Call for new Council and Executive committees members!

Dear MRDS Members,

It’s the time of year when we nominate people to serve on the MRDS’s Council and Executive Committee. On behalf of the Nominating Committee, which is made of Bob Clark, Carolyn Coulson, and me, I am asking you to submit nominations by April 26, 2021. The positions are described below.

Call for Papers: MEMS Festival 2021

Join the University of Kent’s seventh annual MEMS Summer Festival, two-day event celebrating Medieval and Early Modern history, 400 – 1800. Abstract deadline 30 April for the event, 18–19 June 2021.

Shakespeare, Race, and Queer Sexuality - a two-part colloqium

“Shakespeare, Race, and Queer Sexuality” disturbs the longstanding divide between early modern critical race studies and early modern queer studies. While both fields emerged around the same time about three decades ago, they have led relatively independent existences despite the advent of intersectional critiques. The colloquium explores the reasons for this disciplinary segregation and initiates a series of conversations that envisions productive dialogues for future engaged, collaborative work.