Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Early Modern Studies (EMS) cluster in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol consists of a group of scholars from the Arts, Humanities, and Modern Languages, active in the renaissance and early modern periods.

The EMS quite purposefully puts no dates to its remit: where the 'early modern' or 'renaissance' begun and ended is entirely dependent on geography and discipline, and subject to unresolved debate; moreover, the members of the cluster are as interested in what may appear to be our methodological, disciplinary, and chronological fringes, as we are in the canonical and central areas of the early modern. 

The aim of the cluster is to draw together existing local cross-disciplinary activities at Bristol, organise social events, host internal and external speakers, support research initiatives, and advertise early-modern activity across the university and the city of Bristol. We also hope to strengthen connections with early modernists at neighbouring universities, especially within GW4.

EMS has hosted an inaugural lunch meeting in June 2016. At this meeting, EMS set its objectives, and determined how it can best serve the needs of the community at Bristol (academic and support staff, postgraduate research students). A local symposium has been planned for July 2016. An updated web presence will supercede this temporary note of our activities. 

If you would like to be involved with the EMS in any way, please contact the conveners: Sebastiaan Verweij and Kenneth Austin. 

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    Research Output

    Anglo-Dutch relations in the seventeenth century

    Holberton, E. W. & Avery, J. A. S., 2020, North Sea Crossings: The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations. Levelt, S. & Putter, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Brill’s Companion to the Reformation in Geneva

    Balserak, J., 6 Apr 2020, (Submitted) Brill Academic Publishers.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

    Calvin, John

    Balserak, J., 28 Feb 2020, (Submitted) Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. Louth, A. (ed.). 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Projects

    Student theses

    A Field the Lord hath Blessed: the Person, Works, Life and Polemical Ecclesiology of Richard Field, DD, 1561‐1616

    Author: Wilkins, V., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Balserak, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Ghosts of War and Spirits of Place: Spectral Belief in Early Modern England and Protestant Germany

    Author: O Lynn, A. A., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Hutton, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    In Search of Frieda Harris

    Author: Whitehouse, D., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Hutton, R. E. (Supervisor) & Huxford, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Prizes

    An Empathetic Realisation of Embodied Grief in Fiction Film Project: Research

    Dawson, Lesel D (Recipient) & Hay, Jimmy (Recipient), 7 Dec 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • British Library Labs Competition

    Batt, Jennifer (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Charles Schmitt Prize, International Society for Intellectual History

    Rebecca Gould (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Renaissance Society of America 2018 New Orleans

    Edward W Holberton (Participant)

    31 Mar 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Shakespeare Quarterly (Journal)

    Eleanor K Rycroft (Peer reviewer)

    2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Rutgers University and The City University of New York (CUNY) conference “Gold, Sugar, Tobacco, Rice: The Stuff of the Early Modern Atlantic"

    Edward W Holberton (Participant)

    26 Mar 202027 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference