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Happy birthday, Elias Ashmole!

23 May 2017

‘I Elias Ashmole, was the son (& only Child) of Simon Ashmole of Lichfeild Sadler eldest son to Mr. Thomas Ashmole of the said Citty Sadler, twice cheife Bayliff of that Corporation,...

Cultures of Knowledge: the fourth phase

19 May 2017

We are delighted to announce the award to the University of Oxford of a fourth round of funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the Cultures of Knowledge [CofK]...

At the centre of a troubled world: Elizabeth of Bohemia

30 April 2017

Heidelberg, which played such a crucial role in the career of Jan Gruter, the subject of my previous post, provides a setting once again as one of the cities central in the life and...

Mother tongues and a tale of two libraries: Janus Gruterus

19 April 2017

In recent weeks Cultures of Knowledge has played host to a number of COST-funded ‘short-term-scientific-mission’ visitors, one of whom has been considering how...