Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tudor and Stuart Ireland 2014 Conference podcasts

These are now available and can be dowloaded here .

Sheffield University SCEMS Event

Research Speed-Dating for Early Modernists
Thu, 16 April, 17:30 – 19:00
Venue to be confirmed
SCEMS Events
Organised by SCEMS, this research speed-dating event is intended to further the development of early modernist networks at the University of Sheffield. Places may be limited to please register your interest as soon as possible. There will be an opportunity to dine together afterwards.

A 17th-century cemetery in Montreal

An interesting report on this excavation can be read here in French.

Bath Conference: call for papers

CFP: News, Secrecy and Foreign Policy in early modern England

Submission deadline: April 17, 2015
Conference date(s):
July 18, 2015                                                                                    

Conference Venue:

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Bath, United Kingdom


The public discussion of foreign policy and the preservation of ‘state secrets’ became important factors in politics during the early modern period. Building on recent work on ‘public sphere’ politics, propaganda and censorship, the conference seeks to answer a number of questions:
How effective were diplomats’ attempts to gather intelligence and conceal the details of their negotiations, and what role did arguments about publicity and ‘public opinion’ play in diplomacy and foreign policy? What role did secrecy and the sharing of information have on court politics and the range of counsel available to monarchs and politicians? How did early modern governments respond to the growing public interest in politics and foreign affairs? How effective were attempts to manage information through propaganda, selective leaking or the suppression of sensitive policies and negotiations? What do these activities tell us about cultural attitudes towards information and the public?
We welcome abstracts on all aspects of these topics. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
·         State secrets, the Arcana Imperii and the management of information.
·         The ‘public sphere’ and the discussion of foreign policy.
·         Counsel and the formation of foreign policy.
·         Diplomacy, intelligence-gathering and spying.
·         Xenophobia and attitudes towards foreign countries.
·         ‘Secret histories’ and the interpretation of politics.
Postgraduate and postdoctoral students are welcome to apply for presentations.
Please send abstracts of 200-300 words to d.coast@bathspa.ac.uk for papers no longer than 20 minutes by Friday 17th April 2015.


British Agricultural History Society

There are some intriguing but brief comments on the Society's conference here .

Monday, 30 March 2015

Early Modern European History post at Princeton, New Jersey, USA

School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, seeks to make an appointment in Early Modern European History, understood to include broadly the period from the Renaissance to the mid-19th Century and potentially including Atlantic history and European expansion.

Only candidates with distinguished scholarly accomplishments will be considered.
Applications and nominations, including bibliography and curriculum vitae, should be sent by July 15, 2015 by email to HSsearch@ias.edu or by mail to: Administrative Officer, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. All communications will be held in strict confidence. The Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


Managing Tudor and Stuart Parliaments

The latest issue of Parliamentary History is now available here and contains a number of important essays composed to honour the memory of ProfessorMichael Graves.

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland c.1640