Events Archive

The Reformation Colloquium (organised by Adam Morton and Luc Racaut)

  • Venue: Newcastle University
  • Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:00:00 BST

Last modified: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:14:43 BST

Afterlives of Eve conference

  • Venue: Newcastle University
  • Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:00:00 BST

Last modified: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:36:02 BST

7th Developing International Geoarchaeology (DIG) conference (MedLAB)

  • Venue: Newcastle University
  • Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:00:00 BST

Last modified: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:06:35 BST

Conference: Voices and Books, 1500 - 1800

  • Venue: Newcastle University and City Library, Newcastle
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 BST

Organiser: Jennifer Richards, Newcastle University with Helen Stark, Newcastle University and Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music)

Last modified: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:30:26 GMT

Colloquium: Exploring historic landscapes: approaches to the Northumbrian past

  • Venue: Stephenson Suite, Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 SE1
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:30:00 BST

Last modified: Thu, 21 May 2015 09:32:03 BST

Conference: Early Modern Intellectual History

  • Venue: Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 BST

Last modified: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:13:39 GMT

Spring School: 'Interiors: Bodies, Spaces, Books'

  • Venue: Newcastle University
  • Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 09:00:00 BST

Last modified: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:24:32 GMT

MEMS Undergraduate Dissertation Symposium

  • Venue: Room 1.01, Stephenson Building, Newcastle University
  • Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:00:00 BST

Last modified: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:32:05 GMT

Medieval and Early Modern Research Forum: Reading Medieval Texts in the Renaiss

  • Venue: Percy Building 1.19
  • Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:00:00 BST

Last modified: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:04:06 BST

Performance: 'Sight, Song and Spaces: reading music in the Renaissance'

  • Venue: King's Hall, Newcastle University
  • Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:30:00 GMT

Last modified: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:01 BST

One-day Symposium: "The Archive at the Lit and Phil"

  • Venue: The Literary and Philosophical Library, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT

Last modified: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:36:47 GMT

Lecture: Witchcraft in the North East during the Seventeenth Century

  • Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Newcastle University
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMT

Last modified: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:31:58 BST

Professor Mike Pincombe, 'Imitatio or cut and paste?'

  • Venue: Percy Building G. 10
  • Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:00:00 GMT

Some sceptical observations on the way Renaissance writers composed poetry

Last modified: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:19:05 GMT

Papers: Dr Paul Frazer (Northumbria) and Dr Harriet Archer (Newcastle)

  • Venue: Percy Building, room G.05
  • Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:00:00 GMT

Last modified: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:09:46 BST

Workshop: "Musical Life outside London"

  • Venue: The Black Gate Learning Suite, Newcastle Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:30:00 BST

Last modified: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:11:25 BST

Networking Event: MEMS Postgraduates

  • Venue: Armstrong Building, Room 1.03
  • Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:00 BST

Last modified: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:58:35 BST

A Dramatisation of Newcastle Witch-trials of 1649

  • Venue: Newcastle Guildhall
  • Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2014 00:00:00 BST

Please follow the link for the programme and script

Last modified: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:05:36 BST

Newcastle Mystery Play

  • Venue: Castle Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne. Please see 'Recordings' for the film of this performance
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:00:00 GMT

Last modified: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:59:32 BST

"Editing Tudor Literature" conference

  • Venue: Percy Building, G.10, Newcastle University
  • Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 14:30:00 BST

Organisers: Jennifer Richards (Newcastle) and Fred Schurink (Northumbria. Please follow the link for the programme and a recording of the whole session, hand-outs and PPs.

Last modified: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:31:33 BST

Workshop on Children's Literature in the long 18th century

  • Venue: Bedson Teaching Centre Room B.30
  • Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 17:00:00 BST

Speakers: Penny Brown (Manchester), Gillian Dow (Southampton), Miriam Borham Puyal (Salamanca)

Last modified: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:15:58 BST

'Notre Dame: chant and polyphony for Lady Mass, from Henry II to Henry III'

  • Venue: Castle Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:00:00 GMT

A performance devoted to the music, spaces and rituals of the early Plantagenets.

Last modified: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:02:42 BST

February 20, 2014, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University at 5.30pm

Don Paterson will give the second Honigmann Shakespeare Lecture in memory of our distinguished colleague Professor Ernst Honigmann. Don is an award-winning poet and a long-time friend to the NCLA, whose acclaimed  book Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets: A New Commentary was published  in 2010.  You can read some of his thoughts on Shakespeare's Sonnets here. We are very much looking forward to welcoming Don back to Newcastle.This lecture also forms part of Newcastle University's Insights Public lecture series.

The event is free and all are welcome.

 13th December, 6pm, at the Literary and Philosophical Society,  Newcastle upon Tyne

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, in collaboration with the Medieval and Early Modern Research Group,  will hold an annual  public Shakespeare lecture in honour of our distinguished colleague, Emeritus Professor Ernst Honigmann, who died in 2011. The first Honigmann Shakespeare lecture will be given by Professor Gordon McMullan, King's College London, followed by a drinks reception.

We are especially pleased that Professor McMullan is our inaugural speaker. In 1989 he was appointed as Professor Honigmann's replacement in the Department of English at Newcastle University, moving to KCL in 1995. Like Professor Honigmann, he is a renowned scholarly editor of Shakespeare.

 The title of Professor McMullan's lecture is 'Cormorant: A History of Greed in Shakespeare and others'. For further information please contact the convenor of MEMS, Ruth Connolly ( and to book your place, please email

 The event is free. All welcome!

Programme 2013-2014
(Ongoing - see Events)

Semester 1

Dialogue Day with Northumberland Archives

  • Venue: Northumberland Archives, Woodhorn, QEII National Park, Ashington
  • Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:00:00 BST

Showcasing the holdings and researching collaborations with Woodhorn and Berwick RO. Jointly organised with the Gender Research Group. Please see 'Recordings' for some clips from this day with head archivist, Sue Wood

Dialogue Day with Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Venue: TWAS, Discovery Musem, Westgate Road, Newcastle
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:00:00 BST

A day of showcasing the collections and discussing collaborations with Tyne and Wear Archive Service. In conjunction with the Gender Research Group.

Symposium on the Tudor Chapel Royal

  • Venue: CETL Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Armstrong building, Newcastle University
  • Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:00:00 GMT

Symposium on the Tudor Chapel Royal Composer: Speakers Dana March (Christ Church, Indianapolis), LucyKostyanovsky (KCL), John Milsom (Liverpool Hope)

Workshop on Scholarly Editing

  • Venue: Percy G5
  • Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT

Panel discussion with Nicholas Halmi (Oxford) Michael O'Neill (Durham), Malte Urban (QUB) and Pamela Woof (President of the Wordsworth Trust)

Dialogue Day with The Lit and Phil

  • Venue: The Literary and Philosophical Society, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 09:30:00 GMT

A day of exchange and discussion between students, researchers and members of the Lit and Phil about the collections.

Dialogue Day with the City Library

  • Venue: City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
  • Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:30:00 GMT

Showcasing the holdings of and discussing collaborations with City Library. In collaboration with the Gender Research Group

Public Talks: The History of Newcastle as a Literary City

  • Venue: Literary and Philosophical Society, Westgate Road, Newcastle
  • Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:00:00 GMT

Part of the 'Books on Tyne' festival. Speakers Angela McShane (V&A), Jon Mee (York), Nigel Tattersfield (Independent Scholar)

Theory, Gender and the Archive: A Symposium

  • Venue: Percy Building, Newcastle University, G.13
  • Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT

Download the Symposium Poster

Download the Symposium Programme and Abstracts

We are delighted to welcome as our speakers Professor Carolyn Steedman (Department of History, Warwick); Mr. Simon Popple (Institute of Communications Studies, Leeds); Dr. Sara De Jong (Political Science Department, University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Sanne Koevoets (Leiden University College the Hague, University of Leiden); Mr. Ian Johnson (Archivist, Special Collections, Robinson Library) and Dr. Tara Bergin (Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts); and Dr. Katherine Cooper (School of English Literature, Newcastle University).

This interdisciplinary symposium rounds off our programme of Dialogue Days with Northumberland Archives, Tyne and Wear Archives, Newcastle Lit and Phil and Newcastle City Library. We are also very pleased to have the opportunity to host librarians, curators, archivists and researchers from these institutions and many others at this event.

Followed by a wine reception. All welcome. For registration and enquiries please contact Katherine Cooper




Programme 2012-2013

Semester 1


  • Venue: Room 2.24, Percy Building
  • Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:00:00 GMT

The Child in Early Modern and Modern Performance (in association with the Visiting Speakers' Series, SELLL)

  • Venue: The Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1 SE
  • Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:00:00 GMT

Professor Gordon McMullan (KCL) Cormorant: A History of Greed in Shakespeare and Others


Semester 2


  • Venue: The North of England Institute of Mining, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:00:00 GMT

A Winter School on Archives organised by MEMS on behalf of Newcastle University, Durham University, and Queen's University, Belfast.


  • Venue: G5, Percy Building
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:30:00 GMT

Postgraduate Researchers' Forum


  • Venue: Bamburgh Room, King's Road Centre and G.09 Percy Building
  • Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:00:00 GMT

A half-day symposium on Digital Practices in the Humanities. Keynote: Professor Andrew Prescott (KCL).


  • Venue: Armstrong Building, Room 3.38
  • Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 16:00:00 BST

'How to write a hit song in seventeenth-century England'

Mark Philp (Oxford), on William Godwin

  • Venue: Room 2.24, Percy Building, Newcastle University
  • Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 12:00:00 BST

Paper Title: 'Unconventional circles/unconventional norms: visiting Godwin in the 1790s'


  • Venue: Culture Lab, King's Walk
  • Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 17:00:00 BST

This symposium on scholarly editing brings together literary scholars and historians to talk about editing eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts in prose and drama.


  • Venue: Armstrong Building, Room 1.06
  • Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:00:00 BST


'The Historical Dimension of Social Renewal' Series, 2012

MEMS  has a special interest in the University's Societal Challenge of Social Renewal. We have supported a series of public lectures and a symposium themed around 'The Historical Dimension of Social Renewal' in 2012.

At a Public Lecture Series held at the Literary and Philosophical Society in March, April and May, we were pleased to welcome the following distinguished colleagues who discussed how communities in the past grappled with the challenges of social renewal. All three speakers reconvened at a September symposium which explored how a historical dimension could benefit contemporary goals of social renewal. The respondents were Professor Phil Withington and Professor Mark Shucksmith.

Professor Cathy Shrank (Sheffield)

'Bolting out the truth? Sixteenth-century writing and the commonweal'

Focussing on works such as Thomas More's Utopia (1516) and T.F.'s News from the North (1579), this lecture considered prose dialogues - texts written in the form of a purported conversation - as a fitting media for discussing social reform and exploring the proper functioning of society. It discussed the social ills that sixteenth-century writers saw as corrosive to community; and it thinks about how conversation itself might embody the very means by which communities might heal themselves.

Professor Mark Knights (Warwick)

‘Corruption in Historical Context

 Mark Knights spoke about corruption, a very contemporary concern in Britain and the wider world but also a pervasive anxiety in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Focusing on Britain and its colonies, the talk explored why fears about corruption grew in the pre-modern period and identify some of the characteristics of what William Cobbett called ‘the system’ that was created by a growing state and the patronage at its disposal. Issues raised by this historical approach to  a current problem included the definition of corrupt behaviour, the relationship between fiscal/political corruption and moral/sexual corruption, how to unmask or expose corruption and how to reform it.

 Dr. Alexandra Shepard (Glasgow)

'"Not worth a penny": credit and inequality in early modern England' 

 A period of population growth and economic expansion in the century after 1550 was accompanied by a rapid and dramatic redistribution of wealth that substantially widened the gap between rich and poor and channelled resources into fewer hands. This lecture addressed the impact of the growing inequality of wealth from the perspective of those who were disadvantaged by it. Focused on the language of self-description adopted by witnesses in court in response to questions about their creditworthiness--in particular what they were worth and how they got a living--the discussion explored the ways in which witnesses technically deemed 'worthless' asserted their reliability and honesty in court, and probed the degree to which the terms used were indicative of new solidarities in the face of significant challenges to social cohesion.


Programme 2011-2012

Semester 1

7-10 September 2011: Japanese Resource Specialists meet in Newcastle

EAJRS is a European association which brings together librarians, museum curators and scholars who deal with Japanese resources.

26 October 2011, 5-7pm: Mini-symposium on 'Religion and Reform in England'

Phil Connell (Cambridge), 'Milton, James Harrington and Republican Religion'
Kevin Gilmartin (Caltech and York), 'Transmitting the Nineteenth Century Evangelical Revival'
The symposium will take place in Seminar Room 1, Percy Building, chaired by Mike Rossington.

28-30 October 2011: German Medieval Studies in the UK

The Conference will bring together all German Medievalists from throughout the UK to discuss current research projects and found the first UK-wide network.

10 November 2011, 4pm: Ritchie Robertson (Oxford): Arch-villain or heroic rebel? Images of the conspirator in Schiller, Burke, and Ibsen

Together with the SML Distinguished Speaker Series, Location: Beehive 2.20

25 November 2011: Mini-symposium with the Gender Reseach Group on 'Early Modern Recipe Books'

'Women's Social Networks, Domesticity, Science and Medicine', chaired by Kate Chedgzoy. Participants are Catherine Alexander (Newcastle), Jayne Archer (Aberystwyth), Jennifer Richards (Ncl), Sara Pennell (Roehampton), and Suzanne Trill (Edinburgh).

13 December 2011, 5.15pm: Gary Kelly (Leverhulme Visiting Professor, SELLL): Modernity, Print Culture and Romantic Puritanism


Programme 2010-2011

Semester 1

NB: Mini-symposia run for two hours, normally on a Tuesday, 4-6pm; public style lectures run for an hour, normally on a Tuesday, 5-6pm; one-day / half-day symposia outside teaching times; we also hold joint seminars with other research groups and Schools in Newcastle.

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 4pm
Rachel Hammersley (History): Rethinking the English Republican Tradition: Royalists and Republicans at the Rota (together with the History Seminar Series)

Armstrong Building, Postgraduate Meeting Room (2nd floor)

Tuesday, 9 November 2011, 4:30-6:30pm
Delphine Doucet (Sunderland): Clandestine Literature: Bodin's Colloquium and the "Traité des Trois Imposteurs"

Research Beehive, 2.22

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 4pm
Jace Stuckey (Louisiana Tech University & Cardiff University): The “Other” in the Latin East: A Case Study for Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Middle Ages (together with the History Seminar Series)
Armstrong Building, Postgraduate Meeting Room (2nd floor)

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 4-6pm
Mini Symposium on Islands, Borders and Identity

Adam McKeown (Tulane University, Visiting Scholar, SELLL): "Imagining the Borders in Tudor England: Art, Literature, and the Shape of Community"
Marie-Louise Coolahan (NUI, Galway): ‘Settlement, Exile and the Markers of Seventeenth-Century Irish Identity’

Amstrong Building, CETL-room

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 4pm
Laura Moretti (SML): Sophisticated Intertextuality and Practical Discourse on Sexuality: Examples from 18th Cent. Japanese Erotic Writings (shunga) (together with the SML research seminar series)

Research Beehive, 2.20

Tuesday, December 14th, Time 4pm-6pm
Mini-Symposium on ‘Past and Present: Producing the Past for Public Access and Participation’
Helen Weinstein (Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York).

Pybus Room, Old Library Building


Semester 2

Wednesday, 19 January 2011, 4-6pm
Mini Symposium on Medieval Song Network.

Helen Deeming (Royal Holloway): Songs and Sermons in Thirteenth-Century England
Margaret Connolly
(St. Andrew’s): The Nun, the Squire and the Great Letter: Visionary Devotion and Intercession in Fifteenth-Century Yorkshire
Research Beehive, 2.20

Friday, 11 February 2011, 10:30-16:00
An international conference on Japanese Illustrated Books.

Research Beehive, 2.20

Wednesday, 23 February, 5pm

MEMS Keynote lecture
Kornicki (Cambridge): Literate women East and West: gender and the book in East Asia and Europe

Percy Building G5

Tuesday, 8 March 2011, 5pm
MEMS Keynote lecture
Skinner (QMUL): A genealogy of liberty
Devonshire Building G21/22

Thursday 17 March 2011
Tim Barrett (SOAS): The Emergence of Printing in East and West: some comparisons and contrasts (together with the History Seminar Series)

Armstrong Building, Postgraduate Meeting Room (2nd floor)

Friday, 25 March 2011
One day conference 'Transmissions. Centenary Conference of the School of Modern Languages
Henrike Lähnemann and Elizabeth Andersen: 'Transmission in late medieval Northern Germany' in the session on Transmission as textual transformation

Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Mini-Symposium on the transmission of a late medieval German devotional text
Simone Schultz-Balluff (Bochum) 'St. Anselmi Fragen an Maria'
Old Library Building, room 6.23

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 16:00-18:00
Mini-Symposium on the Songs of Oswald von Wolkenstein
Hartmut Möller (Rostock / Visiting Fellow MEMS) and Michael Shields (Galway).

Old Library Building, Research Beehive 2.20

Monday, 9 May 2011, 5pm
MEMS Keynote lecture
Subramanyam (UCLA): The Asphyxiation of a Port: Reflections on the Decline of Melaka, 1500-1700

(in association with the Post-Colonial Research Group, SELLL and the Visiting Speaker Series, SELLL)

followed by a symposium on Tuesday

Percy Building, G5


Programme 2009-2010

Semester 1

Thursday 1 October 2009, 4pm

Distinguished Speaker Series of the School of Modern Languages
Timon Screech (SOAS), The Cargo of The 'New Year's Gift': Paintings from London for Asian Rulers, 1615
Fine Arts Building Lecture Theatre

Tuesday, 10 November 2009, 4–6pm
Mini Symposium on Gender and Music.
Speakers: Helen Berry (SHIS) and Richard Wistreich (SAC)

Research Beehive, 2.22

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 4-5pm

together with the SML Research Seminar Series

David Cowling (Durham), Counterfeitness of other tunges: Metaphor and Early Modern Linguistic Debate

Research Beehive, 2.22

Tuesday, 8 December 2009, 5–7pm [!]
Mini Symposium on Liturgy and Editing.
Speakers: John Harper (International Centre for Sacred Music Studies, Bangor University)
Realising the latent: medieval liturgical texts and buildings

CELT room (ground floor, Armstrong Building)

Thursday, 10 December 2009, 4-5pm

together with the History Research Seminar series

Joanna Huntingdon (Newcastle), Of Monks and Men: Exemplary Masculinities in Twelfth-Century Histories

Armstrong Building, Shefton Room


Semester 2

Tuesday, 26 January 2010, 4-6pm

Mini Symposium on Translation.

Speakers: Fred Schurink (SELLL), Neil Rhodes (St. Andrews)

Research Beehive, 2.22

Thursday, 11 February 2010, 4-5pm

together with the SML Research Seminar Series

Franz-Josef Holznagel (Rostock), Circulation and Media Transformations. On the Afterlife of a Late Medieval Popular Song

Research Beehive

Thursday 11 March 2010, 4pm

together with the History Research Seminar series

Mike Braddick, English Civil War Partisanship and the History of Social Relations

Armstrong Building, Shefton Room

Monday 15th March, 5pm

together with the Visiting Speaker series at the School of English

Giles Bergel (Merton College, Oxford), Rules of Succession: Kingship and the English Ballad Trade c. 1630-1820

Armstrong building, M.LT1 (first floor)

Tuesday 23 March 2010, 4-6pm: POSTPONED, new date tbc
Mini Symposium on the Early Modern City.

Speakers: Ian Archer (Oxford University) and Jeremy Boulton (SHIS)

Armstrong Building, Shefton room

Tuesday 20 April 2010, 4-6pm
Workshop on the AHRC Letters of Bess of Hardwick Project and online textual editions

Speaker: Alison Wiggins (Glasgow University)

Research Beehive, 2.22

Tuesday 4 May 2010, 4-5pm

"The World Inside Out": Inversion of the Body in 16th c. interpersonal violence

Speaker: Luc Racaut (SHIS)

Research Beehive, 2.22

Thursday, 11 May 2010, 4-5pm

together with the SML Research Seminar Series

Friedel Roolfs (Münster), From right to left. The Lübeck Middle Low German 'Danse Macabre' of 1520

Old Library Building, room 3.18 [!]

Wednesday 19 May 2010, 4-6pm
Mini Symposium on Early Elizabethan Drama and the Problem of Counsel.

Speaker: Paulina Kewes (Jesus College, Oxford); Respondent: Jennifer Richards (SELLL)

Research Beehive, 2.20

Tuesday 27 May 2010, 4-6pm

Mini Symposion on "Rereading and Rewriting: Classical and Medieval Themes in the Early Modern Period", organised by Katherine Heavey

Old Library Building, room 6.2 [!]



Northern German Mysticism
Organised by Henrike Lähnemann and Elizabeth Andersen
9-11 September 2010


Programme 2008-2009

Semester 1

Monday 29 September, 5pm
Joint event of the School of English and the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Group
Jason Powell (Saint Joseph’s University), ‘Thomas Wyatt, Francis Bryan, and Honesty’
Seminar Room 1, Percy Building

Tuesday 21 October, 5pm
MEMS Mini Symposium on Textual Editing
Diana Whaley (SELLL), 'Skaldic Poetry'
Magnus Williamson (SAC), 'The British Academy's Early English Church Music Series'
Henrike Lähnemann (SML), 'The Medingen Prayerbooks'
Fred Schurink (SELLL), 'The MHRA Tudor and Stuart Translations'
Michael Rossington (SELLL), 'Editing the Shelleys'
Research Beehive 2.20

Thursday 13 November, 4pm
Joint event of the School of Historical Studies and the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Group
Stephen Alford (King’s College, Cambridge), ‘The Hunting Down of Edmund Campion’
Armstrong Meeting Room, Armstrong Building

Tuesday 2 December, 5pm
Society for Renaissance Studies ‘Renaissance Road Show’
John Law (Swansea University), ‘British Interest in the Italian Renaissance in the Long Nineteenth Century’
Followed by a reception sponsored by the Society for Renaissance Studies
Research Beehive 2.22


Semester 2

Tuesday 27 January, 5pm
MEMS Workshop by the Textual Editing Special Interest Group
Research Beehive 2.22

Tuesday 24 February, 4pm
MEMS Mini Symposium on Music
Susan Wollenberg (University of Oxford)
Roz Southey (Music)
Research Beehive 2.20

Tuesday 3 March, 4pm
MEMS Guest Lecture on Shakespeare and Religion
Brian Cummings (University of Sussex)

Research Beehive 2.20

Tuesday 17 March, 5pm
MEMS Archive Visit to Durham

Monday 27 April, 4pm
MEMS Mini Symposium on French Studies
Olivier Christin (Lyon II)
Luc Racaut (SHIS)
Postgraduate Meeting Room, Armstrong Building (second floor)

Tuesday 19 May, 4pm
MEMS Mini Symposium on Childhood and Gender in Early Modern England
Edel Lamb (University College Dublin)
Kate Chedgzoy (SELLL)
Research Beehive 2.22



Instruction in and through Literature
Organised by Henrike Lähnemann
15-17 April 2009

Tudor Translation
Organised by Fred Schurink
9-10 July 2009

Republican Exchanges, c.1550-c.1850
Organised by Jennifer Richards, Mike Rossington, Ruth Connolly and Rachel Hammersley
16-18 July 2009 - Call for papers

Virtue, vice, & virility: High status men in the Middle Ages
Organised by Joanna Huntington and Katherine Lewis
20-21 July 2009 - Preliminary Call for papers


Reading group

Republicanism Reading Group
Convened by Rachel Hammersley and Ruth Connolly
Monthly meetings during term time

The 'Reimagining the Cavaliers' programme is here and below: Cavalier Programme

The conference poster is here: Cavaliers poster

The symposium is free and all are welcome. Please email by September 6th if you wish to attend.


Reimagining the Cavalier:  11 September 2015

Room G.10, Percy Building, Newcastle University


9.30: Welcome and Introduction

9.45: Nigel Smith (Princeton), ‘Cross-Channel Cavaliers’

 10.30: Coffee

 10.45: Panel: Poetics

Nicholas McDowell (Exeter University), ‘Towards a Redefinition of Cavalier Poetics’

 Christopher Burlinson (University of Cambridge): ‘Finest Gossamore’

 11.45: Break

 12.00: Panel: Feeling

Hero Chalmers (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge), ‘“But not laughing”: Horsemanship and the Idea of the Cavalier’

 Ruth Connolly (Newcastle University), ‘[Men] unclothed of themselves’: exposure, dispossession and ugly feelings in Lucasta (1659)

 13.00: Lunch

 14.00: James Loxley (Edinburgh University), ‘Poetry, Portraiture and Praise: the

Rhetoric of Cavalier Ekphrasis’

 14.45: Panel: Afterlives

Kate Gath (Sheffield University), ‘Hellish Cavaliering Devils’: Cavalier Stereotypes in Restoration Farce’

 Catriona Murray (Edinburgh University), ‘Re-constructing the Cavalier Family: Parental Politics and Nineteenth-Century Images of Charles I and his Children’

 15.45: Tea

 16.00: Jerome de Groot (Manchester University), ‘How to write the History of a Cultural


 16.45: Round table: ‘The Cavalier’ as interdisciplinary field