The Institute of English Studies runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public. Use the calendar below to view upcoming events and to register for conferences and lectures.

Covid-19: The Institute of English Studies is currently holding all events online. 

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EMPHASIS
EMPHASIS

Denis Robichaud (Notre Dame University)
“Ficino and the Nodus Divinus.”

Institute of English Studies
Seminar
12 December
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EMPHASIS

Aviva Rothman (Case Western Reserve University)
“Kepler’s Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and the Copernican ban of 1616.”

Institute of English Studies
Seminar
15 January
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EMPHASIS

Louise Devoy (National Maritime Museum)
“New perspectives on the life and work of Humfrey Cole (c.1530-91), England’s first native-born scienti...

Institute of English Studies
Seminar
6 February
EMPHASIS
EMPHASIS

Sophie Page (University College London)
“Nature and Magic in the Late Middle Ages.”

EMPHASIS
EMPHASIS

Per Landgren (Wolfson College, Oxford)
“What was ‘historia’? Rival concepts in early Modern Europe.”

Institute of English Studies
Seminar
10 April
EMPHASIS
EMPHASIS

Claire Fanger (Rice University)
“Intersections of Time and Eternity: Understanding Divine Speech in Late Medieval Angel Magic”.

EMPHASIS
EMPHASIS

Lodi Nauta (University of Groningen)
“Thomas Hobbes and the Rhetoric of Common Language.”

EMPHASIS
EMPHASIS

Jetze Touber (Independent scholar)
“François Hemsterhuis and intellectual dilettantism in Orangist The Hague (1750-1800).”