pains of Solitude in Early Modern Britain’

Dr Naomi Pullin (Warwick)
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