Early Modern Reading Group

Birkbeck students run two groups that may be of interest to anyone researching or studying in the early modern period.

The first is the Early Modern Reading Group. This meets at Gordon Square about once a month to read and discuss an early modern text selected by the group. The group is very informal, the aim is to share the different perspectives that arise from our research interests, usually with a glass of wine. More information can be found on the Birkbeck Dandelion Network here: http://dandelionnetwork.org. If you join the group on Dandelion you will be sent details of the next meeting and the selected text each month.

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society is a thriving student society affiliated to the Students Union. It welcomes a variety of early career and senior academic speakers once a month who speak on early modern topics, very broadly defined. Our first speaker is Brodie Waddell on 10 October, and further events can be found on the Society’s website here:http://www.emintelligencer.org.uk. The Society cost £7 to join for the year, or you can come for a single event for a small charge. Meetings are usually held at 6.30pm on a Friday and wine and refreshments are served and there is always an opportunity to ask questions of the speaker afterwards. Other events such as visits to galleries and museums are organised from time to time. Please email Laura Jacobs, the Secretary at bbkems@gmail.com if you would like to be added to the mailing list and follow us on Birkbeck EMS @Twitter.

If you would like any further information on either of these groups please feel free to get in touch with Sue Jones(suejonze@googlemail.com) or me  (becky.tomlin@virgin.net).

I hope to meet you soon,
Becky Tomlin

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