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Thomas Harriot Seminar

The 2017 Thomas Harriot Seminar will be held at St John’s College, University of Durham, on 8-9 July 2017. This year’s speakers are: Karin Amundsen, Stephen Clucas, Robert Goulding, Evan Jones, Cesare Pastorino, Rory Rapple and Francis Young.

Topics covered will include: optics, specific gravities and the experimental tradition, early modern statics, metallurgy and the Virginia Colony, Hakluyt and Sebastian Cabot, Humphrey Gilbert and the Royal Prerogative, and magic as a political crime in Elizabethan England.

A full programme is available here. Places are limited so please secure your place by emailing the Chairman Dr Stephen Clucas at: s.clucas@bbk.ac.uk no later than 20 June.

The Thomas Harriot Seminar exists to promote the study of the life and times of the Elizabethan mathematician Thomas Harriot (1560-1621)

The THS meets bienially in Durham (in December). It publishes an occasional newsletter, The Harrioteer, and a series of Occasional Papers.

The THS welcomes any interested persons to its meetings. They are attended by scholars from Europe and America, but anyone with an interest in Harriot may attend. Postgraduate students who wish to attend may be eligible for a subsidy from the Seminar; applications should be made to the Chairman, Dr Stephen Clucas.

For further information please contact the Chairman, Dr Stephen Clucas, Reader in Early Modern History, School of Arts, Birkbeck, London, WC1E 7HX: s.clucas@bbk.ac.uk