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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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Vacancy: Post-doctoral Research Assistant

Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (Ridolfi collection) in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London. We are seeking an experienced and qualified Post-Doctoral Research Assistant to join Dr Stefano Jossa to work on the Ridolfi collection at the Archives at RHUL with a BA/Leverhulme…

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Error in Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Error

This book began with a fascination for the sensation when you read or hear Shakespearean dramatic poetry that is so dense and complex it almost passes over you. You haven’t understood it, but it also hasn’t left you entirely blank, either. If you hear it in the theatre you only get one shot, and if…

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Materials for research during Covid-19

A number of organisations have made available materials to facilitate research during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have tried to compile some of these in the list below. Please get in touch through the Contact Us form, if you would like any links to be added, or to report a broken link. Our list of useful…

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Shakespeare’s Accents: Voicing Identity in Performance

The focus of my book My book is about voices and how the voicing of Shakespeare on stage has traditionally privileged some accents over others, thereby leading to an alignment of English Shakespeare in performance with the speech of elitism. This alignment, I found, dates as far back as the second half of the seventeenth-century….

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Shakespeare, Spectatorship and the Technologies of Performance

This book investigates the intersection between the production of early modern drama and experimentation with technologies of performance that came to a peak between 2009, when the National Theatre launched its NT Live broadcasts, and 2016, the year that saw an explosion of creativity centred on the quatercentenary celebrations of Shakespeare’s life. In that short…

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Doubtful Readers: online book launch

powered by Crowdcast   Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and disruption caused by Covid-19, a number of book launches and other events of interest to our members have been cancelled or postponed. In what the SRS hopes will become a regular series, we have invited Erin A. McCarthy, author of  Doubtful Readers:  Print, Poetry,…

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Reliquiæ Baxterianæ: online book launch

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and disruption caused by Covid-19, a number of book launches and other events of interest to our members have been cancelled or postponed. In the first of what the SRS hopes will become a regular series, we have invited members of the editorial team for the Oxford University Press…

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Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Culture

Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Culture is a new monograph series addressing topics relating to belief and culture, across a wide period from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Institutions of belief (e.g., in the Christian world, the papacy, bishoprics, monasteries), have shaped the production and preservation of a very high proportion…

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Secrets of Craft and Nature

The Making and Knowing Project celebrates the publication of Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France. A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640, a remarkable sixteenth-century manuscript held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). The manuscript contains over 900 recipes for making art objects, medical remedies, and materials for…

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