CfP: Shakespeare in the North

2 June 2016, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Keynote speakers: Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam), Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston), Professor Peter Davidson (Aberdeen) The four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 will, more than ever, focus attention on this question: where and to whom does Shakespeare belong?  Much critical work has been done on Shakespeare’s … Continue reading CfP: Shakespeare in the North

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Reform and Renewal: New Directions in Early Drama Research – A Round Table Discussion at Leeds IMC 2015

Sponsored by Medieval English Theatre and Early English Drama & Performance Network Tuesday 7th July 2015 7-8pm The last forty years have seen tremendous change and innovation in medieval drama research. During this time the field has gradually moved from the margins to hold a more central position in medieval studies, has shifted its focus … Continue reading Reform and Renewal: New Directions in Early Drama Research – A Round Table Discussion at Leeds IMC 2015

London Renaissance Seminar: The Performance and Experience of Domestic Service

Saturday 18th July 2015, 2pm-6.30pm, Room 538, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX In early modern England, domestic conduct literature, legal treatises, and state-sanctioned homilies propagated the ideal of the home as a self-contained system of government; the loyalty of domestic servants was therefore of political significance. Performances of domestic service onstage explored early modern anxieties … Continue reading London Renaissance Seminar: The Performance and Experience of Domestic Service

Cities and Citizens: 17th-Century Studies Conference

Durham University, 13-15 July 2015 The 2015 Seventeenth-Century Studies conference will address the topic of ‘Cities and Citizens’ and focus on the ways in which urban centres were perceived, experienced, understood and represented in the long seventeenth century (c.1580-1720). The conference will be held within the World Heritage Site on Palace Green in the heart … Continue reading Cities and Citizens: 17th-Century Studies Conference

New Publication: Civic London to 1558, ed. Anne Lancashire

With David J. Parkinson (Boydell & Brewer, 2015) "The full range of the variety and richness of London's dramatic activity is revealed here, using the records of its civic government and craft guilds. The collection includes the major surviving Corporation and guild records from 1286 to 1558, while a detailed chronological appendix adds important supplementary … Continue reading New Publication: Civic London to 1558, ed. Anne Lancashire