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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Durham Early Modern Group

Durham Early Modern Group meets fortnightly during term time and is an informal forum for the presentation on research on the early modern period.

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Durham Early Modern Group - Seminar Series; "Addicted to a Dacre": Leonard Dacre, the Rising of the North and the politics of rebellion (1569-70)

5:00pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room 2, History Department, Fergal Leonard

Leonard Dacre, the disinherited claimant to his family’s ancestral Cumbrian estates, played an ambiguous and contradictory role in the Rising of the North (1569). Instead of broader social or religious change, Dacre’s rebellion was firmly motivated by his personal ambitions. He was nevertheless able to raise a sizeable force of local tenantry to fight against government forces at the Battle of Hell Beck (1570). By examining Dacre’s actions and his local following, my talk will explore popular agency and political participation in what has traditionally been understood as a fundamentally aristocratic, personal rebellion.


Wednesday 4 December 2019

Durham Early Modern Group - Seminar Series;

5:00pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, Professor Nicola Whyte

Details to follow.


Wednesday 15 January 2020

Durham Early Modern Group - Seminar Series; A Greek Archbishop in Restoration London and Colonial Buenos Aires

5:00pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room 2, History Department, Dr John-Paul Ghobrial

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Durham Early Modern Group - Seminar Series; Women, Sex and Power: Stories from the Archives

5:00pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room 2, History Department, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb

Most of the women who ever lived left no trace on the record of history and everything we've known about ordinary women suggests they were powerless and downtrodden. In this talk, Prof. Suzannah Lipscomb brings us different stories: the unheard voices of sixteenth-century women telling us the realities of their lives and extent of their power.


Tuesday 25 February 2020

Durham Early Modern Group - Seminar Series; War Victims and Their Stories: The Civil War Petitions Project

5:00pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room 2, History Department, Professor Andrew Hopper

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Durham Early Modern Group - Seminar Series;

5:00pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, Dr Paolo Broggio

Details to follow.