The Early Modern Research Centres organises regular seminars on Mondays in Autumn and Spring terms, two colloquia in Summer term, and in July hosts the biennial Reading Early Modern Conference.


Events Autumn Term 2018

Seminars will be held in the Edith Morley Building.

Monday 22 October, EM 124, 1pm: 'The Social, Personal, and Spiritual Dynamics of Ghost Stories in Early Modern England'.

Dr Laura Sangha (Exeter).

Monday 19 November, EM 124, 1pm: 'Gender and Slavery in Milton's Republicanism'.

Dr Rachel Foxley (Reading).

Wednesday 5 December, EM 128, 4pm: 'Dolls and Idols: Touching the Past, Playing the Present in Early Modern England.'

Dr Joe Moshenska (Oxford).


Previous colloquia and past seminars


Past events

Organized by the Italian Academies collaborative research project, British Library, Royal Holloway University of London, and the University of Reading, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


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Professor Michelle O'Callaghan

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