PhD position in early modern prose in English

A PhD position is offered for the DFG-funded research project Diachronic Narratology at the chair of Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg). The post will initially be given for three years, but could be extended to a fourth year. The position will be filled in April 2020 or later.


Serenella Sessini

Obtaining the SRS Museum and Gallery Award of £350 has given me the possibility to cover some costs related to the publication of images in the book Music in the Art of Renaissance Italy c.1420-1540, contracted to publish with the Brepols imprint Harvey Miller in 2019.

Celebrating Ariosto and the Orlando Furioso

Event Date: 
16 Oct 2019

The editors are delighted to announce the publication of:

  • Ariosto, The ‘Orlando furioso’ and English Culture, edited by Jane E.Everson, Andrew Hiscock and Stefano Jossa (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • ‘Dreaming again on things already dreamed’. 500 years of ‘Orlando furioso’ (1516-2016), edited by Marco Dorigatti and Maria Pavlova (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019)

The volumes publish the proceedings of the 2016 conferences hosted in the UK in celebration of the fifth centenary of the first edition of Ariosto’s Orlando furioso.

Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (September 2019)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 33, no. 4, September 2019) is now available on-line via the Wiley-Blackwell website.

Mathew Payne

With the generous support of a Society of Renaissance Studies Museum and Galleries award, I was able to travel to Florence to work on four bank ledgers in the Archivio di Stato. Three of these ledgers belong to the archives of the firm of Bardi Migiotto and Bernardo & Co, covering 1515-1536 (Venturi Ginori Lisci, 448-450), and one of Bardi Pier Francesco and Cavalcanti Giovanni and Co, 1521-31 (Venturi Ginori Lisci, 472).

Bonfire of Flowers

Event Date: 
17 Jul 2019

A staged reading of a new play by Emma Whipday, inspired by the true story of the ‘Belvoir witches’, at 5.30pm on Wednesday 17 July, at the Anatomy Museum, King’s College London.


Two sons - both died in infancy by wicked practice and sorcery

Monument to Henry and Francis Manners, St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Bottesford


New SRS Postdoctoral Fellows Announced (2019-20)

The Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce Helen Newsome and Xiaona Wang as the winners of this year's Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition (2019-20). Helen will be working on a critical edition of the holograph letters of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots (1489-1541) and Xiaona's project is entitled 'Francis Bacon on attractio and gravitas: Sources, Context, and Later Influence'.

Helen Newsome: Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-20)

Dr Helen Newsome holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield. For her postdoctoral research, Helen will be working on a scholarly edition of the holograph letters of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots (1489-1541)


Xiaona Wang: Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-20)

Dr Xiaona Wang holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. The title of her postdoctoral research is 'Francis Bacon on attractio and gravitas: Sources, Context, and Later Influence'.


SRS Book Series

This series is dedicated to the exploration of the many cultures of knowledge, learning, reading and performing in the Renaissance and Early Modern world (c.1400-c.1700). We invite high quality proposals for monographs and edited volumes from across the wide range of existing and possible future fields of Renaissance and early modern studies.



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