The Early Modern Commons

Early modern/medieval histories

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Anglo-Dutch Literature before Milton and Marvell

2 December 2020

presented at the launch of Esther van Raamsdonk’s Milton, Marvell, and the Dutch Republic At any other time, I am certain many of us would have met in person to celebrate...

Epistolary Cheese

5 June 2020

Letter from Joos Daten (Norwich) to Jan Harberdin (Ypres), 4 October 1567 De ghenade des Vaders ende de liefde des Sons ende de ghemenschap des heilighen ghest zij met u allen, door...

Tweeting images from medieval manuscripts: my practice

15 November 2016

Besides the picture and my caption, there are types of information I include in my tweets of medieval manuscript images; in particular, there are collection references, and there is...


16 October 2015

I teach at the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, in Ankara. The Program teaches a year-long intensive course focusing on the meaning of culture,...