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Michaelmas Term 2018


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 Room GR05 in the Faculty of English from 12.00 until 13:00 unless otherwise indicated.  Please see the term card for further details

 For further information and conversation there is a seminar blog


10th October - Welcome Drinks

8pm, The Mill, Mill Lane.


24th October - Lunchtime Discussion

Open table discussion about interdisciplinarity and the study of the early modern world.  Feel free to bring your own contributions and points to aid the discussion.

12:00 - 1:00, Room Gr03, Faculty of English.


7th November - Lunchtime Seminar

Dr Emily Buffey (University of Birmingham),
“Poetic Justice: Reading the Early Modern Dream Vision.”

12:00 - 1:00, Room Gr05, Faculty of English.
A buffet lunch will be provided after the talk.


21st November - Lunchtime Seminar

Dr Alex Wragge-Morley (University College London),
“Involuntary Motions: Medicine and Aesthetic Experience in the Early Eighteenth Century.”

12:00 - 1:00, Room Gr05, Faculty of English.

A buffet lunch will be provided after the talk


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

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



Michaelmas Term 2018 programme - print version


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