Early Modern Events in St Andrews

Martinmas Semester 2016

27-29 October

Dialogues of Power: Political (Re)presentations in the Arts Conference

Contact: dialoguespower@st-andrews.ac.uk and Registration is through the University of St Andrews Online Shop.

Professor Marvin Carlson (City University, New York)
Inaugural lecture on 27 October 2016, 6pm (Lecture Theatre, Arts Building):
‘Art and Politics: East and West’

Professor Kristine Vanden Berghe (University of Liège)
‘Tensions Between Political Content and Artistic Form:  The Case of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation’

Professor Margaret McGowan (University of Sussex)
‘Festival and Illusion: Princely Entries and Political Aspiration in 16th Century Europe’


Reformation Studies Institute Seminar Programme, 

Seminars take place at 5.15 in the New Seminar Room, St John’s House, 69 South Street, unless otherwise specified

13th October
Michelle Brock (Washington and Lee University, Virginia),
‘‘The people readily obeyed the minister’: Life and worship in a covenanting town, 1638-1660’ [joint with Scottish History].

3rd November, Reformation Day public lecture
5.15, Arts Lecture Theatre, followed by a wine reception.
Alec Ryrie (Durham),
‘Lovers and Brawlers: Protestants and their Bibles In the (Very) Long Reformation’,

17th November
Amy Nelson-Burnett (Nebraska-Lincoln),
‘What’s in a Name? Zwinglianism and Reformation Historiography’.

Candlemas Semester 2016

Saturday 21 May

Early Modern Studies in Scotland                                                                                             12.30-5.15pm School of English, University of St Andrews Lawson Room, Kennedy Hall

Doyeeta Majumder (Edinburgh): “‘Mon semblable, mon frère”: Brothers Petrarch and the Construction of Literary Selfhood’; Abigail Shinn (St Andrews): ‘Conversion and the Book’; Dermot Cavanagh (Edinburgh): ‘Friends and Enemies in Julius Caesar’; Steven Veerapen (Strathclyde): ‘Representations of Anglo-Scottish union in Robert Greene’s History of James the Fourth’;Lorna Hutson (St Andrews): ‘Thinking with Causes: Henry V and Scotland’

There is no charge for the seminar but, if possible, please let the organiser know if you wish to attend: email Alex Davis (ald3@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Friday 6 May
Talking Law: live event during which aspects of the trial will be dramatised. A public debate will then follow concerning the legal issues raised by the trial which remain relevant today.
7-9pm, at the Byre theatre
Contact: Will Eves (wae@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Website: http://talkinglaw.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/
Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ilcrtalkinglaw
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ICLRtalkinglaw


Thursday 5 May                                                                                                               CMEMLL Roundtable on ‘Law and Drama in Early Modern England’               2-4pm for Round Table Discussion Lawson Room (Kennedy Hall); 1 pm for Lunch Stephen Boyd Room

Speakers: Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London; author of Forensic Shakespeare (2014) Andrew Zurcher, Queens College, Cambridge; author of Shakespeare and Law (2010) and Lorna Hutson St Andrews; author of Circumstantial Shakespeare (2015)

 Tuesday 8 March
Working with Antiquaries: How to Use Antiquarian Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century
Workshop led by Dr. Kelsey Jackson Williams (School of History)
12-2pm, Martyrs Kirk Research Library.
Free to attend but spaces are limited. Please register with Jennifer Todd jt71@st-andrews.ac.uk

Martinmas Semester 2015

Wednesday 11 November
Centre for French History and Culture Biannual Lecture
Dr Rebecca Dixon (Liverpool): ‘Spectacular Bodies: Dress and Undress in Wavrin Master Manuscripts’
5.30-7pm, New Seminar Room. To be followed by a Drinks reception from 7pm • Undercroft (Both venues in 69-71 South Street)
Contact: Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith and Dr Stephen Tyre, cffhc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Candlemas Semester 2015

Wednesday 3 June
CMEMLL & Early Modern Society
Prof. Lorna Hutson:
‘Circumstantial Shakespeare’
Lorna Hutson, Berry Professor of English will lead a seminar on her most recent book, Circumstantial Shakespeare. Reading:‘Introduction’ and Chapter 2, ‘Imaginary Work’: Opportunity in Lucrece and in King Lear.’ Photocopies of these materials will be available for collection from the School of English Office in Castle House, The Scores from Wednesday 27 May.                                                                                 2.00-3.30pm, Watson Seminar Rooms, Kennedy Hall, School of English
Contact: Rachel Holmes (CMEMLL) reh32@st-andrews.ac.uk and Julianne Mentzer (Early Modern Society) jm284@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thursday 28 May
Workshop  ‘The Public in Early Modern Europe – The Romance Regions
Dr Emily Michelson
 to present on public processions and preaching.
Jessica Dalton, ‘The public execution of heretics in sixteenth-century Italy and Spain’.
Bram van Leuveren, ‘Between ”Public” and ”Private”: European Audiences of the French Court Festival’
Shanti Graheli, ‘The dissemination of Matteo Bandello’s Novelle in Italy, France and Spain’
3.00-5.00pm, New Seminar Room, St John’s House, 69 South Street
Contact: Shanti Graheli, sg102@st-andrews.ac.uk

Wednesday 6 May (Week 13)
Modern History Research Seminar
Dr Fabricio Prado (William and Mary): ‘Entangled Empires: Spanish and Portuguese Networks in the South Atlantic (1777-1805)’
4.30pm, New Seminar Room, 69-71 South Street
Contact: Sarah Easterby-Smith, ses22@st-andrews.ac.uk

Sunday 3 – Monday 4 May (Week 13)
Conference ‘Emotions in the Courtroom’
St John’s House, 71 South Street
Contact: kimberley.knight@sydney.edu.au

 Friday 1 – Saturday 2 May (Week 12)
Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature: ‘The English Legal Imaginary, 1500-1700, Part II ‘
Speakers include: Martin Butler, Bradin Cormack, Alan Cromartie, Steve Hindle; Rab Houston, Lorna Hutson, David Ibbetson, James McBain, Subha Mukherji, Joad Raymond, Carolyn Sale, James Sharpe, Erica Sheen, Quentin Skinner, Virginia Lee Strain, Elliott Visconsi, Ian Williams, Jessica Winston, and Andrew Zurcher.
School of English (Registration necessary)

Thursday 23 April (Week 11)
Centre for French History and Culture Salon
Dr Julia Prest (French), ‘Social Politics and the Theatres of Saint-Domingue’
1-2pm, Room 0.01 St Katharine’s Lodge
Contact:Sarah Easterby-Smith, ses22@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thursday 16 April (Week 10)
Centre for French History and Culture Salon
Dr Graeme Kemp (History/USTC), ‘Booklists, Catalogues, and Seventeenth Century French Print Culture’
1-2pm, Room 0.01 St Katharine’s Lodge
Contact:Sarah Easterby-Smith, ses22@st-andrews.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 April (Week 10)
Modern History Research Seminar
Dr Karen Harvey (University of Sheffield): ‘A ‘filthy story at best’: politics, the public and Mary Toft the rabbit-breeder’
4.30pm, New Seminar Room, 69-71 South Street
Contact: Sarah Easterby-Smith, ses22@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thursday 9 April 2015 (Week 9)
Centre for French History and Culture Salon
Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith
(History): ‘Botany and Connoisseurship in the Eighteenth Century’

1-2pm, Room 0.01 St Katharine’s Lodge
Contact:Sarah Easterby-Smith, ses22@st-andrews.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 April 2015 (Week 9)
Italian Research Seminar
Professor Clorinda Donato (California State University, Long Beach): ‘Translating the Italian Queer in Eighteenth-Century England: John Cleland’s The True History and Adventures of Catharine Vizzani
5.15pm, Buchanan 2015
Contact: Derek Duncan, ded3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thursday 2 April 2015 (Week 8) 
Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature Annual Lecture
Professor Sir John Baker (University of Cambridge): ‘Magna carta: Statue or Myth?’
5.15pm, School III, St Salvador’s Quadrangle

Wednesday 25 February (Week 5)
School of Art History Graduate Research Seminar: ‘Theatre and the Visual Arts in Early Modernity’
Two speakers from the ERC-funded project ‘Elevated Minds: The Sublime in the Public Arts in Seventeenth-Century Paris and Amsterdam’ at Leiden University:
* Dr Stijn Bussels: ‘How to perform performativity? Tableaux vivants as “restored behaviour”‘
* Dr Bram van Oostveldt: ‘Sculpturing Performance or Performing Sculpture. On the Relation between Theatre and Sculpture in the Eighteenth Century’
4.15-5.30pm, School II, St Salvator’s Quad

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