Past Events

Autumn 2018

  • Connected Cultures in Early Modern France. Joint CEMS & Centre for Translating Cultures Seminar, with Adam Horsely (Exeter),  Hugh Roberts (Exeter), Helena Taylor (Exeter), December 2018.
  • Niklaus-Cartwright Memorial Lecture: Professor Catriona Seth (Oxford): Clandestine Correspondence at Court. November 2018.
  • Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture 2018: Professor Lyndal Roper (Oxford), 6:30pm in Amory Moot Room, November 2018
  • Inspired by Wills: Creative Writing with Exeter U3A. Sessions lead by Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth on 13 March and 8 May 2018.

Spring and Summer 2018

  • Digital Humanities Event led by Adam Crymble (Hertfordshire),'The Digital Thesis: Managing your Data and Preparing it for Submission', 30 May 2018.
  • CEMS Postgraduate Conference 2018: Space, Place and Interface, keynote speakers Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck) and Chris Laoutaris (Birmingham), 23 and 24 May 2018.
  • Digital Humanities Event: GIS for Early Modern Studies, led by Patricia Murrieta-Flores (Lancaster), 9 May 2018.
  • Digital Humanities Event: Mapping with the DECIMA Project. Led by Nick Terpstra (Toronto) and Colin Rose (Brock University, Canada), 3 May 2018.

Autumn 2017

  • Gareth Roberts Visiting Professor 2017: Stephen Guy-Bray (British Columbia), Representing Representation, 13 November 2017
  • Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture 2017: Peter Elmer (Exeter), Murder, Magic and Witchcraft: the Politics of the Supernatural in Restoration Exeter, 2 November 2017.
  • Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture 2016: Todd Gray MBE, 'Carving out the Renaissance in Devon. 3 November.
  • Gareth Roberts Memorial Lecture 2016: Lorna Hutson (Oxford): 'The Shakespearean Unscene: Sexual Phantasy in a Midsummer Night's Dream'. 7 November.


  • Gareth Roberts Visiting Professor: Nigel Smith (Princeton). 23 November 2016.
  • Fabrizio Nevola (Art History and Visual Culture) inaugural lecture: 'The Renaissance piazza as a social media space', 18 November 2015.
  • 'Singing the Past': Freyja Cox Jensen and Oskar Cox Jensen led these three events in Heavitree, Cullompton, and Exeter Guildhall, part of the Being Human: National Festival of Humanities.
  • 'The south western rebellion of 1549 revisited': Professor Mark Stoyle, 2015 Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture‌, Thursday 5 November, University of Exeter.
  • Poly-Olbion and the Writing of Britain, Royal Geographical Society, London, 10-11 September 2015.
  • The International Christopher Marlowe, University of Exeter, 7-8 September 2015.
  • Voices of the People: an Online Symposium, hosted by the many-headed monster blog, July-August 2015. Open access, comments from readers welcome, #voxpop2015
  • The Eleventh International Milton Symposium, University of Exeter, 20-24 July 2015.
  • The Tallis Scholars Concert: in association with the Milton Symposium. Exeter Cathedral, Tuesday 21 July.
  • Humanities Networking Series: Demystifying Academia (pdf), University of Exeter, April-July 2015.
  • A Glimpse of Tudor Life (pdf), a research showcase in association with the Cullompton Walronds Preservation Trust, Devon, 20 June 2015.
  • The Tragedy of Thomas Merry and The 15 Minute Hamlet: Tudor Drama and Supper at the Walronds, Cullompton.
  • 'The Devon Cromwellians', Dr Stephen Roberts (History of Parliament Trust), The Ivan Roots Memorial Lecture, supported by Devon & Cornwall Record Society, Devonshire Association, Devon History Society, Historical Association (Exeter Branch): 20 June 2015.
  • The Past in its Place: A Workshop on Place, Space and Memory, Buckfast Abbey, 17-18 April 2015.