Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies



Public Lecture
Making an Emotional Body: Christmas in Greccio according to the Vita prima of Francis of Assisi by Thomas of Celano

11 November 2014, 6pm
The University of Melbourne, Old Arts, South Theatre
Barbara Rosenwein elaborated the notion of emotional communities as a way of explaining the affective dimension of social and cultural groups. But how is an ‘emotional community’ born? Exploring a famous case from medieval religious history, Nagy will test the hypothesis according to which shared emotional events or processes can induce the formation of an emotional or affective community. For further information, click here.

Workshop for Prospective Honours and Postgraduate Students in the History of Emotions

4-5 December 2014
Macmahon Ball Theatre, Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) invites prospective honours and postgraduate students to a two-day workshop to discuss the possibility of locating their studies in the Centre, and to showcase the support they can offer senior students. For further information, visit the Workshop information page.

Little Eyases: Early Modern Plays and Boy Players: 1525 – 1642

13 November 2014
University of Western Australia
This two day symposium will provide an opportunity to reflect on some of the many and complex issues surrounding boy players and boys’ plays in the early modern theatre. For further information and to download the symposium program, click here.

Public Lecture
Travelling Without Moving: Titian’s Assumption of the Virgin and its Children

Saturday, 1 November at 2-3pm
Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney
The Assumption of the Virgin in the Frari, Venice, was Titian’s first major public commission as an independent master. This lecture looks at how the dynamism of the composition revolutionised Venetian painting, redefined representations of the subject, and inspired painters diverse as Lotto, Rubens, El Greco, Murillo and Carracci. Lecture by Dr Nick Gordon. Further details on the University of Sydney website.

Public Lecture
A Tale of Two Libraries — Lambeth Palace Library and Sion College Library in the 17th Century
Saturday, 1 November 2014, 3.30-5.00pm
Exhibition Space, Fisher Library (Lvl 2), University of Sydney
Two notable ecclesiastical libraries were founded in London in the early 17th century. Lambeth Palace Library was founded in 1610 as a resource for future Archbishops of Canterbury, while Sion College Library was established in 1629 as a library for the City of London clergy. This illustrated lecture will explore the reasons for these two foundations and the contrasting ways in which they developed during the first century of their existence. For more information, visit the University of Sydney website.

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