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Leading lady: Anna Maria van Schurman

3 May 2018

It is a sad truth that only very small number of early modern women received an education. Still fewer benefitted from the education that was on offer to men. Anna Maria van Schurman...

In celebration of a minor fact, or two, concerning ‘the pious and profoundly-learned’ Mr Mede

30 April 2018

Christ’s College, Cambridge, from David Loggan, ‘Cantabrigia Illustrata’ (1690). (Source of image: Wikimedia Commons) For weeks now I’ve been meaning to write...

The EMLO Hundredth: Jean Le Clerc

27 April 2018

When EMLO launched its ‘new look’ back in January 2015, a re-design that included for the first time catalogue introductory pages, little did anyone foresee that just over...

Thomas Pennant and the ‘Curious Travellers’ in Bristol

31 March 2018

Over the past three years, EMLO has been working with the inspirational AHRC-funded Curious Travellers project. Headed by Dr Mary-Ann Constantine at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and...