Next Seminar: Huddersfield, 17th October

We’re delighted to announce a fantastic line up for our next seminar, at the University of Huddersfield on Wednesday October 17th. Email secretary.nwseminar@gmail.com if you’d like to join us for dinner after the seminar!

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Present at our next seminar!

The next North West Early Modern Seminar will be hosted by the University of Lancaster on May 2nd 2018. We are currently looking for speakers to present either 20-25 minute papers, or brief 5 minute papers related to their research interests, in any discipline, in the early modern period.

Previous speakers have presented papers on topics as diverse as the early modern origins of sign language, the many faces of the Elizabethan pirate,  and eighteenth-century tavern culture. The five minute slots are ideal for presenting work in progress, new projects, or for PhD students wanting to gain experience in presenting.

The application process will be conducted on a “first-come-first-served” basis.

If you wish to volunteer  please send your name, institution and the title or subject area of your paper to secretary.nwseminar@gmail.com  by 5 pm on 29th March 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will feel free to promote the CFP and event at your own institutions.

CFP: NWEMS at University of Liverpool – 1st Nov 2017

Dear all,

The next North West Early Modern Seminar will be hosted by the University of Liverpool on 1st November 2017. We are currently looking for speakers to present brief 5 minute papers related to their research interests, in any discipline, in the early modern period.

Previous speakers have presented papers on topics as diverse as the early modern origins of sign language, the many faces of the Elizabethan pirate, notions of settlement and their development in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the language of value in seventeenth and eighteenth-century auction advertisements. The five minute slots are ideal for presenting work in progress, new projects, or for PhD students wanting to gain experience in presenting.

The application process will be conducted on a “first-come-first-served” basis.

If you wish to volunteer  please send your name, institution and the title or subject area of your paper to secretary.nwseminar@gmail.com  by 5pm on 29th September.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will feel free to promote the CFP and event at your own institutions.

Best wishes,

Andrew

Andrew Crome

Chair – North West Early Modern Seminar

Lecturer in Early Modern History, Manchester Metropolitan University

North West Seminar at Liverpool Hope University

In November the North West Early Modern Seminar was hosted by Liverpool Hope University where we enjoyed a series of excellent papers and presentations on current research projects. John Appleby (Liverpool Hope University) explored the ways in which the notorious pirate John Callice was able to benefit from networks of assistance and lack of action by local authorities, and the problems posed by this form of organised crime for the Elizabethan government. Dr Appleby drew attention to the fascinating image of the redeemed pirate, at times both useful to Callice and acceptable to ministers seeking to draw on his considerable knowledge. Dr Jenni Hyde (University of Manchester) stepped in at short notice and discussed the use by mid-Tudor ballad composers of simple, memorable tunes in familiar musical forms which could be reworded to suit a particular topical issue, demonstrating her point by leading her audience in song! She explored the range of subjects that were addressed in both surviving manuscript and print collections, and balladeers’ use of ambiguous words – and the potential consequences, in the context of the Henrician treason legislation, of being willing to explain them to an audience.

We heard from our ‘speed-daters’ after a short break, beginning with Dr Nicholas Seager (University of Keele) who discussed his current work editing the surviving correspondence of Daniel Defoe, talking us through the range of subject matter and the associated editorial challenges. Michael Smith (University of Manchester) explored an aspect of his doctoral research on late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Protestantism, focusing on the motives of the SPCK in circulating work by the non-conformist theologian, Jean Le Clerc. Dr James Mawdesley (Liverpool Hope University) closed our proceedings by exploring the significance of the probable links between Richard Mather of Boston and clergy in Bury in the establishment of Presbyterianism in Lancashire in the 1640s.

We continued discussions over drinks and a meal.MWEMS 25 Nov 2015