The Early Modern Commons

Material Histories

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A Day at Home in Early Modern England: exclusive taster!

12 September 2017

We’re delighted to announce that our co-authored book, A Day at Home in Early Modern England: material culture and domestic life 1500-1700 will be published by Yale University...

Daily Lives and Daily Routines

5 September 2017

Looking forward to the European Social Science History Conference that will take place from 4 – 7 April 2018 in Belfast. We’re speaking in a session organized by Gudrun...

After Iconophobia

24 March 2017

I may have been silent on this forum for a while but I have been blogging with my Reformation/visual arts hat on: After Iconophobia: an online symposium … hosted by the wonderful...

Books that don’t fit into the standard categories: a celebration

12 July 2016

One of the most gratifying comments in response to the publication of Shakespeare and the Stuff of Life (Bloomsbury, 2016) is that it doesn’t “quite fit into the standard...