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.

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EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Mike Zuber: "The Secret Lives of an Alchemical Text: Manuscripts of the Speculum Sapientiae (1st ed. 1705) and Their Stories."

EMPHASIS
Seminar
14/10/2017
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Dániel Margócsy: “Nicolaes Witsen, Shipbuilding and the Problem of Technology Transfer in Early Modern Europe.”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
04/11/2017
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Liana Saif:“Who’s got the Power? Natural Philosophers and Mystics as Magicians in Medieval Islam.”

Michael Noble:“Astral Magic as an alt...

EMPHASIS
Seminar
09/12/2017
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Katherine Reinhart: “Art, Science, and Power in the early French Scientific Academy”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
13/01/2018
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Alex Wragge-Morley: “An Empiricism of Imperceptible Entities: Robert Boyle on the Representation of Atoms, the Resurrection, and God.”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
03/02/2018
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Felix Waldmann:“Antonio Genovesi and Leibnizio-Wolffianism in eighteenth-century Sicily.”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
03/03/2018
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Hannah Murphy: “Imagining Perspective in Reformation Nuremberg.”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
07/04/2018
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Valentina Pugliano:“Curing plagues and collecting ruins: Tracing a forgotten network of knowledge in the Mediterranean.”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
05/05/2018
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Stathis Psillos and Irene Goudarouli :“General Principles vs. Laws of Nature in Thomas Hobbes’s Natural Philosophy.”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
02/06/2018
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Benjamin Wardhaugh: “Isaac Newton as mathematical reader and annotator.”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
07/07/2018
Room 246 (Senate House)