Recent and Forthcoming Early Modern Events

Autumn Term 2018

Wednesday 26 September, CEMS Annual General Meeting, followed by Welcome Drinks – meet new members and catch up with everyone else.

Wednesday 10 October, Hannah Williams (QMUL), Mapping Paris: Cultural Geographies and Digital Histories of the 18th-Century Art World. Joint CEMS & Art History and Visual Culture Seminar.

Wednesday 24 October, Christopher Pihl (Uppsala), Gender, skill, and geography: Work and the remuneration of work in 16th-century Sweden. CEMS Seminar.

Wednesday 7 November, Romola Davenport (Cambridge). Joint CEMS & Centre for Medical History Seminar

Tuesday 13 November, Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture 2018: Professor Lyndal Roper (Oxford), 6:30pm in Amory Moot Room. There will be a drinks reception before the lecture in the Amory Foyer.

Wednesday 21 November, Oskar Cox Jensen (QMUL), Joseph Johnson’s Hat, or, The Storm on Tower Hill. Joint CEMS & Centre for Maritime Historical Studies Seminar

Thursday 29 November, Niklaus-Cartwright Memorial Lecture: Professor Catriona Seth (Oxford): Clandestine Correspondence at Court. 5.30pm Queens LT1, followed by a drinks reception.

Wednesday 12 December, Connected Cultures in Early Modern France. Joint CEMS & Centre for Translating Cultures Seminar, with Adam Horsely (Exeter),  Hugh Roberts (Exeter), Helena Taylor (Exeter), Rowan Tomlinson (Bristol).



Women and Quarrels in Early Modern France/Les Femmes et Les Querelles dans la France de la première modernité

University of Exeter, 18 March 2019. Confirmed speakers: Catriona Seth (University of Oxford), Myriam Dufour-Maître (Université de Rouen) and Derval Conroy (University College Dublin).

This one-day conference sets out to investigate women’s roles as speaking subjects – rather than objects – in quarrels spanning the mid-sixteenth to the late eighteenth centuries in France. It aims not only to bring together a series of case studies but also to  think about common concerns: how did women quarrellers negotiate a hostile reception? Is the art of quarrelling gendered? Does the study of female quarrellers nuance our approach to quarrels more generally?

Papers may be given in English or French, and should last 20 minutes. Abstracts of 200-300 words should be sent to Dr Helena Taylor, by 20 July 2018. Contributions from early-career scholars are particularly welcome. Full details (in English and French) are here: Call for Papers: Women and Quarrels in Early Modern France