Recent and Current CEMS Projects

Recent and Current CEMS Projects

The Materiality of Texts

Studying the material history of printed and manuscript texts, their circulation and readership. This research theme embraces a number of individual research projects, the first two of which were funded by the AHF/Hunter Caldwell award scheme:

  • Sir Robert Beale Correspondence Project: Opening the Diplomatic Letter in Early Modern Europe (2013-) Contact: Andrew Gordon
  • Spalding’s Practicks and the Aberdeen Commissary Court in the Seventeenth Century (2013-) Contact: Adelyn Wilson
  • The Bannatyne Project, with Leverhulme Funding since 2012, contact Elizabeth Elliott

Medical Knowledge between Polymathy and Disciplinarity

Duncan Liddel (1561-1613) (project 2011-2014), funded by the Aberdeen Humanities Fund/Hunter Caldwell Scheme and the Wellcome Trust, with publication imminent (Leiden: Brill 2015)

Cultures of Exchange

Production, collection, and use of manuscripts, printed works, music and art work across Europe

Religious culture and communities

Early modern toleration and dissent (co-operation with the Palacky-University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, with EU funding, 2012-2015)