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History Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre

The Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre was established in Spring 2017, growing out of the former Eighteenth Century Centre, the Early Modern Forum (a major AHRC-funded project), and the core strength in early modern history of Warwick's Department of History. Covering a large time period (1450 to 1850), the Centre works on major research projects, as well as providing an interdisciplinary forum for academic staff and postgraduate students in the Humanities, particularly History, English, French, History of Art, and beyond.

The Centre aims to encourage the exchange of ideas and to promote interaction with others through a variety of different media. It enjoys close relations with the Global History & Culture Centre and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance within Warwick, and continues to develop partnerships and networks with other institutions.

The Centre organises regular seminars and other events throughout the academic year. Details can be found on the Events page.


We are now busy planning a programme of events for the next academic year - you can see confirmed events so far on the Events page. In the meantime, this may be of interest:

Friday 25th August
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, N Yorks 
La Forteresse du Danube (1805)
A one-off community performance in translation of Pixerécourt's melodrama. The performance is the culmination of an AHRC project at Warwick on staging Napoleonic theatre. Project details here
Tickets are on sale for £9 here

Early Modern Forum

The Early Modern Forum was a major, multi-strand project, funded by the AHRC, which aimed to encourage academics and postgraduates who rarely had the opportunity to meet in person, to collaborate easily and effectively, particularly through the partner institutions: Warwick, Boston, Yale, the Huntington/USC, Vanderbilt, and the Sorbonne.

The shared information store, with podcasts and videos of research seminars, interviews with academics, an index of useful web links for early modernists, and other material is still available here.

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