John Rylands Early Modern Seminar

John Rylands Early Modern Seminar on Print and Materiality

John Rylands Seminar on Print and Materiality

in the Early Modern World

2015/16 Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester


Public Worlds and Embodied Emotions: Thursday 19 November 2015, 5.00-7.00 pm

Dr Matthew Champion, Cambridge, Aenea mi vox est: Listening to the Bells of the Early Modern Low Countries

Oscar Seip, Manchester, Giulio Camillo’s ‘Theatro della Sapientia’: Staging Knowledge about Man and his World

Dr Elaine Tierney, Manchester/Victoria & Albert Museum, Feeling Fireworks in the Seventeenth Century

Global Bodies and Emotions: Thursday 17 December 2015, 5.00-7.00 pm

Misha Ewen, University College London, Concern for the Fabric of the Commonwealth: Transportation to Virginia, c.1606-1649

Dr Naomi Pullin, Warwick, Making Friends and Enemies in the Seventeenth-Century Quaker Community

Dr Giovanni Tarantino, Melbourne, Feeling White in Early Modern Europe

Sound and Embodied Emotions: Thursday 4 February 2016, 5.00-7.00 pm

Dr Penelope Gouk, Manchester, On hearing and harmony: Francis Bacon’s proposal for a new method of interrogating sound and its perception

Dr Matthew Laube, Cambridge/Brussels, Objects of Harmony: Music and Material Culture in the Confessional Age

Professor Thomas Schmidt, Manchester, On the making of polyphonic music manuscripts and prints in the early 16th century: the evolution of standard layouts and formats

Embodied Emotions and the Supernatural: Thursday 3 March 2016, 5.00-7.00 pm

Dr Stephen Gordon, Manchester, Michael Scot and Necromancy: An Investigation into the Provenance of Latin MS 105

Dr Laura Kounine, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Conscience, Confession and Selfhood in Lutheran Witch-Trials

Dr Jenny Spinks, Manchester, Embodied anxieties in the sixteenth century: European print culture and the global supernatural

Embodied Emotions, Mind and Memory in Past and Present: Thursday 28 April 2016, 5.00-7.00pm

Dr Sasha Handley, Manchester, Sleep in Early Modern England

Dr Penny Lewis, Manchester, Sleep, Cognition and Neuroscience

Michael Smith, Manchester, Emotions and Devotions in Early Modern England

Sessions will be held in the Christie Room, John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. The programme is supported by the Faculty of Humanities and the John Rylands Research Institute. A group will go for drinks afterwards – all welcome! Convened by Dr Sasha Handley & Dr Jenny Spinks. Enquiries: Sasha Handley:

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