Birkbeck Early Modern Society would like to make early modernists aware of a number of events which may be of interest:
1. Friday the 26th of February at 6.30pm, Birkbeck, GO4, 43 Gordon Square – Julian Bowsher from MoLA will speak about Elizabethan playhouses. His book on the subject Shakespeare’s London theatre land won the Current Archaeology book of the year in 2014. £2 to attend, or £5 annual membership. https://www.facebook.com/BirkbeckArchaeologySociety/
2. From the EMREM committee: Call for Papers for the annual symposium, to be held at the University of Birmingham from 5-6 May 2016. The theme of this inter-disciplinary conference is ‘Chaos and Catastrophe; Restoration and Renewal’, and we welcome papers and proposals for panels from postgraduate, postdoctoral and early career researchers from fields including, but not limited to, history, history of art, literature, languages, gender studies, archaeology, digital humanities, music, and philosophy.The deadline for abstracts and proposals for panels is 1 March 2016. Please email proposals, along with your name, institution, and area of research, and any queries, to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. New play about Richard III The second run of ‘Good King Richard’ which presents a revised view of the rise and fall of the much maligned King Richard III. History is always written by the victor. After Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the battle of Bosworth, Tudor Historians created the elaborate fiction of a deformed usurper who schemed and murdered his way onto the English throne. But who was the real Richard III? Drawing on contemporary sources, unsullied by Tudor propaganda, ‘Good King Richard’ dramatises for the very first time, the true events which propelled Richard onto the throne of England and two years later, led to his downfall. This is a tale of murder, betrayal, rebellion, revenge and political intrigue, starting with the drowning of the Duke of Clarence in a butt of Malmsey and ending on the eve of the Battle of Bosworth. A century after Richard’s death a celebrated play was written based on the testimony of his greatest enemy, Cardinal John Morton. Over four centuries later, Good King Richard finally sets the record straight. The Drayton Arms Theatre South Kensington March 1st to 12th 2016 Further information, reviews and booking links are on the website: www.goldenagetheatre.com
Performances are at 8.00pm Tuesday to Saturday and Saturday matinees at 3pm.
4. CFP: Sharing Space in the Early Modern World.
The conference considers shared spaces in the early modern world and will take place in Oxford on 24th/25th June. CFP deadline is 11 March 2016. Details can be found here: http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/14820