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About us

The London Renaissance Seminar is a discussion forum looking at all aspects of early modern history, literature and culture. We meet regularly at Birkbeck during term time, with Saturday seminars, events and conferences. We welcome academics and students with an interest in early modern culture and we're open to the submission of papers and suggestions for panels. We offer two fellowship opportunities: one for established visiting fellows and one for early career fellows. Seminars are usually held in our Gordon Square building: 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPD.

Contact Sue Wiseman for further information.

Steering Committee

  • Organisers: Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (KCL), Professor Sue Wiseman (Birkbeck) and Thomas Healy (Sussex)
  • Early Career Convenor (2019-2021): Eva Lauenstein 
  • Advisory board:
    • Professor Michelle O'Callaghan (Reading)
    • Dr Lucy Munro (KCL)
    • Professor Gordon McMullan (KCL)

Affiliated institutions