Workshop for the Early Modern Period (WEMP)

The Workshop for the Early Modern Period (WEMP) provides a forum for students to present research on any aspect of early modern history in a friendly and sociable environment. We invite graduate students to present both works in progress and completed projects. WEMP provides an excellent platform to trial ideas, gain experience presenting work to a group, and responding to ideas and questions.


Lent 2022 Termcard

This term we are delighted to welcome the following graduate students as our speakers:


17 January: Continental and Global (Dis)connections

  • Thom Pritchard (University of Edinburgh): Seas of News: Reconstructing the Movement of People and Information Between the Americas and East Indies During the Thirty Years War
  • Ian King (University of Cambridge): The Union of the Crowns (1603), the Anglo-Saxons, and the English Antiquarian Worldview


21 February: Political Theologies 

  • Guilherme Nabais Freitas (University of Cambridge): Seventeenth-Century Patristic Anti-Calvinism: Mary Magdalene and Confessional Erudition in Lancelot Andrewes’s Easter Sunday Sermons (1620-22)
  • Pranav Jain (Yale University): Pastoral Theology after the Glorious Revolution, 1689-1714


21 March: Female Voices 

  • Noble Shrivastava (Jawaharlal Nehru University): Old Traditions, New Realities: Understanding the ‘Private’ lives of ‘Public’ Women in 18th Century Delhi
  • Polina Govorukhina (University of Glasgow): Self-portraits by female Renaissance artists


Format of Meetings

The format consists of two twenty-minute papers followed by half an hour of discussion. Workshops are well attended by both students and faculty members from a range of disciplines. 

From January to March we will be meeting on Zoom at 5 pm on the third Monday of the month. 


Contact and Information

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our convenors: Christophe Gillain (, Elvira Tamus (, Xiang Wei (, and Jacob Hendry (

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Subscribe to our mailing list here. The links to join the virtual meetings will be circulated to the workshop mailing list in due course.


This workshop thanks the Faculty of History for its financial support.