Welcome to the Centre for Early Modern Studies
Oxford University offers unparallelled resources for the study of early modern English literature and has the world's largest concentration of specialists in this field. Based in the English Faculty, the Centre for Early Modern Studies serves as a central forum for research, conferences and graduate study, and aims to encourage collaboration across a wide range of related disciplines.
Centres of related research at Oxford
- Centre for Early Modern British and Irish History
- Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
- The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment
- Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book
- Cultures of Knowledge
- Oxford Early Modern South Asia Project
- The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material culture of the Middle East
- La Maison Française d'Oxford
- Medieval Studies at Oxford
- The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
- Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Oxford (RECSO)
- History of Science, Medicine and Technology
- The Thomas Gray Archive
Faculties at Oxford
The establishment of the Centre for Early Modern Studies was funded with a grant from the John Fell OUP Research Fund. Read more about John Fell and the history of the book.
Trinity Term 2015
Seminar details may be found on the Current events page.
Wednesday 3 June
Early Modern Graduate Forum Editing SessionProfessor Daniel Carey (NUI Galway), 'To Edit the Editor: Richard Hakluyt and the Challenge of Producing a Critical Edition of the Principal Navigations (1598-1600)' 6.15pm, in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College
Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: 17th-18th Century ChemistryChair: Margaret Pelling (Oxford)
Anna Marie Roos (Lincoln), 'The Chymistry of Francis Willughby (1635-1672): the Trinity College, Cambridge Community'
Michael Bycroft (Warwick), 'Alchemy, Art and Electricity: Research on Gems at the Académie Royale des Sciences, c. 1700-1750' 3pm, Maison Française d'Oxford
Thursday 4 June
Religion in the British Isles 1400-1700: a graduate seminarDr Ian Campbell, Queen’s University Belfast, ‘Archbishop James Ussher and Kingship in the Three Stuart Kingdoms’
5pm, Gibbs Room, Keble College (in the basement of the Warden’s Lodging: access via the main entrance of the College and Porters’ Lodge, Keble Road).
Seminars in the next seven days
There are no upcoming seminars, check back soon