Early Modern British History 2012-2013

Seminar Co-Leaders:
Cynthia Herrup, University of Southern California
Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University

Year in Review

The Early Modern British History Seminar Series is approaching an important anniversary.  The first meeting of the Huntington Library Early Modern British History seminar was held in 1984, with Professor G.R. Elton giving the first paper.  Much has changed since then—not least the field of Early Modern British History—but the 2012-2013 season, our 29th, maintained the high level of scholarly engagement first set by Sir Geoffrey. We hosted talks by Krista Kesselring (Dalhousie University), Eleanor Hubbard (Princeton University), Derek Hirst (Washington University), and Chris Brooks (University of Durham), and, with the Renaissance Literature Seminar, Jennifer Andersen (CSU San Bernardino). 

The topics covered ranged widely and the discussions focused on how specific issues spoke to foundational questions: Who profits from the law? What do we mean by seemingly familiar terms such as revolution? What exactly was empire and in what context is it best studied?

As always, high attendance required the last-minute provision of extra chairs, and Winchell's donuts graced the coffee table.  Historians know the value of tradition!


Krista Kesselring, Dalhousie University

"'That Saucie Paradox': The Politics of Duelling in Early Modern
England"

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Huntington Library
Overseers' Room
10am-12noon


Derek Hirst, Washington University, St. Louis

"Imperial instincts in later seventeenth century England"

October 27, 2012

Huntington Library
Overseers' Room
10am-12noon


Eleanor Hubbard, Princeton University

"Staging Conflict: Sailors, Pirates, and Merchants in the Early Seventeenth Century"

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Huntington Library
Seaver Classrooms 1 & 2
10am-12noon


Jennifer Andersen, Cal State San Bernardino

"Red Herrings in Nashe Criticism: Patronage, Copia, and Generic Play"

February 23, 2013

Huntington Library
Seaver Classrooms 1 & 2
10am-12noon

Event is co-sponsored by the Renaissance Literature Seminar Series.


Christopher Brooks,University of Durham

"Through the looking glass: law and revolution in England 1640-1660"

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Huntington Library
Seaver Classroom 3
10am-12noon