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Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Renaissance

The Renaissance Centre is keen to promote undergraduate interest in the Renaissance. Please feel free to contact the Director or the Director of Graduate Studies with any queries about our activities. Note that postgraduate modules are not normally open to undergraduates, but we may explore the possibility of taster sessions.

All students are welcome to attend Research seminars or register for conferences, unless stated restrictions apply. If you are brimming with ideas or keen to have some hands-on experience, you may also like to know about opportunities for funding and research:

Prospective, current and past undergraduate research projects in the Centre and Renaissance-related projects elsewhere in the University include:

  • An Edition of Lady Hester Pulter (with Dr Alice Eardley)
  • Editing Lady Hester Pulter (with Dr Alice Eardley)
  • James Shirley's comic Women: A Preliminary Investigation and Bibliography (with Dr T Grant)
  • Creating a Renaissance Festivals On-line Database (with Dr M Shewring [Theatre Studies] and Rob O'Toole) - a project linked to the British Library's Treasures in Full - Renaissance Festival Books
  • The Construction of the Great House; new methods of understanding 16th and 17th century country houses (with Dr J Alexander [History of Art])
  • Constructing Elizabeth Isham: Launching the first autobiography in English - E. Isham's "Remembrances", 1638 (with Dr E Clarke [English])
  • Building a Bibliography for the The Oxford University Press Edition of The Complete Works of James Shirley (with Dr T Grant)
  • Textual Collation of the First Edition of The Wittie Faire One by James Shirley (with Dr T Grant)
  • Contextualising The White Devil: Politics, Religion and Theatre during the Reign of James I (with Dr N Cinpoes)