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Lent Term 2019


The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Seminar is a fortnightly meeting of scholars whose work relates to any aspect of early modern history.

The seminar seeks to highlight and discuss innovative research that weaves together a diverse array of disciplines, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Law, Geography, Archaeology, Linguistics, Economics, and Theology. It aims to bring academics, researchers and students from a wide variety of fields, academic backgrounds, and geographical locations into ever-closer dialogue with one another, and to explore the many ways in which cross-disciplinary themes, ideas, arguments and evidence can illuminate the early modern period.

The seminar also seeks to challenge conventional boundaries of periodization and space, inviting scholars of ancient, medieval and modern worlds to explore the relationships between their work and the early modern period.

The meeting is divided into two sections. The first section invites a guest speaker to deliver a paper on their research for one hour. The second section provides 15-30 minutes for the speaker to answer questions on the topic and engage in a discussion on the cross-disciplinary implications of their work.

Attendees are invited to bring a packed lunch to the seminar.  A small buffet lunch will be provided on those occasions where a guest speaker is giving the seminar.

The seminars are held in the Faculty of History from 12.00 until 13:00 unless otherwise indicated.  Rooms noted below. Please see the term card for further details

 For further information and conversation there is a seminar blog


30th January - Room 7

Dr Bobby Xinyue
The Renaissance fasti poem: form, politics and classical reception'


13th  February - Boardroom - 5.00 - 6.30pm

Graduate Symposium 'Discipline/Disciplines in the Early Modern World'.
A call for participants is available on our blog


20th February - Room 12

Dr Anthony Ossa-Richardson (Southampton)
"Persona non rata": Ambiguity and the Uncertain Voice


27th February - Room 10

Dr Maya Corry
Leonardo and the horned womb: the gendered body in Italian Renaissance art and medicine


Lent 2019 programme - print version



If you have any questions, please contact one of the convenors:

Frances Hughes (fh298); Alice Blow (ab2161); Christa Lundberg (cl708)



Lent Term 2019 programme - print version


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