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“Thy Wars Brought Nothing About”

Perhaps because this Thursday sees the 365th anniversary of the execution of King Charles I, both BBC History Magazine and History Today feature the British Civil Wars on their front pages this month. If these journals aren’t always […]

  Anna French 27 January 2014  

Professor Alec Ryrie at UoG

Our colleagues in Theology and Religious Studies are hosting Professor Alec Ryrie from the University of Durham this week. Professor Ryrie will give a paper, ‘Faith, Doubt and the Problem of “Atheism” in Post-Reformation Britain’, this Wednesday (January 15th) between […]

  Early Modern 13 January 2014  

“Tudor Monastery Farm”: History in the Media

Television history can get a bad press. To be sure, some of it can simplify the work of the historian and – even worse – therefore distort our view of the past. Some TV history is sensationalist; some […]

  Anna French 14 November 2013  

Historians at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

One of the things I most like about Cheltenham is the Literature Festival, which always attracts many world-famous writers – and often some notorious historians.  Whatever your thoughts are on the role of history in the media and […]

  Anna French 9 October 2013  

The Disadvantages of ‘Short Work’

The Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon is a little oasis for researchers and postgraduate students: though it’s affiliated with the University of Birmingham, it’s a long way from the main campus – and that makes it a quiet place […]

  Anna French 27 September 2013  

Report on EMREM Conference by Sarah Dickinson

Sarah Dickinson is currently an MA candidate in early modern history. Here she reports on her first conference as a presenter! Last month I presented a paper at a two day postgraduate conference at the University of Birmingham. […]

  Conferences 28 June 2013  

HISTORY SEMINAR: 20 May 2013, 4.30-6.30, FCH QU122

Two of our postgraduates are presenting papers this Monday, 20th May, at a public event. Please do attend, they are both undertaking some very interesting work! Sarah Dickinson, ‘Preparation and Performance: Puritan Experiences of Dying in Early Modern […]

  American 17 May 2013  

“The most joyful funeral I ever saw”: Cromwell & Thatcher

The life, death and now funeral of Margaret Thatcher is a proper subject of debate – both contemporary and historical. Historians have already begun to pick anew over the former PM’s legacy, but the early modern blog Parthenissa […]

  Anna French 16 April 2013  

Anna French – Reviewing Early Modern Culture

In gathering links for another of my intermittent trawls through the early modern internet, I came across an article in the Los Angeles Review of Books which requires more than just a passing reference. ‘Why Stephen Greenblatt is […]

  Anna French 5 December 2012  

Blogs and the Early Modern World?

I hope to use this space to offer a semi-regular round-up of early modern goings-on across the web and blogosphere – the spirit of Gutenberg is very much alive online, and though as early modernists we may spend […]

  Anna French 13 July 2012