SEM: Institute of Historical Research, « Society, Culture, and Belief, 1500-1800 »

Society, Culture and Belief, 1500-1800

Convenors: Laura Gowing (King’s College London), Kate Hodgkin (University of East London) Michael Hunter (Birkbeck) and Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck).

Seminars will take place in the Bedford Room, G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1, on the following Thursdays at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome!

10 October

Peter Burke (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)

 Generation: is this a useful category of analysis for early modern historians?

7 November

Michael Hunter (Birkbeck)

Boyle’s legacy: second sight in English and Scottish thought in the long 18th century

Friday 22 November  Joint session with Women’s History Seminar, in Senate House G21A

Sarah Fox (Manchester)

 ’I do most sincerely wish you Dear Madam a Happy Minute’: the experience of childbirth in the long 18th century

5 December

Matt Phillpott (IHR),

 Tracing the reputation of Polydore Vergil: scholarly debates and cultural change during    the English Reformation

23 January

Lyndal Roper (Oriel College, Oxford)

 [Title to be confirmed]

20 February

Mark Knights (University of Warwick)

 Corruption in early modern Britain

20 March

Katherine Hunt (University of East Anglia)

 Shuffle and play, read and learn: early modern English didactic playing cards.