- Wednesday, 17 April, 2013
- Chester Dunning (Texas A&M University, Fulbright Scholar at Aberdeen) co-hosted with ACREEH
Lost Chapter of John Milton's Moscovia
- 8th - 10th May 2013
- International Conference Medical Knowledge between Polymathy and Disciplinarity: Duncan Liddel (1561-1613) in Context
Prof. Mordechai Feingold fom CalTech
Venue: Sir Duncan Rice Library Conference Room 1, Floor 7
Please consult the draft programme under http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/
The Centre for Early Modern Studies brings together distinguished early modern scholars in all the major disciplines, and fosters collaborative research in the fields of history, philosophy, religion, literature, and the other arts. It is situated in one of the oldest British universities, whose extensive and unique Historic Collections go back to the library of the university’s founder, Bishop William Elphinstone (1431-1514). The collection of 7,000 early printed books includes 231 published before 1501, and contains many early books on the history of science and medicine, and the MacBean Collection of Jacobite books and pamphlets (one of the largest Jacobite collections in the country). Manuscript holdings include papers of the philosopher Thomas Reid, who taught at Aberdeen.
The geographical scope of the Centre spans Europe and the Atlantic world, focusing on the British Isles, France, Italy, Germany, North-eastern Europe and the Baltic. Special interests include:
- Political Thought and Philosophy of Science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
- Tudor and Stuart Literature
- History of Religion
- Cultural and political history
- Early colonialism, military history, empire and nation-building
- Renaissance and Baroque art and music.
MLitt and PhD Programmes
The Centre provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students taking postgraduate degrees within the period. The MLitt in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies encourages students to familiarise themselves with a variety of multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches. Its core course helps them to explore different perspectives, and a menu of elective courses across schools and departments will offer the chance to study this complex and fascinating period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. For further details see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cems/post-graduate-study.shtml.
We also invite students to apply for the PhD programme via the graduate school, which also offers studentships and bursaries. Information is available at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/search.php and on http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/.
We also cooperate with the Programme for Interdisciplinary Studies ’Artes Liberales’, University of Warsaw, through an exchange of PhD students. See http://www.mpd.ibi.uw.edu.pl/?page=contact for more information.