Rachel Willie

Applying for an SRS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Michael Bennett, Kaye McLelland and Aislinn Muller share with us their experiences of, and advice for, applying to the SRS Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme.   Michael Bennett       Aislinn Muller   I was awarded the postdoctoral fellowship to research the intersection of Catholic material culture and political engagement in post-Reformation England, ca 1570-1660. Specifically, …

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New Website: Gabinetti disegni e stampe italiani (Italian Prints and Drawings Study Rooms)

The website https://www.gabinettidisegniestampe.com aims to gather together all the Gabinetti disegni e stampe italiani (Italian Prints and Drawings Study Rooms) in order to promote and enhance the Italian heritage of prints and drawings. Each Gabinetto disegni e stampe is accompanied on the website by an up-to-date description of the study room, contacts (emails and telephone …

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Museum Exhibitions

     In this conversation, the SRS’s John Gallagher talks to Dr Victoria Avery (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) and Dr Melissa Calaresu (University of Cambridge) about collaborations between museums and university academics, and the business of creating and launching a major collaborative exhibition. Today’s guests have an impressive track record of collaboration, having worked together on …

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Special Collections & Social Media with Bob MacLean

In this interview, the SRS’s John Gallagher speaks with Bob MacLean, who’s Assistant Librarian for Rare Books in the Archives & Special Collections of the University of Glasgow Library. They discuss public engagement with special collections, and how archives and libraries can use Twitter and blogging to broaden engagement with their collections. A useful resource …

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Renaissance Studies Article Prize 2020

The Renaissance Studies article prize 2020 goes to Irene Galandra Cooper for  ‘Unlocking “pious homes”: revealing devotional exchanges and religious materiality in early modern Naples’, vol. 33, Issue 5, pages 832-853, November 2019. The judges noted that the article’s interdisciplinary approach and use of sources were superb, and Cooper rises impressively to the challenge of joining …

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New Research in William Byrd’s Musical Culture on the 400th Anniversary of His Death

We welcome abstracts for an edited collection published on the musical culture of William Byrd to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death in 2023. The collection, co-edited by Samantha Bassler, Katherine Butler, and Katie Bank, will feature 10–15 essays dealing with the state of Byrd studies in the 21st century. We are hoping to …

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