The Early Modern Commons

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Between Two Novembers

9 November 2018

This weekend, the world will face the bracing 100th anniversary of 11th November 1918 – a date with very a different meaning in the two traditions in which I grew up, British...

Royal Wedding as Microcosm...

21 May 2018

=Two years ago, serendipitously, the Bodleian Library offered the Jagiellonians Project (which I lead) a spring 2018 slot for an exhibition about a Renaissance royal wedding. As the...

Beach / Museum

27 September 2017

Edge of the Old World? San Sebastian, La Gomera Summer is over and in Somerville Senior Common Room, academics are swapping tales of holidays. Many colleagues have holidayed in cultural-historic...

Back in the News...

28 July 2017

          The 15th century courtyard of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow:still debating Jagiellonians...   In this, the 4th year of the ERC-Oxford...